Yu Zhang Receives Award during 2009 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in California
Yu Zhang, MS student in Cereal Science and GRA in Plant Sciences received third place in the 2009 IFT Carbohydrate Division Paper Competition held during the annual IFT meeting in Anaheim, CA. Her presentation was entitled “Changes of Polysaccharides in Refrigerated Dough System During Storage.” Zhang also received an IFT Minnesota Division Graduate Scholarship and IFT Carbohydrate Division Graduate Scholarship (2nd place) for her outstanding scholarship and scientific merit of her research. Zhang’s advisor is Dr. Senay Simsek, assistant professor in Plant Sciences. Zhang and Simsek collaborated with Dr. Osvaldo Campanella from Purdue University for this research.
IFT is a nonprofit international society with more than 20,000 members. The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the largest annual food science forum and exposition in the world. Upwards of 20,000 food scientists, suppliers, marketers, and others from around the globe annually join news reporters at the convention, attracted by the promise of encountering the driving forces behind the innovations and information affecting consumers, growers, processors, regulators and researchers who make the U.S. food supply diverse.