|December 2005||National Research Flagship||www.csiro.au|
Young Food Futures scientists awarded
Muren Herrid and Jeanette Olejnik from the Bovine Germ Cell Transfer project (Food Futures Beef Breed Engineering stream and CSIRO Livestock Industries, Armidale) were the recipients of awards for their presentations at the recent 36th Annual Australian Society for Reproductive Biology Conference in Perth in August.
Muren was selected as one of the seven New Investigator Award finalists and in his category won the Meat & Livestock Association Prize for “best presentation by an early career scientist in livestock related research”. The title of Muren’s paper was Successful germ cell transfer between bulls of different breeds.
Jeanette Olejnik, a first year PhD student, won a student travel award to present her paper The successful use of Busulfan to deplete endogenous spermatogonia in the ram testis.
Matthew Miller, a PhD student in the Food Future’s Aquaculture Breed Engineering stream, was awarded the Australian Biotechnology student award for Tasmania.
Matthew’s prize was a trip to attend the national AusBiotech conference in Perth in November where he presented his research on Alternative sources of dietary oil for Atlantic salmon grown under Australian conditions. Matthew is based in CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research in Hobart and with the University of Tasmania in Launceston.
Congratulations to Muren, Jeanette and Matthew!
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