Larry Gold, the founder and chairman of the board of SomaLogic, has been awarded the 8th International Steven Hoogendijk Prize by the Dutch Batavian Society of Experimental Philosophy (Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte). Bataafsch Genootschap is one of the oldest scientific societies in the Netherlands, founded in 1769 by Steven Hoogendijk, a clockmaker in Rotterdam. The biennial Hoogendijk prize honors global breakthroughs at the cutting edge of medicine and technology. Previous recipients include George Church, Alfred Cuschieri, Stefan Vilsmeier and Richard Durbin.
Dr. Gold is a professor in the department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a bioscience entrepreneur. His research has led to numerous commercially successful patents, and he has founded two other biotechnology companies prior to SomaLogic.
The Hoogendijk prize, which consists of 10,000 euros and a silver medal, will be presented to Dr. Gold in a ceremony on September 19th in Rotterdam.