Heineken Prizes

Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022

Remy Jungerman

connects the visual language of the Maroons with western modernism

Visual artist Remy Jungerman will be awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022. The jury praises the artist for the way he interweaves the cultures of the countries that define him: Suriname, the Netherlands, and the United States. By using geometric patterns and horizontals composed of panels varying of length, width, and colour, Jungerman creates a unique style and an extensive layering in his work. This form and connection of traditions offers the audience a new visual language that initiates a dialogue between disparate cultures.

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Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2020

Carolyn Bertozzi

developed a technique that enables immune cells to recognise cancer cells as dangerous and attack them

Carolyn Bertozzi, professor of Chemistry and, by courtesy, Chemical & Systems Biology at Stanford University, will be awarded the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2022. The award honours Bertozzi’s ground-breaking research into communication between cells and methods of influencing this communication.

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Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2022

Vishva M. Dixit

provided mechanistic insight for new clinical treatments, including immunotherapy in cancer patients

Vishva M. Dixit, vice president of Early Discovery Research at Genentech, will be awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2022. The award honours his pioneering biomedical research on apoptosis, the process of programmed cell death, and necrosis, where cell death is caused by factors outside the cell such as infection or trauma. His discoveries have provided mechanistic insight for new clinical treatments, including immunotherapy in cancer patients.

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Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2022

Sunil Amrith

Amrith explains why water plays such an important role in the history of South and Southeast Asia

Sunil Amrith, professor of History at Yale University, will be awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2022. The award honours his search for the historical origins of the great inequality that exists between and within countries as well as the connection that he has identified to the impact of climate change.

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Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences 2020

Corinne Le Quéré

shows impact of climate change on CO2 uptake in the oceans

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences 2020 to Corinne Le Quéré, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England).
Le Quéré is receiving the prize for her interdisciplinary research on the interaction between climate change and the carbon cycle.

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C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2020

Robert Zatorre

sets the tone for scientific approach to music

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2020 to Robert Zatorre, Professor of Neuroscience at McGill University in Canada and researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital). Zatorre is receiving the prize for his contribution to the discipline of music cognition. He studies how our nervous system ensures that we can make and enjoy music.

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Heineken Young Scientists Awards

Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences 2020

Meta Roestenberg

Research on a malaria vaccine

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences 2020 to Meta Roestenberg (b. 1981), an internist-infectiologist at Leiden University Medical Centre. She is receiving the award for her research on the development of a malaria vaccine.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities 2020

Mark Dingemanse

Research on language

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities 2020 to Mark Dingemanse (b. 1983), a linguist at Radboud University Nijmegen. Dingemanse is receiving the award for his research into why languages are the way they are and how using language makes us human.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences 2020

Freddy Rabouw

Research on materials for light

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Natural Sciences 2020 to Freddy Rabouw (b. 1988), a physicist/chemist at Utrecht University. Rabouw is receiving the prize for his research on new materials to generate light, for example for solar cells or display screens.

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Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences 2020

Anna van Duijvenvoorde

Research on development of the brain

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Social Sciences 2020 to Anna van Duijvenvoorde (b. 1983), a developmental psychologist at Leiden University. Van Duijvenvoorde is receiving the award for her research on the development of the brain and behaviour in adolescents.

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