Remi Amelunxen Award

The Department of Microbiology periodically recognizes the outstanding research accomplishments of a predoctoral student by awarding the Remi Amelunxen Award. The award was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Amelunxen, who himself was the first graduate of the Ph.D. program in the department and rose to the rank of Professor of Microbiology.

Remi Amelunxen

Remi E. Amelunxen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (1992)
Department of Microbiology.

Past Awardees:

2010: Bang Shen & Aaron Chen, 2005: Jing Liu, 2001: Szeman Ruby Chan, 1996: Xunde Wang, 1995: Brian D. Pfeiffer, 1994: Edward B. Cambareri.

2011 Amelunxen Award Applications

We are now accepting applications for this year's Remi Amelunxen Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of predoctoral students and foster Microbiology Research in general at the University of Kansas. Selected candidates are invited to present their work in the form of a 30-minute oral presentation during a one-day symposium. The presentations are judged by a multidisciplinary team of investigators from our Department. All candidates presenting their work receive a certificate of participation. The winner of the award is announced at the end of the event.

Eligibility: All graduate students performing Microbiology-related research at the University of Kansas (KUMC and KU-Lawence). Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2011.

Oral Presentation: September 27, 2011.

Application Material: A single PDF file of (i) the applicant's recent curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of publications or publications in press, and (ii) a one-page description of the applicant's research project. The application material should be send electronically to Mohammad Mir at A recommendation letter from the applicant's research mentor/supervisor should be sent directly under separate cover.

Selection process: The Department of Microbiology will use an internal committee to review applications, and applicants selected for oral presentation will be informed during the last week of July. The selected candidates will be asked to provide a title for their presentation and a brief abstract to be incorporated in the presentation booklet. A PDF file of the booklet containing detailed information about the program will be forwarded to all the applicants and their mentors.

Only research work carried out towards the student's Ph.D. thesis at either KUMC or KU-Lawrence will be considered. Prior research work carried out at KUMC or KU-Lawrence or other institutions - even if it is related to the student's PhD thesis - is not eligible and should not be presented.

Contact Information: Mohammad Mir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 66160. Phone: (913) 588-5556 (Work). E-mail:

Last modified: Aug 26, 2011