Post doc researcher at Ghent University in Belgium Peter De Schryver has been awarded the Jules Tournut prize by the European Probiotic Association.
De Schryver is currently conducting post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Centre, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University.
Out of twelve papers of which 8 were accepted by the EPA-jury he was chosen as the best. His subject was “Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) as a microbial agent in aquaculture”.
The Jules Tournut price contains a prize of €2,000 and is awarded by the European Probiotic Association.
Tournut (1919-1998) was a French veterinarian and professor at the Toulouse Veterinary School, who played an important role in popularisation of the probiotic concept in animal nutrition in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s.
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