Prize Committee

Professor of Biological Chemistry

Roy Goodacre

University of Liverpool, UK

Rector

Henrik C. Wegener (Chairman)

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Vice Chancellor (Rektor)

Per Bruun Brockhoff

IT University of Copenhagen

Director, Data & Algorithms

Lars Nørgaard

FOSS

Professor

Søren Balling Engelsen

University of Copenhagen

Head of Department

Michelle H. Williams

Aarhus University

About the Committee

The Nils Foss Prize Committee consists of a Chairman and six highly-respected and knowledgeable members from the Scientific Community and International Food Industry-Innovation Community plus one representative from FOSS.

The Committee is responsible for nominating the qualified candidates for each of the Nils Foss Prizes. The prize laureate and talent will be confirmed by the Chairman and the CEO of FOSS based on the recommendations from the Prize Committee.

Henrik Wegener

Prize Committee Chairman and Rector at University of Copenhagen

Prize Committee Chairman and Rector at University of Copenhagen

Henrik has been member of the Nils Foss Prize Committee since 2016 and chairman since 2021.

With more than 12.000 citations (h-index 56, March 2023), he is the author of more than 150 papers in journals, research monographs and proceedings, on food safety, zoonosis, antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases.

He has served as advisor and reviewer to national and international authorities & governments, international organizations and private companies, and universities and research foundations, and he has served, and is presently serving, on several national and international committees and boards on food safety, veterinary public health, and research policy.

He has received several awards, incl. the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics International Leadership Award in 2003.

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Nils Foss Prize Award Ceremony 2024

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Nils Foss Prize Award Ceremony 2024