Article Awards

The FEMS Journals and Oxford University Press recognise the best articles published in our journals, with each journal awarding a prize of €1,000 annually. The prize money is split between the authors of each paper. The award also includes special marketing devoted to the winning articles to promote the author(s) and their research. The articles are made free to read for everyone. All authors are automatically considered for the award after acceptance of their papers.



FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Damien Finn, Benoît Bergk-Pinto, Christina Hazard, Graeme Nicol, Christoph Tebbe and Timothy Vogel | Functional trait relationships demonstrate life strategies in terrestrial prokaryotes


FEMS Microbiology Letters (MiniReview Award)

Gargi Dey and Sohom Mookherjee | Probiotics-targeting new milestones from gut health to mental health


FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Ebony Monson, Alice Trenerry, Jay Laws, Jason Mackenzie and Karla Helbig | Lipid droplets and lipid mediators in viral infection and immunity


Pathogens and Disease

Sebastian Bruchmann, Theresa Feltwell, Julian Parkhill and Francesca Short | Identifying virulence determinants of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Galleria mellonella


FEMS Yeast Research

Brigitte Gasser, Özge Ata, Burcu Gündüz Ergün, Patrick Fickers, Lina Heistinger, Diethard Mattanovich and Corinna Rebnegger | What makes Komagataella phaffii non-conventional



Bruno Lemaitre, Alice Marra and Florent Masson | The iron transporter Transferrin 1 mediates homeostasis of the endosymbiotic relationship between Drosophila melanogaster and Spiroplasma poulsonii


FEMS Microbes

Aaron Barnes, Kristi Frank, Jennifer Dale, Dawn Manias, Jennifer Powers and Gary Dunny | Enterococcus faecalis colonizes and forms persistent biofilm microcolonies on undamaged endothelial surfaces in a rabbit endovascular infection model



FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Megan Morris, Natalie Frixione, Alexander Burkert, Elizabeth Dinsdale and Rachel Vannette | Microbial abundance, composition, and function in nectar are shaped by flower visitor identity


FEMS Microbiology Letters (MiniReview Award)

Andrea Gianotti, Lorenzo Nissen and Flavia CascianoIntestinal fermentation in vitro models to study food-induced gut microbiota shift: an updated review


FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Michelle Wille and Edward HolmesWild birds as reservoirs for diverse and abundant gamma- and deltacoronaviruses


Pathogens and Disease

Cristiano Salata, Arianna Calistri, Cristina Parolin and Giorgio PalùCoronaviruses: a paradigm of new emerging zoonotic diseases


FEMS Yeast Research

Sophia Tsouka and Vassily Hatzimanikatis | redLips: a comprehensive mechanistic model of the lipid metabolic network of yeast



FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Frederik Bak | Preferential flow paths shape the structure of bacterial communities in a clayey till depth profile

Sarah Christofides (née Johnston) | Highly competitive fungi manipulate bacterial communities in decomposing beech wood

Florian Lelchat | Viral degradation of marine bacterial exopolysaccharides

Eeva Vainio | Viruses of fungi and oomycetes in the soil environment


FEMS Microbiology Letters (MiniReview Award)

Sylvia Soldatou, Grimur Hjorleifsson Eldjarn, Alejandro Huerta-Uribe, Simon Rogers and Katherine Duncan | Linking biosynthetic and chemical space to accelerate microbial secondary metabolite discovery


FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Johan Bengtsson-Palme | Environmental factors influencing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance


Pathogens and Disease

Kevin Hoffman | Sex differences in cytokine production following West Nile virus infection: Implications for symptom manifestation


FEMS Yeast Research

Melanie Wijsman | A toolkit for rapid CRISPR-SpCas9 assisted construction of hexose-transport-deficient Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains



FEMS Microbiology Letters | Gregory S. Gavelis and Gillian H. Gile | How did cyanobacteria first embark on the path to becoming plastids?: lessons from protist symbiosis



FEMS Microbiology Letters | Ronald S. Oremland, Chad W. Saltikov, John F. Stolz, and James T. Hollibaugh | Autotrophic microbial arsenotrophy in arsenic-rich soda lakes



FEMS Microbiology Letters | Ulrich Sonnenborn | Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 – from bench to bedside and back: history of special Escherichia coli strain with probiotic properties

Read a post on the OUPblog by Ulrich Sonnenborn, and explore a timeline of the last ‘100 years of E. coli strain Nissle 1917‘.

Runners up:

FEMS Microbiology Letters | Fernanda P. Cid, Joaquín I. Rilling, Steffen P. Graether, Leon A. Bravo, María de La Luz Mora, and Milko A. Jorquera | Properties and biotechnological applications of ice-binding proteins in bacteria

FEMS Microbiology Letters | Maureen O’Malley | Microbiology, philosophy and education

Featured Issue

Yeast Pathogenesis and Drug Resistance: the Beauty of the bYeast

FEMS Yeast Research is proud to present this latest thematic issue on yeast pathogenesis and drug resistance. In the past few decades, genetics and genomics studies have uncovered traits underlying the pathogenicity and drug resistances of pathogenic yeast. However, we still have a lot to uncover about the complex mechanisms used by different species to thrive in the human host, and much to do to convert this knowledge into improved clinical treatments. This thematic issue highlights the importance of the diversity of genome-scale approaches to unravel the intricate nature of pathogenesis and drug resistance in pathogenic yeasts, bringing together  a diverse range of fascinating views on antifungal drug resistance.

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