The Torkil Holm Symposium


The symposium is a high-level event which features both lectures and excellent networking opportunities.

Every two years, ATV organises the Torkil Holm Symposium which is an international chemistry symposium. The aim of the event is to bring together world-leading experts, from both academia and industry, to present a broad range of topics within the field of chemical science. The symposium is sponsored by the Torkil Holm Foundation and is the successor of the Knud Lind Larsen symposiums.

The next Torkil Holm Symposium will be held on 26 and 27 January 2018. 

The Torkil Holm Research Award for Chemistry
During the symposium the Torkil Holm Research Award for Chemistry will be awarded to a younger researcher who has already established his or her credentials as an independent investigator in chemical science and who shows great promise for further scientific development.

Award winners
2016: Professor Dimitrios Stamou, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
2014: Lecturer, ph.d. Gemma Solomon, Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
2012: Principal Scientist Morten Jørgensen, H. Lundbeck A/S, and Lecturer Thomas E. Nielsen, DTU Chemistry
2010: Senior Scientist Thomas L. Andresen, DTU Nanotech (Knud Lind Larsen Prize)
2008: Professor Kurt Gothelf, Leader of Centre for DNA Nanotechnology, Aarhus University (Knud Lind Larsen Prize)
2006 Senior Researcher Frederik Krebs, Research Center Risø (Knud Lind Larsen Prize)
2004: Lecturer Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark (Knud Lind Larsen Prize)
2002: Head of Programme for Strategic Research Claus J. H. Jacobsen, Haldor Topsøe A/S (Knud Lind Larsen Prize)

Organising committee
Professor David Tanner, DTU Chemistry (Chairman)
Professor Klaus Bock, The Torkil Holm Foundation
Professor Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Aarhus University
Vice President Ole Kirk, Novozymes A/S
Professor Morten Meldal, University of Copenhagen
Divisional Director Klaus Bæk Simonsen, H. Lundbeck A/S
Professor Jesper Wengel, University of Southern Denmark

Professor David Tanner, DTU Chemistry, T: +45 45 25 21 88, E:
Senior Consultant Vibeke Schrøder, T: 45 96 08 15, M: 22 50 58 38, E:
Assistant Klaus Hornung, ATV, T: +45 45 96 08 24, E: