The International Society for Extremophiles (ISE)


The International Society for Extremophiles honors outstanding contributions to the field of research on extremophiles. Awards will be given to talented scientists who open up new frontiers in terms of basic and applied research. Eligible persons can be nominated by all ordinary members of the society and will be selected by a jury chaired by the ISE president. The award ceremony takes place during the biennial Extremophiles conferences.

ISE Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement

2018 Robert Kelly, North Carolina State University, USA
2016 Helena Santos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Mike Adams, University of Georgia, USA
2012 Garabed Antranikian, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
2010 Koki Horikoshi, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Mose Rossi, Istituto di Biochimica delle Proteine, Naples, Italy

Poster Awards

2018 Annett Bellack, University of Regensburg, Germany
Larissa Schocke, University of Duiburg-Essen, Germany
Hyeon-Su Jin, Yonsei University, South Korea
Eduarda Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Alta Howells, Arizona State University-Tempe, USA
Risat ul Haque, University of Nottingham, UK
Anne-Catherine Ahn, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ram Karan, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2016 Laura Lee, North Carolina State University,USA
Sotaro Fujii, Hiroshima University, Japan
Mariko Nagata, Kyushu University, Japan
Weishu Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Kensuke Igarashi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Sukhvinder Gill, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Miyako Shiraishi, Kyushu University, Japan
2014 Evgeny Frolov, Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Yuka Takahashi, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Toyo University, Izumino, Itakura-machi, Oura-gun, Gunma, Japan
Maria Jose Leon, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, Spain
Gideon de Jager, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Sigmar Stefansson, Matis ltd., Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 Irene Sanchez Andrea, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Ralf Salzer, Winogradsky Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Jun Kawamoto, Kyoto University, Japan
Ingrid Waege, University of Regensburg, Germany
Felipe Sarmiento, The University of Georgia, USA
2010 Maggie C.Y. Lau, The University of Hong Kong, PR China
Anna Perevalova, Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Ileana Perez-Rodriguez, Rutgers University, USA
Leanne Timpson, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nadine Winkelmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

ISE Grants

2012 Diya Alsafadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Maria Carmina Ferrara, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Naples, Italy
Roberto Gonzalez, University of Vigo, Spain
Leonardo H. Pinto, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil
Felipe Sarmiento, University of Georgia Athens, USA
2010 Yuki Chan, Extremophiles Research Group, The University of Hong Kong, PR China
Kelly Kwan, California State University East Bay, USA
Lau Chui Maggie, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, PR China
Leanne Timpson, Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, Ireland
Andrey Mardanov, The Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
2006 Kirsten Beck, Department of Biochemistry II, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Takashi Endoh, Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Japan
Marc T. Facciotti, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Wa, USA
2004 Bonnie Chaban, Queens University, Kingston, Canada
Tony Collins, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Luis Goncalves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal
Matthew Johnson, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Thomas Niederberger, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Biagio Pucci, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Naples, Italy
2002  Sonja Albers, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Patrizia Contursi, Universita Federico II di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Tiago Faria, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal
Masahiro Ito, Toyo University, Itakura-machi, Japan
Astrid Lingl, University of Munich, Munich, Germany