BRAIN Award winner 2008
The BIOMIN Research and Innovation Network is a
program created to support young and highly skilled scientists. Its aim is to
foster and fund groundbreaking research projects and innovative ideas in the
area of animal nutrition and animal health.
An expert jury evaluates submitted research proposals (BRAIN Projects) and
the best and most innovative projects will be realised, funded by BIOMIN.
Within the last two years BRAIN had close to a hundred applications, out
of these 28 projects were carried out and successfully finished, 35 projects are
currently evaluated or already conducted. The BRAIN Internship provides skilled
students the opportunity to actively participate in one of BIOMINÂ´s R&D
Students become part of a BIOMIN research team for up to a
year, which establishes very often the basis for further cooperation and
employment. Dr. Kostas Mountzouris, a nutritional biotechnologist from the
University of Athens, Greece was nominated the BRAIN Award 2008 winner. He is an
academic lecturer in nutritional biotechnology at the University of Athens,
His primary research interests concern the study of the effects
of bioactive functional food/feed components on host digestive function and gut
ecology parameters such as microflora and immune function. Dr. Mountzouris
received a monetary award of € 5000.- and was invited to present his paper at
the World Nutrition Forum 2008.
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