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We would like to thank to Danone Nutricia Research and ICFMH for the Awards of IPC2017.



The Young Scientist Award and the Best Poster Award of IPC2017 recognize achievements of outstanding young scientists, who are at the beginning of their career and who conduct basic or applied research on probiotics or prebiotics.

Danone Nutricia Research, the partner of the conference IPC2017, presented the “Young Scientist Award”. This year the Scientific Committee elected two 1st prizes and decided to share 1000€ award money between them.
The winners of 500 € awards were chosen by the Scientific Committee of IPC2017 and awards were presented during the third day of the conference by President of the IPC2017 – Prof. Sin-Hyeog Im and Dr Eric Guillemard from Danone Nutricia Research, France

YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS and 500 € was presented to:

Kim de Paepe, 
Ghent University, France for her presentation:
Dynamics and Inter-Individual Differences Determine the Outcome of Wheat Bran Colonization by the Human Gut Microbiome in Batch Incubations and in the Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME) 

Kim de Paepe


Eun Chong Huang, Handong Global University, South Korea for his presentation:
Modulation of Gut Microbiota in Relation to Anxiety Disorder in Various Murine Model

Eun Chong Huang


3rd prize and FOOD&FUNCTION Journal award was presented to:
Eleni Tsompanidou, UMCG, Netherlands for presentation:
Culturomics of Strict Anaerobic Gut Bacteria Reveals Family Fingerprints

Eleni Tsompanidou


The “Best Poster Award of IPC2017” was sponsored by ICFMH – The International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene of the International Union of Microbiological Societies.
The best poster was elected by the Scientific Committee of IPC2017 and the award was presented during the third day of the conference by President of ICFMH – Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Holzapfel.

BEST POSTER AWARD and 250€ was presented to:

Lenka Micenková, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
The Development of an Infant Gut Microbiota During the First Year of Life - Case Study

Lenka Micenkova

2nd place and 150€ was presented to: Julie Noreen Sullivan, Teagasc, Ireland
The Human Skin Microbiota as a Source of Novel Bacteriocin-Producing Strains With Health Potential

Julie OSullivan

3rd place and 100€ was presented to:  Ju Kyoung Oh, Dankook University, South Korea
Changes in the Faecal Microbial Community by Feeding Enterococcus Sp. And Lactulose in Weaned Pigs

Ju Kyoung Oh