Organisation - May 11, 2005

Voragen knighted

In the Queen’s birthday honours list this year the chair of food chemistry Professor Fons Voragen was appointed Ridder in de Order van de Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion). He was decorated by the Minister of Agriculture Dr Cees Veerman, who praised the professor for his outstanding social and scientific contributions. Voragen is one of the most cited scientists in his field and has also held many managerial positions within Wageningen UR. Until last year he was the Scientific Director of the Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Group. In June 2004 he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. / GvM

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