Navigation Links
The Danisco Award 2008 goes to D.Sc. Barbara Ann Halkier from Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen

Associated Professor, DSc Barbara Ann Halkier, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, has been granted the Danisco Award 2008. She received the prestigious award for her excellent research into secondary metabolites, which are biologically active substances in, for instance, plants. In particular, her research has focused on biosynthetic pathways, regulation and transport of glucosinolates in cruciferous plants.

The purpose of the Award instituted by the Danisco Foundation is to help improve food products, notably industrially produced foods. Institutions and individuals in Denmark and abroad are eligible for the Award as a reward for outstanding efforts to improve foods or as a means of financing food improvement projects. The Danisco Award was first granted in 2002. It represents a value of DKK 250,000 and is one of the biggest Danish prizes within biotechnology.

Barbara Ann Halkier and her research group have identified and characterized a number of genes involved in the biosynthetic pathway of glucosinolates. In recent years, they have had increased their focus on regulation and transport of these compounds in plants and the possibilities of transferring the pathways to organisms in which production of glucosinolates does not occur in the wild type. Although several genes are involved in the biosynthesis of glucosinolates, Barbara Ann Halkier and her research group have recently succeeded in producing glucosinolates in non-cruciferous plants.

Barbara Ann Halkier is internationally recognized for her basic research but she also has an eye for practical applications, including both improvements of human health and the environment. Epidemiologic studies reveal a correlation between eating cruciferous vegetables and reduced risk of a number of cancer diseases. In cruciferous plants, the glucosinolates are involved in defense reactions to herbivores and harmful microorganisms.

Barbara Ann Halkier was born in 1956, has taken a biology degree from the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen and has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences since 1992. She obtained her doctorate in 1996 from the Department of Molecular Biology. Under the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, seven reviews, more than 1,500 quotations, H-Index: 27.


Contact: Barbara Ann Halkier
University of Copenhagen

Related biology news :

1. GSA congratulates 2008 award winners
2. USAID grant awarded to improve food security in Africa
3. HJF nursing specialist wins prestigious Celina Field Cargiver Award
4. Case Western Reserve receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award
5. BIO-key(R) Awarded PocketCop(R) Contracts From Major Law Enforcement Agencies
6. NIH funds 16 Science Education Partnership Awards
7. ASU researchers receive NIH awards for studies of malaria and emergent disease
8. Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting
9. Scripps Florida scientists awarded $1.5M to fight major water and food parasites
10. Eastman Dental Center awarded $1.6 million to find ways to prevent cavities
11. Kalyon wins Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
The Danisco Award 2008 goes to D.Sc. Barbara Ann Halkier from Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen
(Date:11/12/2015)... , Nov. 12, 2015  Arxspan has ... of MIT and Harvard for use of its ... information management tools. The partnership will support the ... biological and chemical research information internally and with ... be used for managing the Institute,s electronic laboratory ...
(Date:11/10/2015)... YORK , Nov. 10, 2015 ... to behavioral biometrics that helps to identify and ... fraud. Signature is considered as the secure and ... the identification of a particular individual because each ... more accurate results especially when dynamic signature of ...
(Date:11/2/2015)...  SRI International has been awarded a contract of ... to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) PREVENT Cancer Program ... modern testing and support facilities, and analytical instrumentation to ... studies to evaluate potential cancer prevention drugs. ... Drug Development Program is an NCI-supported pipeline to bring ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) closed ... events for pharmaceutical manufacturing: 2015 Annual Meeting. The conference took place in Philadelphia, ... number of attendees in more than a decade. , “The 2015 Annual ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... This fall, global software ... events in five states to develop and pitch their BIG ideas to improve health ... state are competing for votes to win the title of SAP's Teen Innovator, an ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB: TIKRF) today announced that its Annual General Meeting of ... Israel time, at the law offices of Goldfarb ... Floor, Tel Aviv, Israel . ... Tamir to the Board of Directors; , election of ... of an amendment to certain terms of options granted to our Chief ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... InSphero AG, the leading ... culture models, has promoted Melanie Aregger to serve as Chief Operating Officer. ... on the management team and was promoted to Head of InSphero Diagnostics ...
Breaking Biology Technology: