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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 BIOMIN´s R&D projects.

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, Greece.

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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