We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s FEMS-ESCMID Award as Dr. Francesca Bottacini, postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork, Ireland.
The FEMS-ESCMID Award is a joint initiative with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) to foster and recognize outstanding microbiology research carried out by young European researchers. This Award is given each year, with each organization selecting an outstanding candidate from their research grantees. The selected candidate receives an additional €1000 from the other organization to support their research.
Dr. Francesca Bottacini had received a FEMS Research Grant to support her research on the comparative metagenomics of bifidobacteria within the infant gut microbiota at a host laboratory at the University of Parma, Italy.