The Danisco Award 2005 goes to Anne Meyer

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 05, 2005 15:45 CEST

The Danisco Award 2005 goes to PhD Anne Meyer, Associate Professor at BioCentrum, the Technical University of Denmark. She receives the Award and DKK 250,000 for her contribution to taking food enzymology a major step closer to using enzymes for the production of food with a healthier profile.

'Food research is essential, not least when it comes to health and nutrition. And it is equally important that the know-how achieved is used in the food industry for the benefit of consumers across the globe. This year's Award winner has demonstrated that advanced research may eventually contribute to making something as ordinary as juice healthier,' said Alf Duch-Pedersen, CEO of Danisco A/S, at the award ceremony.

The Award was presented on 5 October by the Danish Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs Lars Barfoed at Danisco's Biohorizons Symposium in Copenhagen.

'This year's Award Winner, Anne Meyer, is a very competent researcher with a lot of exciting research initiatives. One of her aims is to make the use of biotechnology more understandable. Through her work she has shown that the use of enzymes can improve the production processes of food so the result is healthier and safer foods, and products that taste better,' said Minister for Family and Consumer Affairs Lars Barfoed at the ceremony.

Anne Meyer has moreover used her expertise to supervise several junior scientists on projects in which enzymes are used to improve the quality of food or exploit nutritive components.

This is the fourth time the Danisco Foundation grants the Danisco Award, the aim of which is to promote the development of better food.

For further information, please contact:
Alf Duch-Pedersen, CEO, Danisco A/S
Tel +45 32 66 20 00

Carl Johan Corneliussen, Media Relations Manager, Danisco A/S
Tel + 45 32 66 29 26, mobile +45 26 15 21 27