Awards

2017

  • Sander Wuyts, “Excellent Poster Award”, MELiSSA Mini-Symposium & Master Class: Science and Technology for Bioregenerative Life Support (Antwerp, Belgium, 30.03.2017):Valorisation of food waste by means of
  • artisan vegetable fermentation”
  • Wenke Smets, “Excellent Poster Award”, MELiSSA Mini-Symposium & Master Class: Science and Technology for Bioregenerative Life Support (Antwerp, Belgium, 30.03.2017): “Spacecraft air quality control using leaf bacteria”
  • Wenke Smets, Best presentation at PRESS>SPEAK science communication, (Antwerp, Belgium, 09.03.2017): “Wat kunnen bladbacteriën voor ons doen?”
  • Jolien Verhelst, “Outstanding Poster in Environment and Agriculture”, National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) 2017 (Leuven, Belgium, 07.02.2017): “Biomonitoring of Urban Air Quality: the Potential of Hyperspectral Measurements”

 

2016

  • Sarah Lebeer, “Jaarprijs Wetenschapscommunicatie voor het citizen-science project Ferme Pekes. (KVAB, 21.10.2016).
  • Eline Oerlemans, “Poster prize”, Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease 2016 (Hinxton, United Kingdom, 09.09.2016): “The vaginal microbiome: can we distinguish bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis”.
  • Wenke Smets, “ISME Student Poster Award” & “MO BIO Student Poster Award”, 16th International (ISME 2016) (Montreal, Canada, 26.08.2016): “The effect of land use and air pollution on the bacterial phyllosphere of Ivy and London plane tree”.
  • Maarten Keulemans, “1st Poster Prize”, 17th Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC) (Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, 07-09.03.2016): “Plasmonic photocatalysis: A mechanistic enigma”.
  • Wenke Smets, “Oral presentation Award (Biotechnology and microbiology session)”, 21st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Antwerp, Belgium, 05.02.2016): “Ecology of the urban phyllosphere”.
  • Maarten Keulemans, “1st Poster Prize”, 21st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Antwerp, Belgium, 05.02.2016): “Plasmonic photocatalysis: It works! But how?”.
  • Jeroen Van Walsem, “1st Poster Prize”, 21st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Antwerp, Belgium, 05.02.2016):Selection of suitable photocatalytic substrates for indoor air abatement”.
  • Serena Moretti, “Oral presentation award (Genetics & Human Health session)”, 21st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Antwerp, Belgium, 05.02.2016):Re-evaluating urban endotoxins: abundance and inflammatory capacity in polluted air”
  • Ana Castanheiro, “Oral presentation award (Ecosystem monitoring and management session)”, 21st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Antwerp, Belgium, 05.02.2016): “Magnetic analysis and scanning electron microscopy as an integrated approach to assess particulate matter deposition on urban green”

2015

  • Sammy Verbruggen, “BiR&D Multidisciplinary PhD Thesis Award”, awarded by the Belgian Research & Development council (BiR&D) in the category Science and Technology.
  • Serena Moretti, “Rosa Blankaert award”, encouragement award for young researchers from the University of Antwerp (2015). Project: The importance of airborne bacterial endotoxins in an urban environment.
  • Marianne van den Broek, “1st Poster Prize”, 20st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 30.01.2015): “Novel antipathogenic activities of lactobacilli against nasopharyngeal pathogens”.

2014

  • Marianne van den Broek, “1st Poster Prize”, 19st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Gembloux, Belgium, 0702.2014): “Molecular understanding of factors important for probiotic lactobacilli outside the gut”.
  • Jelle Hofman “EOS pipet 2014”; audience award (Leuven, Belgium, 11.12.2014)

2013

  •  Sammy Verbruggen, "1st Poster Prize", 3rd European Conference on Photocatalysis (Portoroz, Slovenia, 25-27.09.2013): "Plasmonic AuxAg(1-x)-TiO2 photocatalysts for environmental remediation under visible light".
  •  Serena Moretti, "Best Poster Award", Knowledge for Growth (Gent, 30.05.2013): "The secret lives of airborne microbes".
  •  Sammy Verbruggen, "Best Lecture by a PhD student", 14th Netherlands' Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (Noordwijkerhout, Nederland, 11-13.03.2013): "The (non)sense of surface photovoltage spectroscopy in photocatalysis".
  •   Marianne Smits, "Bronzen medaille", Masterclass Science Communication (Antwerpen, 22.02.2013): "Titaniumdioxide, de nieuwe mister Proper".
  • Jelle Hofman Environmental Pollution “Editors' choice” paper for December 2013 (01.12.2013): Spatial distribution assessment of particulate matter in an urban street canyon using biomagnetic leaf monitoring of tree crown deposited particles

 

2012

  •    Marianne Smits, "Best Oral in the field of Environmental Chemistry",  11th Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists (Blankenberge, 1-2.03.2012): "Exhaust composition of a small diesel engine".
  •       Sammy Verbruggen, "2e plaats Poster Award", 17th PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (Leuven, 10.02.2012): "Advanced TiO2-based porous photocatalysts for gas phase degradation reactions under UV/VIS illumination".
  •      Erik Van Eynde, "P&G Sustainability Award", 17th PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (Leuven, 10.02.2012): "An innovative manufacture route for silica-titania photocatalysts using diatoms".
  •       Birger Hauchecorne, "EPA Prize for a PhD thesis": "Onderzoek en ontwikkeling van een FTIR in-situ reactor voor fotokatalytische studies".

2011

  •        Sammy Verbruggen, "2e plaats Poster Award", Summerschool on energy and materials from the sun (Kerkrade, Nederland, 23.06.2011): "Noble metal nano particle based plasmonics for further improvement of TiO2 photocatalysis”.
  •       Sammy Verbruggen, "Umicore Scientific Award for best Master thesis": "Synthese en activiteit van gemodificeerde transitiemetaaloxide fotokatalysatoren".

2010

  •        Marianne Smits, "Best Poster Prize", 16th PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (Gent, 20.12.2010): "Integrated NOx and particulate matter photocatalytic removal process".
  •        Peter Jochems, "Breakthrough Innovation Award from P&G", 16th PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (Gent, 20.12.2010): "Immobilisation of enzymes on a membrane for process intensification".
  •        Fatemeh Kardel, Karen Wuyts, Manoochehr Babanezhad, U.W.A. Vitharan, Ali Reza Khavanin zadeh, Tatiana Wuytack, Roeland Samson, "Best Poster Prize", geoENV International Conference (Gent, 13-15.09.2010), "Spatial distribution of plant anatomical and morphological characteristics for biomonitoring of urban habitat quality".
  •        Shari Van Wittenberghe, "Beste presentatie", Belgian Earth Observation Day (Chaudfontaine, 06.05.2010): "

2008

  •        Fatemeh Kardel, Roeland Samson, "Best Poster Prize", necov wintersumposium (Antwerpen, 07-08.02.2008): "Biomonitoring of urban habitat quality via stomatal characteristics of Plantago lanceolata".

 

 

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