Annoucement of the 2022 Heineken Prize Winners

Published on: 08 June 2022
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Carolyn Bertozzi, Remy Jungerman, Vishva M. Dixit, Sunil Amrith, Carl Folke, and Kia Nobre win 2022 Heineken Prizes. Yale history professor Sunil Amrith will receive the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize in 2022. Carl Folke argued that society and nature must be viewed as a whole to maintain Earth's social and ecological systems.

The 2022 Heineken Prizes will be awarded to biochemist Carolyn Bertozzi, visual artist Remy Jungerman, biomedical researcher Vishva M. Dixit, historian Sunil Amrith, environmental scientist Carl Folke, and cognitive neuroscientist Kia Nobre. The laureates will be awarded the Heineken Prizes at a ceremony on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam.

Dr. H.P. Heineken Biochemistry and Biophysics Prize: Bertozzi, Carolyn Carolyn Bertozzi, professor of Chemistry and, by extension, Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University, has been awarded the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics 2022. The award recognizes Bertozzi's groundbreaking research into cell communication and methods for influencing this communication.

Remy Jungerman wins the Dr. A.H. Heineken Art Prize. Remy Jungerman, a visual artist, has been awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2022. The jury lauds the artist for fusing the cultures of the three countries that define him: Suriname, the Netherlands, and the United States. Jungerman creates an extensive layering in his work by using geometric patterns and horizontals composed of panels varying in length, width, and color. This starts a conversation between people from different cultures.

Vishva M. Dixit receives the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize in Medicine. Vishva M. Dixit, Genentech's vice president of Early Discovery Research, will receive the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine 2022. The award recognizes his groundbreaking biomedical research on apoptosis, or programmed cell death, and necrosis, which is caused by factors outside the cell, such as infection or trauma. His findings have provided mechanistic insight for new clinical treatments, such as immunotherapy for cancer patients.

Sunil Amrith receives the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History. Sunil Amrith, a history professor at Yale University, has been awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History 2022. The award recognizes his search for the historical roots of great inequality between and within countries, as well as the link he has identified to the impact of climate change.

Carl Folke receives the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize in Environmental Sciences. Carl Folke, director of the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics and founder and chair of the Stockholm Resilience Centre's board of directors, will receive the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences 2022. The award recognizes his pioneering role in the integrated approach to environmental issues. The environmental scientist was among the first to argue that in order to maintain the resilience of Earth's social and ecological systems, society and nature must be examined as a whole.

Kia Nobre receives the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize in Cognitive Science. Kia Nobre, University of Oxford professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, has been awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2022. Her innovative approach to imaging and understanding the human brain, as well as the impact of her work on numerous subfields of cognitive neuroscience, such as attention, working memory, long-term memory, and language, have earned her the award.

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