The BioTrans Award is awarded following nomination by the BioTrans-Award Committee based on the candidate's i) innovative concepts & breaking new ground in the field of biocatalysis and ii) outstanding academic fairness. The junior and senior awards are granted to researchers of age younger or older than 45 years, respectively. The awards are announced at the international BioTrans Symposium, of which the latest edition was organized in Groningen (local organizers Profs. M.W. Fraaije and G.J. Poelarends, Mrs. S.A. Haan, Mrs. T. Hummel, Mr. P. Tepper, and Mr. A. Metus)BioTrans Award Committee 2019:Kurt Faber - Graz; Wolf-Dieter Fessner - Darmstadt; Marco Fraaije - Groningen; Maurice Franssen - Wageningen; Vicente Gotor - Oviedo; Laurence Hecquet - Clermon-Ferrand; Vladimir Kren - Prague; Marko Mihovilovic - Vienna; Lazlo Poppe - Budapest; Sergio Riva - Milano; Nick Turner - Manchester; Thomas Ward - Basel.