Bruce Stone Award


The 2021 Bruce Stone Award - Recipient Prof. Bernard Henrissat

The B. A. Stone Award 2021 was presented to Prof. Bernard Henrissat for his immense influence to the entire plant and glycobiology fields and for his outstanding contribution as founder of the CAZy database, which is used by numerous scientists worldwide and is of enormous scientific and technological impact and value.

About the CAZy website

The CAZy database describes the families of structurally-related catalytic and carbohydrate-binding modules (or functional domains) of enzymes that degrade, modify, or create glycosidic bonds.

Online since 1998, CAZy is a specialist database dedicated to the display and analysis of genomic, structural and biochemical information on Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes (CAZymes).

The Bruce Stone Award

Bruce Arthur Stone was Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at La Trobe University in Victoria from 1972 until his retirement in 1993. He made significant contributions to the field of cereal chemistry and was an expert in the area of polysaccharide research. He was internationally recognised for this work and received many awards and honours.

The B. A. Stone Award was conceived "to recognise outstanding contributions to our understanding of cell wall and more general carbohydrate biochemistry" in honour of Emeritus Professor Bruce Arthur Stone.

The B. A. Stone Award was initiated by Megazyme and continues to be sponsored by NEOGEN®, which acquired Megazyme in 2021.

Many congratulations to Prof. Bernard Henrissat on behalf of the Megazyme/NEOGEN team.