Alltech announces 2009 Young Scientist Award Winners

Fan Liu of China’s Nanjing Agricultural University, who submitted a paper on HSP70 as a new biomarker in the development and evaluation of anti-stress feed additives, is the overall winner in the undergraduate category.

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech presented the 4th Annual Alltech Young Scientist Award to Tung M. Che and Fan Liu during Alltech’s 25th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, according to a company press release.

Tung M. Che, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who submitted a paper examining the effects of mannan oligosaccharide on immune function and disease resistance in pigs, is the overall graduate winner of the competition.

“This year’s … program was a very close competition which attracted many high caliber young scientists,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech.

Tung M. Che and Fan Liu will be awarded prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.


From left to right: Paulo Rezende, Alltech corporate events manager; Dr. Inge Russell, Alltech Young Scientist competition chair and professor at Herriot Watt University; Fan Liu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, undergraduate winner of the Alltech Young Scientist Award 2009; Tung M. Che, University of Illinois, USA, graduate winner of the Alltech Young Scientist Award 2009; and Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech international projects director.

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