Alltech Young Scientist - Previous Winners


Congratulations to our 2014 Winners!

2014 Global Winners

Graduate Level

  • Lei Wang, West Virginia University, United States

Undergraduate Level

  • Gillian Johnson, University of Limerick, Ireland

2014 Global Finalist

The eight students came to Lexington to compete in the Global Young Scientist Competition are:

Graduate Level

  • Reda Saleh Mohamed Ibrahim, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Lei Wang, West Virginia University, United States
  • Cristiano Bortoluzzi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Humaira Sultana, University of Melbourne, Australia

Undergraduate Level

  • Araceli Antonieta Olivares Solas, Universidad Mayor de Chile, Chile
  • Norhaslinda Syarial, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Gillian Johnson, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Sarah Childers, University of Tennessee, United States

2014 Regional Winners

Asia Pacific
1st – Humaira Sultana, University of Melbourne
2nd – Ajidhaslin Dhass, Tamilnadu Fisheries University
3rd  - Feifei Sun, Northwest A&F University

1st - Norhaslinda Syarial, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu|
2nd - Mark Borris Aldonza, Seoul National University
3rd – Luis Valenzuela, National Pingtung University

Europe/ Africa/Mid-East
1st – Reda Saleh Mohamed Ibrahim, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
2nd – Anastasia Grekova, Stavropol State Agrarian University
3rd – Adekunle Adebiyi, University of Glasgow

1st – Gillian Johnson, Limerick
2nd – Clothilde Coquantin, LaSalle Beauvais
3rd – Katie Islip, Nottingham Trent University

North America
1st – Lei Wang, West Virginia University
2nd – Marlene Paibomesai, University of Guelph
3rd – Jessica Verpeut, Rutgers University

1st – Sarah Childers, University of Tennessee
2nd – Lauren Eckert, University of Notre Dame
3rd – Kathryn Lefrancois, University of Guelph

Latin America
1st – Cristiano Bortoluzzi, University of Sao Paulo
2nd – Bruno Corrêa da Silva, University of Santa Catarina
3rd  - Rosana Claudio Silva Ogoshi, Federal University of Lavras

1st - Araceli Antonieta, Universidad Mayor
2nd – Camila de Souza Oro, Universidade Federal do Paraná
3rd – Mónica Madrigal Valverde, Universidad de Costa Rica

2014 Local Winners

Graduate Local Prize Winner

  • Fábio Ricardo Coutinho Fontes César, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura/Universidade de São Paulo
  • Surinder Chauhan, The University of Melbourne
  • Ferdy Saputra, Bogor Agricultural University
  • Shihai Zhang, China Agricultural University
  • Changwu Li, China Agricultural University
  • Farhana Hoque, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
  • ABM Khaleduzzaman, Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Kathryn Neal, Utah State University
  • Kayla Price, University of Guelph
  • Mikayla Baxter, University of Guelph
  • Adekunle Adebiyi, University of Glasgow
  • Losif Vasiu, University of Veterinary Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
  • Elena Korochkina, St.Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine

Undergraduate Local Prize Winner

  • Madhupriya Velusamy, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
  • Sujay Kumar Paul, Visva Bharati Santiniketan
  • Sutanu Karmakar, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
  • Skyler Smith, BYU- Idaho
  • Erin Loogman, University of Alberta
  • Brittany Bulfam, University of Guelph
  • Yannick Rousselière, LaSalle Beauvais
  • Roné de Klerk, University of Pretoria
  • Sergei Babukhin, Saratov State Agrarian University
  • Olga Kechina, Saratov State Agrarian University
  • Darya Loginova, Saratov State Agrarian University
  • Mohammad Vicky Indra Pradicta, Airlangga University
  • Fajrin Sidiq, Bogor Agricultural University
  • Faizal Andri, University of Brawijaya


Past Winners   


Undergaduate: Amanda Pesqueira

University: University of Kentucky, USA/University of Maringa, Brazil
Title of Paper: Contractile Response of the Different Ergot Alkaloids in Bovine Cranial Branch of the Lateral Saphenous Vein In Vitro

Graduate: Nimesha Fernando

University: University of Melbourne
Title of Paper: Free Air CO2 Enrichment Altered Wheat Grain Protein Quality and Rheological Characteristics: A Comparative Proteomic Analysis



Undergraduate: Gisele Greghi

University: Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Title of Paper: Organic selenium combined with vitamin E and sunflower oil in the diet of lactating dairy cows: the production benefits of nutrition and animal health and human

Graduate: Qian Wang

University: University of California- Davis, USA
Title of Paper: Effects of Inorganic versus Organic Copper on Denitrification and Nitrous Oxide Reductase Activity in Peat Soil


Undergraduate: Yakov Tsepilov

University: Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Title of Paper: The development of new schemes of detection, characterization and typing of Salmonella enterica in meat and poultry products (paper submitted in Russian and translated).

Graduate: Wai Fun Leong

University: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Title of Paper: Preparation and characterization of sucrose palmitate and sucrose laureate
stabilized water-soluble phytosterol nanodispersions.


Undergraduate: Lee Anne Huber

University:University of Guelph, Canada
Title of Paper: Optimum dietary isoleucine and lysine levels in a phase III barley and a wheat based pig starter

Graduate: Michael Steele

University:University of Guelph, Canada
Title of Paper: Rumen epithelial adaptation to high grain diets involves the coordinated regulation of ketogenic and cholesterolgenic gene expression.


Undergraduate: Fan Liu               

University: Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Title of Paper: HSP70 as a New Biomarker in Development and Evaluation of Anti-Stress Feed Additives

Graduate: Tung M. Che

University: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Title of Paper: Effects of Mannan Oligosaccharide on Immune Function and Disease Resistance in Pigs


Craig Louder

University: Utah State University, Logan, United States
Title of Paper: The Estrogenic Mycotoxin Zearalenone and its Importance in Livestock Production


Lucas Mascardi

University: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Title of Paper: Assessing Optigen as a Protein Source for Feedlot Calves


Matthew Scobie  

University: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Title of Paper: The Use of Feed Attractants and Palatability Enhancers in Aquaculture Diets