To recognize outstanding and sustained contributions to exercise biochemistry, the International Research Group on Biochemistry of Exercise created the Honour Award to be presented to one person at the triennial IBEC.

Winners of the "Honour Award"

1994 John O. Holloszy
Washington University School of Medicine,
St Louis, USA

1997 Jacques R. Poortmans,
Université Libre de Bruxelles,
Brussels, Belgium

2000 Eric Hultman
University of Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

2003 Henrik Galbo
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Frank Booth
University of Texas School of Medicine
Columbia, USA

2009 Bengt Saltin
University of Copenhagen,
Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 Erik Richter
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 Mark Tarnopolsky
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

2018 Juleen Zierath
Karolinska Institute
Stokholm, Sweden


The Young Investigator Award is given for the best study, published or accepted for publication, in the three years prior to each IBEC, on a topic relevant to exercise biochemistry

Winners of the Young Investigator Award

1985 Bente Kiens

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1988 Michael Kjær
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1991 Jens Bangsbo
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

1994 Ylva Hellsten
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

1997 Labros Sidossis
University of Texas (Galveston), USA

2000 Jens Larsen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2003 Morten Donsmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Matthew Watt
RMIT University, Australia

2009 David Wright
University of Alberta, Canada

2012 Adeel Safdar
McMaster University, Canada

2015 Kistin Standford
Harvard University, USA

2018 Maléne Elin Lindholm
Karolinska Institute, Sweden