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Krieg receives Porter award for microbiology contributions

By Sally Harris

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 34 - June 27, 1996

Noel R. Krieg, alumni distinguished professor of microbiology, received the 1996 U.S. Federation for Culture Collections/J. Roger Porter Award, which is given to honor a microbiologist making outstanding contributions towards the objectives of the USFCC.

The award, presented in May in New Orleans, honored Krieg for his research on bacterial physiology and systematics, especially among microaerophilic bacteria. His other research has included description of a number of new species and genera among the helically shaped bacteria.

Also, Krieg was co-editor of Volume 1 of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, which set the format and procedures for the subsequent volumes. He served as the Systematics section editor in the ASM's Methods for General and Molecular Bacteriology and has written textbooks and laboratory manuals.

Krieg has served on the board of directors for the American Type Culture Collection and continues to serve on the board for the Bergey's Manual Trust. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and, in 1978, received the Carski Distinguished Teaching Award.

Krieg has been at Virginia Tech since 1960. He was nominated for the latest award by Michael J. Pelczar, professor emeritus, University of Maryland.