FEMS-ESCMID Award

Out of the FEMS Research and Training Grantees, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) annually selects one grantee for an additional award of € 1000, the FEMS-ESCMID Awardee. Reciprocally, FEMS will provide such additional award to at least one grantee, the ESCMID-FEMS Awardee. These joint fellowships will receive appropriate publicity through both organizations.

2019

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Camille Kolenda, University Hospital of Lyon, Bacteriology Laboratory (France)

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Eveline Snelders, Wageningen University, Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen, (Netherlands)

 

2018

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Diana Gutiérre, Villaviciosia (Spain)

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Natalia Muñoz-Wolf, Dublin (Ireland)

 

2017

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Francesca Bottacini, Cork (Ireland)

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Tiffany Bouchery, Lausanne (Switzerland)

 

2016

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Alexander Borodavka, Leeds (United Kingdom)

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Juan Manuel Pericas, Barcelona (Spain)

 

2015

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Sergio Álvarez-Pérez, Madrid (Spain)

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Lidija Senerovic, Belgrade (Serbia)

 

2014

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Martina Strittmatter, Roscoff (France)

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Cynthia Mira Sharma, Würzburg (Germany) and M. Isabel Veiga, Braga (Portugal)

 

2013

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Balázs Vajna

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Ana Raquel Freitas and Susan Howard

 

2012

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Alessandro Bidossi

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Jacob Moran Gilad and Leif Erik Sander

 

2011

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Maria Chiara Di Luca

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Mariana Pinho

 

2010

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | David P. Fewer

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Corine Geurts van Kessel

 

2009

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Dimova Mariya

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Luis Jaime Mota

 

2008

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Filip Ruzicka

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Frank Breinig

 

2007

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Isaac Corbacho

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Paul Cotter

 

2006

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Laura Menotti

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar

 

2005

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Ida Kovacs

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Adilia Warris

 

2004

FEMS-ESCMID Awardee | Vladimir Gorbunov

ESCMID-FEMS Awardee | Roy Sleator

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