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. Winners receive a prize-lecture presented at a FEMS Congress, a medal and an honorarium of EUR 1,000.
Members of FEMS Council, national microbiological societies, scientific groups, or individual microbiologists may nominate a candidate before 10 January in the year in which the Congress will be held, as described in the regulations and nomination details (PDF download link). Nominations for the FEMS-Lwoff Award should be sent to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The FEMS-Lwoff Award series was initiated in 2000 at FEMS’ 25th Anniversary. It was named in honour of the 1st FEMS President (1974-1976), Professor André M. Lwoff.