Solving the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soil and developing more nutritious food for young children were the two winning topics in the 2012 Alltech Young Scientist Program, announced at Alltech’s 28th Annual International Symposium.

The graduate winner was Qian Wang from China, who is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis. Wang won with her paper titled “Effects of Inorganic Versus Organic Copper on Denitrification and Nitrous Oxide Reductase Activity in Soil.” Gisele Greghi, from the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, was the winner of the undergraduate competition. Greghi won with her paper titled “Organic Selenium Combined with Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil in the Diet of Lactating Dairy Cows: Beneficial Effects of this Nutritional Approach for Animal Production and Human Health.”

The Alltech Young Scientist Program is currently taking applicants for its 2013 competition. To enter, visit the website at www.alltechyoungscientist.com.