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Micronutrients for health: Research Award From the Society for Applied Vitamin Research for Andreas Hahn

Micronutrients for health: Research Award From the Society for Applied Vitamin Research for Andreas Hahn

Prof. Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Chairman of the GVF, handing over the award to Prof. Dr. Andreas Hahne

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hahn has been awarded the 2023 Research Prize of the Gesellschaft für angewandte Vitaminforschung (GVF), Society for Applied Vitamin Research, for his fundamental contributions in the field of vitamins and nutrients.

Professor Hahn works at the Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Leibniz University Hannover and is responsible for teaching Nutrition Physiology and Human Nutrition. His research focuses on the clinical investigation of micronutrients, nutritional assessments of alternative diets and the distinction between foods and pharmaceuticals. This active research activity is documented by more than 550 publications and around 70 food law papers. Andreas Hahn has also received several awards, including the Beck-Verlag Food Law Prize in 2009.

Vitamin research: Honour for lifetime achievement and fundamental contributions

The GVF Research Prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, was awarded during the 56th Nutrivention Conference, Baden-Baden. The prize honours pioneering work on the role of micronutrients for health. Prof. Dr Manfred Eggersdorfer, Chairman of the GVF, congratulated this year's prizewinner: "We are delighted to honour a scientist who has contributed to the role of micronutrients in health with the GVF Research Prize".

The research prize is awarded every two years to scientists who have made significant contributions in the field of vitamins and other micronutrients in the overall view of their work. Past winners include Prof Dr Hans Konrad Biesalski, University of Hohenheim, and Prof Dr Veronika Somoza, Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology, Munich.

The Gesellschaft für angewandte Vitaminforschung e. V. (GVF) was founded in 1989 to promote vitamin research and its application in practice. In the following years, the focus was expanded to include nutrients. The GVF serves as a scientific forum for science, medicine and industry to exchange information and discuss the current state of research. The society supports communication about the importance of vitamins and nutrients for health, promotes scientific exchange through cooperation with national and international organisations and the implementation of interesting research projects in this field.

Congratulations on this achievement and this award!