With an overwhelming 5,000 entries, the Alltech Young Scientist global winners were announced at the Alltech 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium this week.
“Growing extensively each year, to more than 5,000 entries in this fifth year since its inception, the goal of the programme is to increase the number of students studying animal science,” said Mark Lyons, director of North America. “This competition is bringing together the brightest scientific thinkers in colleges and universities across the globe.”
This year’s graduate winner is Wai-Fun Leong, who represents the Asia region and is a student at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Leong won with her paper, Preparation and characterisation of sucrose palmitate and sucrose laureate stabilised water-soluble phytosterol nanodispersions.
Yakov Tsepilov, winner of the undergraduate level, submitted The development of new detection and characterisation of salmonella enteric in meat and poultry products. Tsepilov advanced as the regional winner from Russia and is a student at Novosibirsk State University.
To participate in this programme, students wrote a scientific paper based on a topic about animal feed technologies. The first phase of the programme included a competition within each competing country. The winners of each local competition moved on to a regional phase and the regional winners competed in the global phase.
The Alltech Young Scientist Program is currently taking applicants for its 2012 competition and details can be found on their website.