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Nutritional Sciences

Nutritional Sciences Award

At DSM we have a long heritage of scientific innovation in both animal and human nutrition – which is why we offer awards for outstanding achievement in both fields. The DSM Nutritional Sciences Award is presented every two years for outstanding achievement in human nutrition and animal nutrition.
Professor Dr. Hans H. Stein

Call for nominations

The Nutritional Sciences Award 2017 is dedicated to Human Nutrition, with special emphasis on vitamins, carotenoids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, enzymes, pre- and probiotics and naturally occurring bioactive compounds.

Scientists from all parts of the world who have made major contributions to fundamental or applied research in this field can be nominated for the award. A prime requirement is that the candidate’s research must have significantly advanced the world’s understanding and knowledge of key questions in the field specified. An international judging committee will review the nominations and select the winner.

Closing date: 30 April 2017.

Candidates for the award can be put forward by nomination only. Candidates cannot nominate themselves. It is a requirement of the award that the recipient will be present at the award presentation event to receive the award personally and to deliver an award lecture on his/her research work. The award will be presented at the IUNS 21th international Congress of nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 16 October 2017.

Past winner

The 2015 award was presented to Professor Dr. Maret G. Traber, Director, Oxidative & Nitrative Stress Laboratory, Linus Pauling institute, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Professor Dr. Traber received the award for her lifetime commitment and scientific achievements in the field of vitamin E research.

Professor Dr. Traber is a pioneer in vitamin E research and the world’s leading researcher of vitamin E in humans. She reported landmark discoveries on the bioavailability of vitamin E, its antioxidant function, and its metabolism in health and disease.

The DSM Nutritional Sciences Award 2015 was presented to Professor Dr. Hans H. Stein during the 13th Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs in Kliczków (Poland) on 19-21 May 2015. Professor Dr. Hans H. Stein received the award in recognition of his impressive career in the field of sustainable swine nutrition research and for nurturing future talent in animal nutrition.

Theme

The theme for the award was ‘Optimum Swine Nutrition for Sustainable Food Production’.

At DSM we know a fair amount about this topic. Pigs are fast growers, and they benefit the food chain in many ways. However, the requirements for management and feeding practice have been driven by changes to economics as well as environmental challenges. We bring value to the pork chain through the supply of high-quality products benefiting customers, consumers and the environment.

This year’s award was organized in partnership with the 13th International Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs. Scientists from all parts of the world who have made major contributions to fundamental or applied research in this field of animal nutrition could be nominated for the award. A primary requirement is that the candidate’s research must have significantly advanced the world’s understanding and knowledge of key questions in the field specified.