In 2021, ISAPP launched the Early Career Researcher Award. As this initiative was spearheaded by ISAPP co-founder and longtime board member Prof. Glenn Gibson, this award was renamed to honor him: “Glenn Gibson Early Career Researcher Award”. The intent of this award is to recognize excellence in research in early career researchers in the fields of probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics or fermented foods.
Each year, the winner receives a plaque, speaking slot at the annual ISAPP meeting, travel award to the ISAPP meeting, and an unrestricted cash award ($1500 USD).
Paul Gill, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Paul studies the links between diet and the immune system, with focus on how short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) affect immunity in healthy individuals. Further, he investigates how consuming fermentable fibers along with SCFAs in fermented foods such as vinegar and kombucha may be used as a dietary treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.
Past Winners 2022
Martin Laursen, PhD, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Martin has demonstrated excellence in his work on the impact of probiotics and human milk oligosaccharides on infant gut microbiota and health.