The Lwoff Medal is awarded biennially by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to recognise the achievements of outstanding individuals or groups contributing to the field of microbiology in Europe.
Speaking of the Medal Jeff said “I am deeply honoured and humbled by this award. Lwoff is one of my scientific heroes. My early career defining paper was based on the use of a lysogenic phage – an area pioneered by Lwoff. Of course, most of the research that led to the award was not done by me but rather by a long list of tremendously talented PhD students and post-docs who chose to work in my lab. I’m also tremendously grateful to FEMS for enabling me to talk about some of our latest work in the opening session of what is proving to be a really great meeting.”