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The Director Ib Henriksen Foundation’s Researcher Award

Ib Henriksen was the son of contractor Henrik Johan Henriksen and his wife Camilla, who were co-owners of one of the largest private enterprises in Denmark – Henriksen & Kähler. This company owned Rockwool, gas concrete plants in Denmark and the UK, the large pits in Hedehusene, the Hasle Quarry Tile and Fire Clay Factory on the island of Bornholm, and large tracts of land in various parts of Denmark. In 1962, the company was divided so that the Kähler family continued Rockwool, while the Henriksen family took over the other activities. Ib Henriksen subsequently became the sole owner of Hasle Quarry. The factory was sold in the late 1970s to a fund owned by the County of Bornholm. Ib Henriksen died in 1982 without heirs, but he had decided that his entire fortune would go to a fund to support research and science, as well as young people who want to continue learning, especially abroad. 

Poul Nissen - 2016

Professor Poul Nissen has won the prestigious Director Ib Henriksen Foundation’s Researcher Award 2016 for his outstanding efforts in structural biology. The foundation justifies the choice of Professor Nissen with his ability to promote interdisciplinary and international cooperation in his field of research.

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