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Two awards for Reng van Oord

Liesbeth Vervoort and Tara Grauwet, two PhD students at the Laboratory of Food Technology (Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre, LFoRCE), have received the second and third prize of the Best Presentation Awards on the PhD conference BerlinFOOD 2010, 8-10 September 2010, Berlin, Germany. For this conference, their abstracts were first selected out of more than 200 submissions from over 20 European countries for receipt of the Young Researcher Grant, a scholarship for recovering their travel costs. The finalists could give an oral presentation, which was judged at the conference. Liesbeth's presentation was entitled "Evaluation of the substantial equivalence of high pressure and pulsed electric field pasteurised orange juice to conventionally heat pasteurised orange juice" and Tara's "Protein-based indicators for temperature uniformity mapping of high pressure high temperature vessels".

Two awards for Reng van Oord

Reng van Oord, graduated student at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, finished a double bachelor (electronics engineering and computer science). He worked with Wageningen University & Research and the Dutch SME, OMVE Netherlands BV, on a diagnostic tool for cold plasma gas. His work was awarded with two annual academic prizes: the Tad Szental Prize for the best electronic graduate and the EMSCI Pty Ltd prize for the best thesis. The work was supervised by Darrell Elton (La Trobe University) and Hennie Mastwijk (WUR).

EHEDG awards Huub Lelieveld

Huub Lelieveld (EHEDG Past President and Executive Committee Member) was awarded for his excellent efforts and outstanding commitment to the organisation since 1989. As a founder member on the part of Unilever, he has significantly contributed to the success of EHEDG for two decades. EHEDG President Knuth Lorenzen said in his laudation on occasion of the EFFoST Conference 2009 in Budapest: "Huub has always been a driving force of EHEDG. We highly appreciate his tireless dedication helping to realize better hygienic design for the production of safe and wholesome food. And we appreciate Huub as a remarkable person and a friend."




Award for Ana Balasa

Ana Balasa, PhD student at the Department of Food Biotechnology and Food Process Engineering (Berlin University of Technology) has been awarded the '1st Prize winner of the poster presentation' on the EuroFoodChem XV 2009 Food For the Future, 5 - 8 july 2009, Copenhagen/Denmark for her poster entitled 'Pulsed electric field treatment of plant tissue: an overview', with Anna Janositz and Dietrich Knorr as co-authors.






Award for Nicolas Meneses

Nicolas Meneses, PhD student at the Department of Food Biotechnology and Food Process Engineering (Berlin University of Technology) has been awarded the '1st Prize winner of the second modality poster presentation on the IFT-NPD/EffoST workshop on Innovative Application of Nonthermal Technologies in Foods: Technology, Safety, Health and Consumer Acceptability, 19 - 22 November 2008, Madrid, Spain for his poster entitled 'Improvement of PEF treatment by insertion of a static mixing device in the treatment chamber', with Henry Jaeger and Dietrich Knorr as co-authors.

Award for Tara Grauwet

Tara Grauwet, PhD student at the Laboratory of Food Technology (Center for Food and Microbial Technology) has been awarded the '1st Prize winner of the poster presentation' on the IFT-NPD/EffoST workshop on Innovative Application of Nonthermal Technologies in Foods: Technology, Safety, Health and Consumer Acceptability, 19 - 22 November 2008, Madrid, Spain for her poster entitled 'Bacillus subtilis alpha-amylase as a potential pressure-temperature-time indicator for high pressure pasteurization processes', with Iesel Van der Plancken, Liesbeth Vervoort, Marc Hendrickx and Ann Van Loey as co-authors.





1rst prize for Tara Grauwet

Tara Grauwet, PhD student at the Laboratory of Food Technology (Leuven Food Science and Nutrition Research Centre, LFoRCE) has been selected as the ‘1st prize winner of the Charles R. Stumbo Student Paper competition’ on the 28th annual conference of the Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists (IFTPS), 4-5 March 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA, for her paper entitled ‘Investigating the potential of Bacillus subtilis alpha-amylase as a pressure-temperature-time indicator for high hydrostatic pressure pasteurization processes’ with Iesel Van der Plancken, Liesbeth Vervoort, Marc Hendrickx and Ann Van Loey as co-authors. Manuscripts were evaluated for content and relevance to the advancement of knowledge in thermal and/or non-thermal processing used to produce shelf stable foods and biological materials. The paper will be published in Biotechnology Progress. The work was financially supported by the integrated EU- project NovelQ 015710. This project aims to remove the hurdles to the application of novel food processing methods into food industry.



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