awards

2018

  • Sander Wuyts, "Winner Davos DNA-storage Bitcoin Challenge" issued by dr. Nick Goldman from the European Bio-informatics Institute.

2017

  • Sarah Lebeer, "LABIP Mid Career Senior Scientist" (Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 30.08.2017).
  • 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?”
  • Irina Spacova, "Outstanding Poster Award", National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) 2017 (Leuven, Belgium, 07.02.2017): "Fluorescent probiotic strains for studying microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions"
  • 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”.
  • Wenke Smets, “Presentation Award (Biotechnology and microbiology)”, 21st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Antwerp, Belgium, 05.02.2016): “Ecology of the urban phyllosphere”.
  • 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

  • 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, "FWO Grant for a short study visit abroad" This grant supports researchers who wish to spend a short period abroad to further specialize in their research field or to undertake knowledge-gathering assignments.
  • Camille Allonsius, Belgian Immunological Society (BIS) grant to attend the 4th European Congress of Immunology (ECI) (Vienna, Austria, 6.9.2015-9.9.2015).
  • Ilke De Boeck, grant to attend the Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease 2015 conference (Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK, 29.06.2015 - 01.07.2015).
  • Irina Spacova, "Nature Protocols Poster Prize", Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease conference (Hinxton, UK, 29.6.2015-1.7.2015): "Genetically engineered probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG as a prospective oral delivery vector for allergen-specific immunotherapy".
  • 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

  • Ilke De Boeck, "VBI-studentenprijs 2014" with master thesis " Immunomodulatory role for the pili of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG: possible applications towards asthma and allergies".
  • Marianne van den Broek, “1st Poster Prize”, 19st National Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences (NSABS) (Gembloux, Belgium, 07.02.2014): “Molecular understanding of factors important for probiotic lactobacilli outside the gut”.
  • Jelle Hofman “EOS pipet 2014”; audience award (Leuven, Belgium, 11.12.2014)

2013

  • Serena Moretti, "Best Poster Award", Knowledge for Growth (Gent, 30.05.2013): "The secret lives of airborne microbes".
  • 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

2010

  • 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".