The FEMS-Lwoff Award is awarded to a person, or group of persons, preferably working and residing in Europe, for outstanding service to microbiology in Europe. All fields of microbiology are considered.
The FEMS-Lwoff Award consists of a prize-lecture presented at a FEMS Congress, a medal and an honorarium of € 1,000.
The FEMS-Lwoff Award series was initiated in the year 2000 at the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of FEMS. It was named in honour of the 1st FEMS President (1974-1976), Professor André M. Lwoff.
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Prof. F. Baquero
Prize Lecture: Transmission: a basic process in Microbiology
Prof R.K. Thauer
Prize Lecture: The microbial methane cycle
Venue: Maastricht, The Netherlands, 6th FEMS Congress
Date: 11 June 2015
Prof Juan Luis Ramos
Prize Lecture: Mechanism of Solvent Tolerance in Gram Negative Bacteria
Venue: Leipzig, Germany, 5th FEMS Congress
Date: 25 July 2013
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland, 4th FEMS Congress
Date: 30 June 2011
Prize Lecture: Classification of Bacteria: From Unicellular Plants to the Age of Genomics
Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden, at the occasion of the 3rd FEMS Congress
Date: 1 July 2009
Prize Lecture: Evolution in Microbial Pathogens
Venue: Madrid, Spain, at the occasion of the 2nd FEMS Congress
Date: 6 July 2006
Professor Sir David A. Hopwood
Prize Lecture: Streptomyces Genes in Nature and Medicine
Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the occasion of the 1st FEMS Congress
Date: 2 July 2003
Professor Philippe J. Sansonetti
Prize Lecture: Rupture, invasion and inflammatory destruction of the intestinal barrier by Shigella, making sense of prokaryote-eukaryote cross-talks.
Venue: Sevilla, Spain, at the occasion of the FEMS Jubilee (25th anniversary)
Date: 15 September 2000