LABIP Awards at LAB10 Symposium

During the Tenth Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria, held from August 28 till September 1 2011 in Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, LABIP has offered for the third time an award of 2000 € for the Mid-Career Senior Scientist and 3 awards of 500 € for the best posters. The awards were presented by the LABIP Chairman Esben Laulund and all are based on outstanding excellence in LAB research with industrial relevance.

The award for the Mid-Career Senior Scientist was given to Sylvain Moineau, University of Laval, Canada, on his longstanding research on LAB bacteriophages and specifically for his recent outstanding and innovative research, together with researchers from Danisco, on the CRISPR/Cas bacterial immune system against bacteriophages. Sylvain joins herewith the winners from 2005 and 2008, Michiel Kleerebezem and Joel Doré.
The best poster awards were given to:
Herwich Bachman, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands entitled “Opening up the full potential of genome-scale modeling through a novel selection method”
Rebecca Wall, TEAGASC, Moorepark, Ireland entitled “Contrasting effects of B. breve DPC6330 and B. breve NCIMB702258 on fatty acid metabolism and gut microbiota composition”
Damien Dandoy, UCL, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium entitled “Conversion from slow to fast milk acidification through natural transfer of the cell-envelope proteinase prtS gene in S. thermophilus strains”.