Bernard Henrissat and CAZY Win Major Recognition

Bernard Henrissat has been selected as the first recipient of the Novozymes Prize.The Novozymes Prize, is awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to Bernard Henrissat, in recognition of outstanding research or technology efforts that benefit the development of biotechnology science.
Bernard Henrissat, who is the first recipient of the Novozyme Prize, is acknowledged for “his pioneering research on characterizing and systematizing enzymes that act on carbohydrate-binding molecules, from cellulose to pharmaceutically relevant proteins. As the creator of an extremely valuable database covering these important enzymes, he has generated and collected crucial knowledge about several key biotechnological processes and made it available to the scientific and industrial communities.”