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? Winners receive:
- A prize-lecture to be presented at our popular biennial Congress
- A commemorative silver medal
- An honorarium of €1.000
- Up to five (for groups) free registrations to the FEMS congress.
The prize is generally awarded once every two years in the years that we hold our Congress. In addition to the prize-lecture, we will promote the awardee via our communication channels and publish the lecture in one of the FEMS Journals.
Everyone in the field of microbiology (societies, groups, or individuals) may nominate a Lwoff Award candidate to be presented at the 2019 Congress before the 10th of January 2019.
About the Lwoff Award
Launched in 2000, this award aims award those that create high quality knowledge that helps solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. It was named in honour of the 1st FEMS President (1974-1976), Professor André M. Lwoff.
Making a nomination
You can send your nomination, including the requested information to firstname.lastname@example.org using the header: Lwoff Award nomination.
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