Leader of the DNRF’s Center for Geomicrobiology at Aarhus University, professor Bo Barker Jørgensen has been awarded the prestigious A.C. Redfield Award. The prize, which is awarded by the ‘Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography’ (ASLO), is a prize for world-class scientists.
In their announcement about the choice of center leader Bo Barker Jørgensen, ASLO writes:
“Bo Barker Jørgensen has lead the way in our understanding of biogeochemistry and microbial ecology in marine sediments. His publications have been quoted more than 32,000 times, and two of his publications have been quoted more than 1,000 times each. Colleagues say that these statistics are proof of Jørgensen’s “amazing influence on science and a tribute to the great effects of his life-long research effort.”
“The DNRF congratulates Bo Barker Jørgensen on the well-deserved award. His research is an excellent example of the ground breaking impact which society gains from curiosity driven basic science. The curiosity driven research which Bo has done in Center for Geomicrobiology and before that at his Max Planck center, has transformed our knowledge of the Earth’s biosphere. Along the way, Bo has developed new techniques and instruments, and not least, hatched a significant number og Ph.D.’s and post-docs, who are now ready to continue the work”.
Professor Søren-Peter Olesen, director at the Danish National Research Foundation.