Anaerobe 2021: The Microbiota and Beyond ‘Most Promising Science Prize’ and ‘Best Poster Prize’ winners

22 July 2021

The Microbiology Society is delighted to announce the recipients of two prizes that were awarded at the Anaerobe 2021: The Microbiota and Beyond Focused Meeting.

Throughout the two-day digital Focused Meeting, delegates showcased excellent research focusing on the field of anaerobic bacteria and beyond. Today we are pleased to share the winners of both prizes:

The Journal of Medical Microbiology ‘Most Promising Science Prize’

Congratulations to Jacob Wilde from the University of Guelph, Canada, for his offered oral paper titled ‘Characterizing prophages of the model invasive pathogen Fusobacterium nucleatum subspecies animalis 7-1.’

Speaking of Jacob’s talk, the judging panel said: “The talk was presented in a very engaging way, contained great data and clearly showcased the knowledge of the speaker. The question in the Q&A was also very well answered.”

FEMS Microbiology Letters ‘Best Poster Prize’

Congratulations to Manuela Fuchs from Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany, for being awarded the ‘Best Poster Prize’. Her poster (14B) was titled ‘Global discovery of Hfq-associated sRNA-target networks in C. difficile’.

The judging panel said: “The poster contained good data which was clearly presented in a logical manner. This made it easy to understand the rationale underpinning the study, the methods used and the conclusions made from the experimental results.  Manuela demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the literature and presented the content of her poster in a clear and engaging manner.”

Both prize winners will receive a cash prize and certificate. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all delegates who presented or shared their research at Anaerobe 2021.

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