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Alltech Young Scientist graduate student competition announces regional finalists

April 3, 2019

Saheed Salami, representing the University of Catania in Italy, accepts the graduate award at the Alltech Young Scientist competition during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018. The finalists for the 2019 competition have been announced, and the winner will be named at ONE19 in May.

Winners of the international agriscience competition to be awarded at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19)

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – The global regional finalists have been selected for the 2019 Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) competition, the world’s largest agriscience competition for university students. Graduate students from colleges and universities around the world whose studies focus on agriculture and science will compete at the highest level for a chance to win US$10,000 and gain access to innovative scientists from around the world. Now in its 14th year, the competition has received entrants from a total of 120 universities and 40 countries.

The students will present their research to a panel of international judges and will also participate in leadership building, career mentorship and networking opportunities during the all-expenses-paid AYS Discovery Week, which will be held in conjunction with ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE19), May 19–21 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The regional finalists for the AYS award and their paper topics are:

  • Deeksha Shetty, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    • “Role of the RpoE sigma factor and two-component Cpx systems, in biofilm formation of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Enteritidis”
  • Anouschka Middelkoop, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
    • “Lactational feed intake level of the sow and creep feed presentation strategy affect piglet performance”
  • Renata Oselame Nobrega, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
    • “Dietary supplementation of Aurantiochytrium sp. meal, a docosahexaenoic-acid source, promotes growth of Nile tilapia at suboptimal low temperature”
  • Bing Liu, Jiangnan University, China
    • “Oxidative Stability and Quality Attributes of Muscle from Laying Hens Fed Organic Trace Minerals as Co-factors of Antioxidant Enzymes”

“For 14 years, Alltech has been honored to offer the next generation of agriculture science leaders the opportunity to participate in the Alltech Young Scientist competition and to present their research to an international audience,” said Dr. Karl Dawson, vice president and chief scientific officer at Alltech.

For more information about the Alltech Young Scientist competition, visit AlltechYoungScientist.com and stay connected through the Alltech Education Facebook page.

 

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Saheed Salami, representing the University of Catania in Italy, accepts the graduate award at the Alltech Young Scientist competition during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018. The finalists for the 2019 competition have been announced, and the winner will be named at ONE19 in May.

 

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Deeksha Shetty from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada has been selected as a regional finalist for the 2019 Alltech Young Scientist competition.

 

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Anouschka Middelkoop from Wageningen University in the Netherlands has been selected as a regional finalist for the 2019 Alltech Young Scientist competition.

 

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Renata Oselame Nobrega from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil has been selected as a regional finalist for the 2019 Alltech Young Scientist competition.

 

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Bing Liu from Jiangnan University in China has been selected as a regional finalist for the 2019 Alltech Young Scientist competition.

 

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