ISME15 Awardees

THE WINNERS

ISME is extremely pleased to announce that the 2014 Jim Tiedje Award winner is Prof. Dr. Nancy Moran, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Furthermore, Dr. Ruth Ley, Cornell University, USA, has been awarded the 2014 ISME Young Investigators Award.

Congratulations to both winners! On Thursday 28 August, Ruth Ley will be presented the award after her plenary lecture in the morning and in the afternoon you can join us for the official Tiedje Award Evening, which will feature a reception with drinks and bites, followed by Nancy Moran's lecture.

Also a big congratulations to all Travel Award Winners, a preliminary list of the winners can be found below. 
 

The ISME Young Investigators Award

Ruth Ley, Cornell University, USA

Ruth E. Ley, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She was trained in ecology and natural history at the University of California Berkeley (B.A.) and in ecosystem science and soil microbial ecology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she worked with Dr. Steve Schmidt (Ph.D.). Her post doctoral research was first with Dr. Norman Pace, working on highly diverse hypersaline microbial mats. She then transitioned to working with Dr. Jeffrey Gordon on the microbial ecology of obesity at Washington University School of Medicine. She is an author on 4 of the 10 most highly cited papers on the human microbiome. Her interdisciplinary group at Cornell works on the human microbiome at different scales of analysis, including large-scale genetic studies in human to discover novel pathways of interaction between host and microbiome, and mechanistic studies of those interactions using germfree mice as a tool to assemble and interrogate specific microbiotas. Dr. Ley’s awards have included the Hartwell Investigator Award, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship, and an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.


The Tiedje Award

Nancy Moran, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Nancy A. Moran obtained a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1976 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982. From 1986 to 2010, she served on the faculty of the University of Arizona, where she was a Regents’ Professor. From 2010 to 2013, she was the William H. Fleming Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale. Since August 2013, she has been a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Moran has investigated the evolution of bacterial genomes and of symbiotic associations between bacteria and insects. She has shown that intimate symbiotic associations date to the origins of major groups of organisms, and she has used genomic and experimental work to show that these associations provide hosts with essential molecules and defenses. She also works on general principles involving the evolution of genomes in bacteria. Currently she investigates heritable bacterial symbionts in insects and also specialized gut communities of bees. She has published over 200 scientific papers, most of them about symbiosis.

Moran has received a number of recognitions for her research. She was appointed as a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1997. She served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution in 2000, was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 2004, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004, the American Academy of Microbiology in 2004, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. In 2010, she was awarded the International Prize for Biology by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 

 

ISME Travel Awards

Last Name

First name

Institute/University

Place

Country

Abdul Rahman

Nurdyana

The University of Queensland

St Lucia

Australia

Brown Kav

Aya

ARO / Tel Aviv University

Bet Dagan

Israel

Bush

Timothy

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Colangelo-Lillis

Jesse

McGill

Quebec

Canada

D'Agostino

Paul

University of New South Wales

Sydney

Australia

Damgaard

Mette

University of Copenhagen

Frederiksberg C

Denmark

Dignam

Bryony

Lincoln University

Christchurch

New Zealand

Donaldson

Gregory

Caltech

Pasadena

United States

Flaviani

Flavia

University of Cape Town

Cape Town

South Africa

Fox-Powell

Mark

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Gies

Esther

University of British Columbia

Vancouver

Canada

Gravuer

Kelly

University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

USA

Ha

Connie W.Y.

School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney

Sydney

Australia

Jung

Man-Young

Chungbuk National University

Cheongju

South Korea

Kim

Seok-Won

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

Yokohama

Japan

Koopman

Jessica E

Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Krediet

Cory

Stanford University

Stanford

United States

Kremer

James M

Michigan State University

East Lansing

United States

Malik

Ashish

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Jena

Germany

Méndez-García

Celia

University of Oviedo

Oviedo

Spain

Messer

Lauren

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney

Australia

Myung

Jaewook

Stanford University

Stanford

United States

Oyserman

Ben

University of Wisconsin

Madison

United States

Pan

Donald

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

USA

Patin

Nastassia

University of California, San Diego

San Diego

USA

Pitombo

Leonardo

Instituto Agronômico de Campinas

Campinas

Brazil

Raanan

Hagai

The Hebrew University

Jerusalem

Israel

Roy-Bolduc

Alice

Université de Montréal

Montréal

Canada

Tveit

Alexander T.

University of Tromsø

Tromsø

Norway

Vaz

Patricia

INIA- Las Brujas

Rincón del Colorado

Uruguay

Vierheilig

Julia

Vienna University of Technology

Vienna

Austria

Wu

Yichao

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

Singapore

Xiong

Lei

Shanghai Jiao Tong university

Shanghai

China

Xu

Jia

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai

China

Yan

Wenkai

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai

China

Yu

Hang

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena

USA