Covid expert scoops media award

07.11.2020 - 10:54
Covid expert scoops media award
Debes Hammershaimb Christiansen has won the annual media award for his efforts in informing the public about Covid-19
Debes Hammershaimb Christiansen is the head of the test laboratory at the Food, Veterinary and Environmental Agency (HFS)

Debes Hammershaimb Christiansen, whose innovative foresight laid the foundation for the successful Faroese Covid-19 testing system, has won the 2020 media award.

He was presented with the award yesterday at Tórshavn’s Kongshøll as part of the annual ‘Vísindavøka’ science day.

The adjudication committee voted unanimously for Christiansen as the winner, praising his generous dedication.

”Debes Hammershaimb Christiansen has not only played a crucial role in the fight against the coronavirus; he has also generously shared his vast knowledge on the subject in Faroese and international media,” Bergur D. Hansen, the dean of the University of the Faroe Islands, said at the award ceremony.


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