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Poster Prizes

We are pleased to announce that the Federation of European Microbiological Societies’ (FEMS) journal FEMS Yeast Research and Microbiology, a broad-scope microbiology journal published by the Microbiology Society, will be granting poster presentation prizes at the ICY15 meets ICYGMB 30.

The first award will be granted by the Microbiology Society, whose committee will be taking all presented posters into consideration.

The FEMS Yeast Research committee will be granting three separate awards

FEMS Yeast Research 1 – a poster in the area of yeast biotechnology
FEMS Yeast Research 2 – a poster in a more fundamental area of yeast research
FEMS Lex Scheffers prize – a poster in an area of yeast physiology

The winners of the ICY15 meets ICYGMB30 poster prizes are

The Microbiology Society Prize goes to
Lorena Donzella, University of Minho, PT for her poster
“Studying native Kluyveromyces marxianus transporters to reprogramme the balance between hexose and pentose transport”

FEMS Yeast Research Prize 1 – area of yeast biotechnology

Ewout Knibbe, Delft University of Technology, NL for his poster
“Full humanization of the glycolytic pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

 FEMS Yeast Research Prize 2 – area of yeast fundamental research

Margarida R. Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , PT for her poster
“Uncovering the hidden diversity of Torulaspora

FEMS Lex Scheffers Prize

Jakub Masaryk, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague for his poster
“Trk1, the main potassium importer in yeast responds to decrease in intracellular  potassium concentration by increasing affinity
and maximum velocity”

Stefan Hohmann Prize – sponsored by ICY15 meets ICYGMB30
Mitsuki Nakazato, Graduate School of Integrated Science for Life Hiroshima University, Japan for his poster
“Screening for kinase genes regulating COPII vesicle trafficking in Saccharomyces cerevisiae