Hanne Frøkiær receives Danisco Award 2006

Pressmeddelande   •   Nov 21, 2006 13:16 CET

The Danisco Award 2006 goes to PhD Hanne Frøkiær, Associate Professor at BioCentrum under the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

She receives the Award along with DKK 250,000 for her research into the effect of food on the immune system with particular focus on microorganisms, fats and bioactive proteins.

‘Hanne Frøkiær’s food research shows that food is more than just nutrition - it's also disease prevention. The interaction between the food we eat and the human genes may ultimately provide us with an understanding of how ordinary food can improve our health,’ said CEO Tom Knutzen, Danisco A/S, at the award ceremony.

The Award was presented at a conference on European food innovation in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday 21 November.

Hanne Frøkiær is an internationally acclaimed scientist and participates in several major research programmes, including the EU project ”Healthy Profood”. She is currently heading research projects with combined grants of more than DKK 10 million. As a result of her efforts, BioCentrum-DTU has achieved a unique position globally within nutritional immunology.
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