In 2021, ISAPP launched the Early Career Researcher Prize. 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 Prize”. 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.
The 2023 call for applications is now closed. Read about this year’s winner here.
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.