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Awards to Society Members

ISAP 2021 - 3 August 2021 - virtual Awards and Acknowledgements Ceremony

The ISAP2021 Virtual Awards and Acknowledgements Ceremony was the culmination of an exceptionally executed virtual congress - the first of its kind in ISAP history!

The ceremony was hosted by the 2017-2021 Outgoing President, Dr. Céline Rebours, and the Chair of ISAP 2020-2021 Local Organizing Committee, Prof. Dr. Makoto M. Watanabe.

These awards were sponsored by Springer.

Distinguished Applied Phycologists:


Prof. Eugenia Olguin

Institute of Ecology, INECOL


Prof. Michael Guiry

Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland


Prof. Yongding Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Outstanding Contributions to the ISAP:


Prof. Michael Guiry

Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland

United Kingdom

Dr. Valeria Montalescot

Scottish Marine Institute

Previous Awards


  • Prof. Avigad Vonshak (Israel)
  • Prof. Roberto de Philippis (Italy)
  • Prof. John Benemann (United States of America)


  • Prof. Amha Belay (United States of America)
  • Prof. Sammy Boussiba (Israel)
  • Prof. Mario Tredici (Italy)


  • Prof. (JU) Johan Grobbelaar (South Africa)


  • Prof. Brian A. Whitton (United Kingdom)


  • Prof. Claude Gudin (France)
  • Prof. Ivan Setlik (Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Carl J. Soeder (Germany)


  • Prof. Hiroaki I Wamoto (Japan)
  • Prof. Ralph Lewin (USA)
  • Prof. Riccardo Materassi (Italy)
  • Prof. Shigetoh Miyachi (Japan)
  • Prof. William J. Oswald (United States of America)
  • Prof. Amos Richmond (Israel)

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The ISAP is a non-profit organization that aims to promote research, preservation of algal genotypes, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning the utilization of algae.




ISAP has nearly 500 supporters worldwide from more than 40 countries. Of these supporters, there are representatives of industry and scientific researchers with expertise spanning all applied aspects of microalgae and macroalgae, and student members across the world.

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