Congratulations to PhD Pitch Competition Winners

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In the Pitch Competition featuring research work by the PhD candidate finalists in five-minute segments, the depth and breadth of the ongoing work in research institutes around the world was displayed as it related to the Sustainable Development Goals.  The top Pitch presentations were recognised at the Symposium closing today. 

And now WE ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS of the PhD Research Pitch Competition!

  • 1st Prize: Zhitong ZhouUniversity of Guelph, Canada. Beyond Burger versus Beef Burger – Does Food Structure Alter Lipid Digestion?
  • 2nd Prize: Jerrell FelimNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityUtilization of Jellyfish to Conserve Ocean Sustainability and as a Functional Food for Osteoarthritis
  • 3rd Prize: Anjali VithanageUniversity of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Effect of edible oil-mediated intestinal absorption of chlorogenic acid on antioxidant capacity in Wistar rats 

Congratulations to our winners and to all the outstanding finalists in this Research Pitch Competition. Universities, research institutes and others wishing to ensure they are involved in the next round of competitions and Young Scientist and Early Career Scientist activities, please make yourselves known to the IUFoST General Secretariat (, Subject: Young Scientists and Early Career Scientists).