FEMS Affiliates Letter November 2020 - Page 2

Professor Jörg Vogel is the New President of the European Academy of Microbiology

FEMS Journals Oral & Poster Presentation Prize Winners

We send our congratulations to the six winners of oral and poster presentation prizes , sponsored by the FEMS journals , and awarded to presenters at the FEMS Online Conference on Microbiology .
The FEMS Online Conference on Microbiology took place between the 28th and 31st of October 2020 as a virtual conference .
Each of the prize winners was awarded prize money of 150 euros . They were also contacted for interviews about their research and scientific career , which can be found on our website in the Awards section .
Congratulations to : Dušan Ušjak Muhammad Suleman Qasim Zandra Fagernäs Karla Peranić Lili Ivaylova Dobreva Marija Mojicevic
Image clockwise from top left : Karla Peranić , Muhammad Suleman Qasim , Lili Ivaylova Dobreva ( and Prof . Svetla Danova ), Dušan Ušjak , Zandra Fagernäs , and Marija Mojicevic .
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Professor Jörg Vogel is the New President of the European Academy of Microbiology

Professor Jörg Vogel ( Würzburg , Germany ) has been announced as the President of the European Academy of Microbiology ( EAM ) from 1 January 2021 . Prof Vogel will take over from Prof Philippe Sansonetti , the former President of the Academy since 2012 . He thanked and acknowledged his predecessor and stated his intent to “ continue to promote microbiology as a field of study and recognize excellence within its practice ”. Vogel also outlined his vision to “ work to grow the size and reputation of the Academy ” and emphasized the importance of international scientific cooperation .
Vogel is a German microbiologist in the field of RNA biology , and is the Founding Director of the Würzburg-based Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research ( HIRI ), a site of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research ( HZI ). He also directs the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology ( IMIB ) of the Medical Faculty at the University of Würzburg in Bavaria , Germany , and has been a member of the EAM since 2015 .
Professor Jörg Vogel . Image : Helmholtz Institute for RNAbased Infection Research
Vogel emphasizes on international scientific cooperation to promote the potential of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe and globally . As he follows in the footsteps of Philippe Sansonetti from 1 January 2021 , he intends to “ continue to promote microbiology as a field of study and recognize excellence within its practice ” and “ work to grow the size and reputation of the Academy ”.
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