Student Awards

Cargill Student of the year award
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 142,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill is proud to work together with EFFoST to support and encourage the next generation of food scientists. Every year EFFoST has a BSc/MSc and PhD Student of the Year Award (SOYA) competition for Food Technology/Food Science students in Europe.

This year awardees are the following:

1st place: Konstantinos Thymiatis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2nd place: Dilara Konuk, Izmir Institute of technology, Turkey

PhD Award
1st place: Natalie Chiu, University of Nottingham, UK
2nd place (shared): Valerie Pietsch, Karlsruhe Institute of technology, Germany
2nd place (shared): Valerie Vancauwenberghe, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
3rd place: Yifat Cohen, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

GNT Young scientists awards
The GNT Group is the pioneer and leading global provider of Colouring Foods. The company manufactures colouring concentrates from edible fruits, vegetables and plants using gentle physical methods such as pressing, crushing and filtering. Artificial additives, chemicals or organic solvents are not used. The concentrates are sold under the EXBERRY® brand name in more than 65 markets worldwide and are used in a variety of foods, including confectionery and bakery products, dairy products and beverages to name just a few.

Best scientific contribution: Lea Koch, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, “Intensified processing of protein-polysaccharide-conjugates via extrusion

2nd Best scientific contribution: Leonard Mutsokoti, KU Leuven, “Transfer of lycopene and beta carotene from tomato-based matrices to oil by high pressure homogenization”

3rd Best scientific contribution: Sabine Ambros, Technische Universität München, “Can microwave-freeze drying substitute the conventional freeze drying process for the preservation of high quality fruit products?”