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 | Ate H Jaarsma, Katie Sipes, Athanasios Zervas, Francisco Campuzano Jiménez, Lea Ellegaard-Jensen, Mariane S Thøgersen, Peter Stougaard, Liane G Benning, Martyn Tranter, Alexandre M Anesio | Exploring microbial diversity in Greenland Ice Sheet supraglacial habitats through culturing-dependent and -independent approaches 

FEMS Microbiology Letters | Barbara R Heard | Supporting students with blindness and visual impairments in microbiology

FEMS Microbiology Reviews | Amin R Mohamed, Michael A Ochsenkühn, Ahmed M Kazlak, Ahmed Moustafa, Shady A Amin | The coral microbiome: Towards an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of coral-microbiota interactions

Pathogens and Disease | Stanimira V Valeva, Manon Degabriel, Fanny Michal, Gabrielle Gay, John R Rohde, Felix Randow, Brice Lagrange, Thomas Henry | Comparative study of GBP recruitment on two cytosol-dwelling pathogens, Francisella novicida and Shigella flexneri highlights differences in GBP repertoire and in GBP1 motif requirements

FEMS Yeast Research | Romeu Viana, Tiago Carreiro, Diogo Couceiro, Oscar Dias, Isabel Rocha, Miguel Cacho Teixeira | Metabolic reconstruction of the human pathogen Candida auris: using a cross-species approach for drug target prediction

microLife | Regine Hengge, Mihaela Pruteanu, Jörg Stülke, Natalia Tschowri, Kürşad Turgay | Recent advances and perspectives in nucleotide second messenger signaling in bacteria

FEMS Microbes | Colleen C Naughton, Fernando A Roman Jr, Ana Grace F Alvarado, Arianna Q Tariqi, Matthew A Deeming, Krystin F Kadonsky, Kyle Bibby, Aaron Bivins, Gertjan Medema, Warish Ahmed, Panagis Katsivelis, Vajra Allan, Ryan Sinclair, Joan B Rose | Show us the data: global COVID-19 wastewater monitoring efforts, equity, and gaps



FEMS Microbiology EcologyFrancesca Vulcano, Cedric Hahn, Desiree Roerdink, Hakon Dahle, Eoghan Reeves, Gunter Wegener, Ida H. Steen, Runar Stokke | Phylogenetic and functional diverse ANME-1 thrive in Arctic hydrothermal vents

FEMS Microbiology Letters (MiniReview Award)Smriti Arora, Samikshha Puri, Nitika Bhambri | A designer diet layout for astronauts using a microbiome mediated approach

FEMS Microbiology ReviewsAnna Roik, Miriam Reverter, Claudia Pogoreutz | A roadmap to understanding diversity and function of coral reef-associated fungi

Pathogens and DiseaseTegar Adriansyah Putra Siregar, Pinidphon Prombutara, Phongthon Kanjanasirirat, Nawapol Kunkaew, Alisa Tubsuwan, Atsadang Boonmee, Tanapat Palaga, Tanawadee Khumpanied, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Angkana Chaiprasert, Pongsak Utaisincharoen, Marisa Ponpuak | The autophagy-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing strain upregulates KatG to evade starvation-induced autophagic restriction

FEMS Yeast ResearchSean A Bergin, Stephen Allen, Conor Hession, Eoin Ó Cinnéide, Adam Ryan, Kevin P Byrne, Tadhg Ó Cróinín, Kenneth H Wolfe, Geraldine Butler | Identification of European isolates of the lager yeast parent Saccharomyces eubayanus

microLifeAnamaria Babosan, Louna Fruchard, Evelyne Krin, André Carvalho, Didier Mazel, Zeynep Baharoglu | Nonessential tRNA and rRNA modifications impact the bacterial response to sub-MIC antibiotic stress

FEMS MicrobesZandra Fagernäs, Domingo C Salazar-García, María Haber Uriarte, Azucena Avilés Fernández, Amanda G Henry, Joaquín Lomba Maurandi, Andrew T Ozga, Irina M Velsko, Christina Warinner | Understanding the microbial biogeography of ancient human dentitions to guide study design and interpretation 



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

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

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

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

FEMS MicrobesAaron 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 EcologyMegan 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 ReviewsMichelle Wille and Edward HolmesWild birds as reservoirs for diverse and abundant gamma- and deltacoronaviruses

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

FEMS Yeast ResearchSophia 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 ReviewsJohan Bengtsson-Palme | Environmental factors influencing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance

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

FEMS Yeast ResearchMelanie 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

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Embracing an Open Future

All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.

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