Article Awards

The FEMS Journals and Oxford University Press recognise the best articles submitted to our journals, with each journal awarding a prize of €1,000 anually. The award also includes special marketing devoted to the winning articles to promote the author(s) research. All authors are automatically considered for the award upon submission of their papers. If the Editorial Board of a journal decides to award more than one article, then the prize money is split between the first authors of each paper. 

 

2019

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

 

2018

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

 

2017

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

 

2016

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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Biology and risk factors of human pathogens from the environment

Many of the most serious human infectious agents are either derived from the wider environment or have environmental reservoirs. In this Thematic Issue from FEMS Microbiology Letters, we explore the underlying biology, transmission cycles and risk factors for a breadth of microbes, presented as a series of original research and mini-reviews.

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