And the FEMS-Lwoff Awardee is… Pascale Cossart

“The greatest challenge microbiologists are facing today is the risk of believing that omics will bring the solution to all their problems. It is absolutely not true. You need global and large scale approaches, but one needs to think, and think even more than before!” - Pascale Cossart

The FEMS-Lwoff Award recognizes the creation of high quality knowledge that contributes to solving today’s societal problems with microbiology. It is named in honour of the first FEMS President (1974-1976), Professor André M. Lwoff. 

The Awards Committee decided to recognize Dr. Cossart’s exceptional work throughout her research career and outstanding impact on society. As part of the prize, she will present the key note opening lecture at FEMS 2019.

Pascale Cossart is a pioneering, French cellular microbiologist. She has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of bacterial host cell infections, focusing on the food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes as a model. Her studies have opened avenues for the development of future therapeutics.

At FEMS 2019, Dr Cossart will talk about The model organism Listeria monocytogenes: towards the complete understanding of it physiology and its virulence. If you are interested in Listeria monocytogenes, a must-hear!


About Pascale Cossart

About the FEMS-Lwoff Award


Read our interview with FEMS-Lwoff awardee Pascale Cossart, Head of the Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris