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Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize: laureates and prize-giving ceremonies

The Flanders Marine Institute vzw and HYDRO vzw organise the international triennial scientific Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize 2013, to award a scientific study on the links between oceans and human health.


Scientific Prize Dr Edouard Delcroix 2016

Dr. Irina Vetter
The University of Queensland, Australia
The Centre for Pain Research, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

'The pathophysiological mechanism of ciguatera’

Dr Edouard Delcroix 2016 Incentive Award

Dr. ir. Marjolein Vanoppen
Ghent University, Belgium
Particle and Interfacial Technology Group (PaInT)

'Seawater, drinking water of the future?'


Prof. Dr. Lora Elderkin Fleming
University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom
The European Centre for Environment & Human Health

'Harmful algal blooms, microbial pollution of marine waters, and climate change  beyond the state of the art (Oceans and Human Health)’


Dr Eric Honoré
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire

'Marine lipids and cellular excitability’


Prof Dr Jan Tytgat
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory for Toxicology

'Toxins from jellyfish and sea anemones: a ‘sea’ of molecules with therapeutic potential’


Dr Farid Dahdouh-Guebas
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Mangrove Management Group

'Mangrove ecosystem degradation and its effects on the quality of life of coastal subsistence communities in Third World countries’


Prof Dr René Van Grieken
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Micro and Trace Analysis Centre

'Quality of the marine air: an overview of 30 years of research’


The prize was not awarded. The jury was of the opinion that none of the presented reports achieved the required scientific level.


By way of exception, the prize was not organised this year.


Shared prize:


Dr. J.-F. Rees
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Physiologie animale

'Les luciférines d’organismes marins de profondeur: de nouveaux antioxydants très performants pour des applications thérapeutiques’


Dr. M. Witvrouw & Prof. Dr. E. De Clercq
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Groep Biomedische Wetenschappen, Departement Microbiologie en Immunologie - Rega Instituut

'Sulphated polysaccharides extracted from sea algae as potential antiviral drugs’