UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Alissa Bleem received the Biofilms7 NPG Prize at the Biofilms7 conference. The conference, held June 26-28 in Porto, Portugual, is the seventh iteration of the internationally acclaimed Biofilms conference series addressing cutting-edge issues of biofilms in industry, environment and health.

Alissa, co-advised by Professor James Bryers and Professor Valerie Daggett, presented a paper entitled “Designed peptides for inhibition of amyloid fibrilogenesis in medical biofilms.” The Biofilms7 NPG Prize, sponsored by Springer-Nature, is awarded to the best oral presentation by young researchers. The winner will receive a waived article processing charge in the new open access journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes and a free subscription to Nature.