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Alltech Launches Young Scientist Award

Global animal health company, Alltech, has announced the launch of its annual Young Scientist Programme. Traditionally held for undergraduate students, this year a second category was added to include graduate students.

“A commitment to research and young people is essential to both the success of our industry and to Alltech. The Alltech Young Scientist Programme is designed to encourage students to enter the field of animal science,” said Alltech president and founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons.
 
2008 winner Craig Louder, a student at Utah State University, won with his paper entitled, “The Estrogenic Mycotoxin Zearalenone and its Importance in Livestock Production.” He joins 2007 winner, Lucas Mascardi from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Matthew Scobie from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, the 2006 winner.
 
To participate, students must write a scientific paper based on a topic about animal feed technologies. Undergraduate students' papers must be 3000 words in length and graduate students' papers must be 5000 words in length. The programme will include two phases: the regional phase and the international phase. In the regional phase, papers in languages other than English will be accepted.
 
Students can register at www.alltechyoungscientist.com.  The deadline for submission is February 27, 2009.
 
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