Group leader Alexander N. Zelikin receives the 2016 Lundbeckfonden’s Research Prize for Young Scientists

Group leader Alexander N. Zelikin received the 2016 Lundbeckfonden’s Research Prize for Young Scientists at a ceremony in Copenhagen the 26th of October 2016.

The Young Scientists Prize was founded in 2001 by Lundbeckfonden, to be given annually to a young researchers under the age of 40. The prize is awarded in acknowledgement of a particularly promising scientist who has produced outstanding research in the field of biomedical science. The prize is a personal honorary award of DKK 300,000, the recipient must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award. Nominations are made by leading scientists at Danish research institutions. Lundbeckfonden’s Research Committee selects the prizewinner in collaboration with external reviewers.

“Alexander N. Zelikin is a very strong scientist and a true pioneer in the research of modern drug delivery. His research helps strengthen Danish biomedical polymer research internationally. Danish polymer science has gained recognition in the international arena through his hard work.

It gives us great pleasure and pride to see that Lundbeckfonden is awarding the 2016 Research Prize for Young Scientists to one of Aarhus University’s young and promising researchers,” says Professor Birgit Schiøtt, who is head of the Department of Chemistry and who nominated Zelikin for the prize.

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2016 Research Prize for Young Scientists from Lundbeckfonden and I would like to sincerely thank my team and my collaborators, without whom my research would not be possible. I hope that this award serves as an inspiration and a motivation to all young researchers in Denmark,” says Alexander N. Zelikin.

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