The Food Microbiology group of the Spanish Society of Microbiology has awarded the Awards for the Best Doctoral Thesis (2018-2021 period) that have been delivered at the XXII National Congress of Food Microbiology, held this week in Jaén. Among the award-winning theses are those of Marta Selma Royo and Irene Falcó Ferrando, carried out at IATA
Marta Selma has received the 2020 Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Food Microbiology for her Doctoral Thesis entitled "Impact of perinatal factors on the maternal–neonatal microbiota and influence on health outcomes". The work was directed by Mª Carmen Collado, from the IATA Lactic Bacteria Group.
Irene Falcó has received the 2021 Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Food Microbiology for her Doctoral Thesis entitled "Characterization of antiviral activity of green tea extract and applications for improving food safety", directed by Gloria Sánchez Moragas and Walter Randazzo, from the group IATA Microbiological Food Safety. This award has been shared ex-aequo with Daniel Berdejo Martínez, from the University of Zaragoza.
Congratulations to both!