1st prize:
Human chitotriosidase – degradation of chitin and chitosan and its role within the innate immune response
Christian Gorzelanny1,2, Birgit Poeppelmann3, Sophie Haebel4, Bruno M. Moerschbacher2 and Stefan W. Schneider1
1 Experimental Dermatology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, 68135 Mannheim, Germany
2 Department of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany
3 Department of Dermatology, University of Munster, 48149 Münster, Germany
4 Center for Mass Spectrometry of Biopolymers, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam, Germany

3rd prize:
Chitinolytic activities of two Clostridia isolated from human faeces.
J. Simunek1, I. Koppova1, G. Tishchenko2.
1 Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,Videnska 1083, Prague 4, 142 20, Czech Republic,
2 Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, v.v.i.,Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Heyrovsky Sq. 2, 162 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic