I am pleased to write with an update regarding the results of the BON Howard Foundation Travel Grant. Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the EIS scientists for successfully submitting their abstracts for consideration for the BON2022 travel grant(s). All abstracts were scored under 4 different categories, as follows: Novelty, Methods, Science/Impact, Report/Clarity. The scores for each committee member where then ranked and average rank score was used to grade the abstracts and decide the winners.
- In first place, Emmanuel Kofi Addo, Department of Ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. The Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Pregnancy (L-ZIP) Trial – Initial Results – Prize €2000
- In second place, Hao Shi, Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. The Development of Lutein-enriched Yoghurt to improve Human Health – Prize €1500
- In third place, Mickeal N. Key, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. USA. Gene-Environment Interactions in Aging: The Moderating Effect of ApoE Genotype on the Relationship Between Nutrition, Functional Brain Organization, and Cognitive Function – Prize €1300
The winners will be contacted directly by the conference manager to arrange payment in order to support their travel.
Please note that we now welcome abstracts from all members for presentation at the BON 2022 conference. We would appreciate these abstracts as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is Friday April 29th, 2022.
Professor John Nolan