List of awards

During Microbiotec11 the following awards were given:

  • Professor Nicolau van Uden Prize was awarded to Prof. Hermínia de Lencastre for her lifetime contributions in the field of Microbiology, attributed by The Portuguese Society for Microbiology.

  • Best poster in Industrial and Food Microbiology and Biotechnology: Photoinactivation of microorganisms under fluorescent light. Pedro Magalhães , Vera M. Sousa, Fernanda Oliveira, Adélio Mendes, Olga C. Nunes. LEPAE – Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Porto – Faculty of Engineering, Porto, Portugal; CIN, Corporação Industrial do Norte, S. A., Maia, Portugal

  • Best poster in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology: Sphingomonadaceae diversity and antibiotic resistance in water samples, Ivone Vaz-Moreira, Cátia Faria, Olga C. Nunes, Célia M. Manaia, CBQF/Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal, LEPAE – Departamento de Engenharia Química, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto Porto, Portugal

  • Best poster in Health Microbiology and Biotechnology: Antibacterial activity on opportunistic Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogen by a novel Salmonella phage endolysin, Hugo Oliveira, Maarten Walmagh, Leon Kluskens, Rob Lavigne, Joana Azeredo, Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho Braga, Portugal; Division of Gene Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

  • Best poster in Next-generation sequencing, comparative genomics and evolution:Genetic basis underlying drug-resistant M. tuberculosis, Nuno S. Osório, Nuno Araújo, António Gil Castro, Fernando Rodrigues,Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), ICVS/3B’s – PT Government Associate Laboratory, Portugal

  • Best poster in Bioprocess engineering: Design of a liposome-based chromatographic membrane and its use for final plasmid DNA purification from Escherichia coli lysate contaminants, Marina Eduarda Monteiro, Luis Raiado-Pereira, Marília Mateus, D. Miguel F. Prazeres, IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering; DBE – Department of Bioengineering, IST-UTL, Portugal

  • Best poster in Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Physiology and also SPM’11 Best Poster Prize: Activation of autoinducer-2 internalization and processing in enteric bacteria requires the phosphotransferase system, Catarina S. Pereira, António J. Santos, Paulo B. Correia, Michal Bejerano-Sagie, João C. Marques, Karina B. Xavier, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal; Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Oeiras, Portugal;  Imperial College, London, UK; Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Best poster in Cell and Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials:A factorial design approach for modeling mouse embryonic stem cell self-renewal at different O2 levels. Hélder S.C. Barbosa, Tiago Fernandes, Tiago Dias, Margarida M. Diogo, Joaquim Cabral, Department of Bioengineering, Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (IBB), Centre for Biological and Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal

  • Best poster in Functional Genomics and Systems and Synthetic Biology:An integrated omic approach towards the metabolic engineering of myrcene pathway of Pseudomonas sp. M1, Pedro Soares-Castro, Pedro M. Santos, CBMA – Center of Molecular and Environmental Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

  • Best poster in Cellular Microbiology and Pathogenesis: Synthesis of capsular polysaccharide at the division septum of Streptococcus pneumoniae is dependent on a bacterial tyrosine kinase, Mafalda Xavier Henriques, Tatiana Rodrigues, Madalena Carido, Luís Ferreira, Sérgio R. Filipe, ITQB – UNL, Portugal

  • Best poster in Nanotechnology: Development of a vaccine against shigellosis using poly (anhydride) nanoparticles as a non toxic adjuvant. Ana Isabel Camacho Peiro, J. De Souza, S. Sánchez-Gómez, J.M. Irache, C. Gamazo, Microbiology and Parasitology Department, University of Navarra, Spain; Pharmaceutical Technology Department, University of Navarra, Spain

  • SPBT’11/FRULACT – Best work on Food Biotechnology: Wine microorganisms inactivation with high hydrostatic pressure treatments, Mickael Santos, Cláudia Nunes, Ana Rodrigues, Carlos Rodrigues, Sónia Mendo, Jorge Saraiva, Manuel Coimbra, QOPNA, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; Dão Sul –Sociedade Vitivinícola, S.A., Carregal do Sal, Portugal; CESAM, Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

  • SPM’11 Oral presentation prize: Evidence of maintenance of sex determinants but not of sexual stages in red yeasts, Marco A. Coelho, Paula Gonçalves, José Paulo Sampaio. Centro de Recursos Microbiológicos (CREM), Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
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