08 May Celia Berkers receives Heineken Young Scientists Award
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded the 2014 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Biochemistry and Biophysic to Celia Berkers. Dr. Celia Berkers (33) is receiving the award for her research into the workings of the proteasome, a structure that breaks down proteins in biological cells.
The 2014 Heineken Young Scientists Awards will be presented on Thursday 2 October 2014 during a special meeting of the KNAW at the Beurs van Berlage Building in Amsterdam. The Heineken Prizes will be presented there as well.
About the Heineken Young Scientists Award
The Heineken Young Scientists Awards are meant as an encouragement for young and talented researchers. The Awards are presented at the same time as the Heineken Prizes. The winners are promising young researchers whose achievements set an example for other young scientists. They conduct their research in the same disciplines as the Heineken Prize winners. The Young Scientists Award consists of a piece of sculpture by Jeroen Henneman, an artist based in Amsterdam, and EUR 10,000.