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Poultry Science Association’s 2021 Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award presented to Canadian scholar

July 23, 2021

Alltech recently continued its commitment to supporting the Poultry Science Association and student research with the Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award. This year’s award was presented virtually to George Hall of Canada, who is currently studying at the University of Guelph.


The Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award is given to a student who is the senior author of an outstanding research manuscript published in Poultry Science or The Journal of Applied Poultry Research. Hall served as the lead author for a paper titled “In-ovo culturing of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) ovarian tissue to assess graft viability and maturation of prefollicular germ cells and follicles.”


Dr. Kayla Price, Canadian technical manager for Alltech, presented the award to Hall virtually on July 22 during the Poultry Science Association’s Annual Meeting.


"Innovation is the core of our business at Alltech, and we are proud to support students and the advancements they are making in the poultry industry," said Dr. Price.


Hall began his academic journey at the University of British Columbia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. He then moved to Saskatoon and received a master’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan, where he studied gonad transplantation and vitrification using the domestic turkey in the veterinary biomedical science department. Hall is currently studying under Dr. Grégoy Bédécarrats in the animal biosciences department at the University of Guelph, where he has continued his research on ovarian transplantation in turkeys.


Hall has been attending the annual Poultry Science Association meeting since 2014 and has enjoyed his experiences and the ability to network with researchers from around the world at the conference. At the 2019 meeting, he received a certificate of excellence, as well as the Aviagen Turkeys Communication Award.


Alltech has sponsored the Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award since 2000, recognizing young leaders in scientific innovation for their commitment to publishing and sharing their work within the poultry sector. For more information, visit



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