FEMS-Lwoff Award

Launched in 2000, the FEMS-Lwoff Award rewards those that create high quality knowledge that helps to solve today’s societal problems around microbiology. It was named in honour of the 1st FEMS President (1974-1976), Professor André M. Lwoff.

Professor André M. Lwoff (1902-1994)
Professor André M. Lwoff (1902-1994), French microbiologist, 1st FEMS President, and Nobel laureate.
Winners receive:
  • a prize-lecture at the opening ceremony of the FEMS Congress – with up to five free registrations to the FEMS Congress
  • the opportunity to present research to the wider microbiology community via the FEMS Journals and FEMS communication channels
  • a commemorative silver medal
  • a working replica of an Antonie van Leeuwenhoek microscope 
  • an honorarium of €1000
Making a nomination

Everyone in the field of microbiology (societies, groups, or individuals) may nominate a Lwoff Award candidate (before 10 March 2020) to be presented at the FEMS2021 Congress

Do you know anyone – either an individual or a group – that has provided outstanding service to microbiology in Europe? Have they done something that deserves recognition? Then why not nominate them for the FEMS-Lwoff Award?

Additional information about the selection procedure can be found in the regulations and nomination details. You can send your nomination in via the FEMS-Lwoff nomination form.

FEMS-Lwoff awardees

2019 Awardee

2017 Awardee

Prof. P. Cossart, France
Prize Lecture: The model organism Listeria monocytogenes: towards the complete understanding of it physiology and its virulence
Venue: Glasgow, Scotland, 8th FEMS Congress – Watch our interview with Pascale Cossart
Jeff Errington, FEMS-Lwoff Awardee 2017Prof. J. Errington, United Kingdom
Prize Lecture: Cell wall deficient (L-form) bacteria: from chronic infections to the origins of life
Venue: Valencia, Spain, 7th FEMS Congress

2015 Awardees

Fernando-BaqueroProf. F. Baquero, Spain
Prize Lecture: Transmission: a basic process in Microbiology
Venue: Maastricht, The Netherlands, 6th FEMS Congress
Date: 11 June 2015
Professor R.K. ThauerProf R.K. Thauer, Germany
Prize Lecture: The microbial methane cycle
Venue: Maastricht, The Netherlands, 6th FEMS Congress
Date: 11 June 2015

2013 Awardee

2011 Awardee

Professor J.L. RamosProf. Juan Luis Ramos, Granada
Prize Lecture: Mechanism of Solvent Tolerance in Gram Negative Bacteria
Venue: Leipzig, Germany, 5th FEMS Congress
Date: 25 July 2013
Miroslav Radman, Croatia
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland, 4th FEMS Congress
Date: 30 June 2011

2009 Awardee

2006 Awardee

K-H. SchleiferKarl-Heinz Schleifer, Germany
Prize Lecture:  Classification of Bacteria: From Unicellular Plants to the Age of Genomics
Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden, at the occasion of the 3rd FEMS Congress
Date: 1 July 2009
J. HackerJorg Hacker, Germany
Prize Lecture:  Evolution in Microbial Pathogens
Venue: Madrid, Spain, at the occasion of the 2nd FEMS Congress
Date: 6 July 2006

2003 Awardee

2000 Awardee

HopwoodCroppedWeb_030609Prof. Sir David A. Hopwood, United Kingdom
Prize Lecture:  Streptomyces Genes in Nature and Medicine
Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the occasion of the 1st FEMS Congress
Date: 2 July 2003
000228-1aWeb_SansonettiProf. Philippe J. Sansonetti, France
Prize Lecture:  Rupture, invasion and inflammatory destruction of the intestinal barrier by Shigella, making sense of prokaryote-eukaryote cross-talks.
Venue: Sevilla, Spain, at the occasion of the FEMS Jubilee
Date: 15 September 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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