In December 2021, I have been invited to the royal palace in Stockholm to receive the prestigious award from the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and Environment. With the award my work on the Swedish biodiversity of marine green algae and their sustainable usage in aquaculture was honored.
The award was handed over by his majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf at a solemn ceremony at the royal Bernadotte Library. I feel very honored to receive this important Award for young researchers.
The award shows that research on phycology is not only important and relevant for our future, but that the need for more sustainable future resources is perceived by society. King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and Environment was founded in 1996 to celebrate the Swedish King’s 50th birthday. The purpose was to promote research, technological development and enterprise that would contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources and the maintenance of biodiversity.