June 7, 2023

Toby Kiers receives Spinoza Prize

Toby Kiers has been awarded the NWO Spinoza Prize for her groundbreaking research on the symbiotic partnerships between fungi and plants. She is the youngest scientist to ever receive this award. The committee praises her scientific and societal contributions to nature conservation and the development of regenerative agriculture.

Kiers is professor of Evolutionary Biology at VU University Amsterdam and laureate of the Ammodo Science Award 2019. In September of last year, Kiers was already named one of the 100 emerging leaders shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science, and activism by TIME.

NWO Spinoza Prize
The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest distinction in Dutch science. NWO annually awards the Spinoza Prizes to two researchers working in the Netherlands who are among the best scientists in the world according to international standards. This year, the Spinoza Prize will be awarded on October 4th.