EFFoST Student of the Year award winners 2019


EFFoST would like to congratulate the winners of the Student of the Year award 2019. During the 33rd EFFoST International Conference, Cargill and EFFoST awarded 6 MSc and PhD students from all over Europe for their outstanding food science research.

An international panel of food experts from science and industry reviewed the many excellent applications that were submitted. The candidates' research was assessed according to the level of scientific quality, inventiveness and the potential business impact.

And the winners of the EFFoST Student of the Year Awards 2019 are:

PhD Student of the Year Award

1st PhD Prize

Marco Santagiuliana
Wageningen University

Title of winning abstract:
Directing attention: strategies to mask undesired perception of grittiness in foods.





2nd PhD Prize

Lukas Böcker
ETH Zurich

Title of winning abstract:
Structure and function of the blue microalgae protein phycocyanin under mild thermal processing.





3rd PhD Prize

Jitka Laurent
KU Leuven

Title of winning abstract:
Yeast invertase: a tool for steering fructan and FODMAP levels during bread making?





MSc Student of the Year Award



1st MSc Prize

Giorgia Rampanti
University of Bologna

Title of winning abstract:
Lactose crystallization assisted by static electric field





2nd MSc Prize

Maria Alessia Schouten
University of Bologna

Title of winning abstract:
Effect of innovative pre-treatments on the mitigation of acrylamide formation in potato chips





Popular Vote Award




An Borremans
KU Leuven

Title of winning poster:
Mild processing of mealworms as sustainable food system by fermentation: opportunities and limitations



All winners received an award and prize money and had their travel expenses and conference registration fees covered. In the spring of 2020, they will be visiting Cargill’s European R&D Centre to present their research.

The European Federation of Food Science and Technology and our sponsor Cargill are dedicated to fostering the next generation of food scientists and professionals by acknowledging their academic achievements with the Student of the Year Awards.

Sign up for the EFFoST newsletter if you would like to be informed of the application process for the EFFoST Student of the Year award 2020.

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