Heineken Young Scientist Award for Celia Berkers

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has awarded Celia Berkers of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research at Utrecht University, the Netherlands with the 2014 Heineken Young Scientists Award for Bio­chemistry and Biophysics for her research into the workings of the proteaso­me, a structure that breaks down proteins in biological cells.

About the Heineken Young Scientists Awards

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.