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Travel grants

Travel grants

The five candidates selected for the travel grants are:

  • Jaari Adekunle from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria):

             Evaluation of heavy metals and health risk index in amaranthus hybridus L. vegetable grown in selected frams in Ibadan, nigeria

  • Mihaela Geicu-Cristea from the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medecine of Bucharest (Roumania):

             Consumption and attitudes regarding berries-based products – comparative analysis of Romania and France

  • Ricardo Malheiro from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal):

            Addition of olive leaves improve the sensorial and volatile fractions of olive oil from cv. Cobrançosa

  • Ana Meireles from the University of Porto (Portugal) :

            Persistence of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria in a minimally processed vegetables plant

  • Stella Plazzota from the University of Udine (Italy):

            Effect of high pressure carbon dioxide on the storage quality of unpasteurized apple juice

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Organisers wish to promote the participation of young scientists from Mediterranean countries and new members of the UE, in order to support the building of an academic network on Fruit & Vegetable processing. Selection criteria will be scientific excellence and potential practical applications.

The grants include: registration to the Symposium and travel costs.

  • Young scientists, less than 35-years-old at the beginning of the symposium
  • Priority will be given to residents in one of these countries:
    • a Mediterranean country, including Portugal but not France
    • new members of the European Union: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia

1. Applicants must submit an abstract for an oral communication to the symposium

before  January 1, 2016

2. To submit, applicants should send the following to

  • a two-page curriculum vitae, including education, experience, current employment status, prizes or awards, publications
  • one to two scientific references (name, title, address, e-mail)
  • a letter of application with:
    • the title of the abstract they have submitted
    • motivation for attending the symposium and justification of the grant request
    • a formal commitment to attend the symposium if selected for the grant

Grant recipients will be chosen by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the scientific merit of the abstract and its relevance to symposium topics.
Applicants will be notified of the results by January 31, 2016.
The organisers will order the travel tickets together with the grant recipients who will provide a copy of their passport or identification card.

Grant recipients who require a visa to enter France must obtain it by themselves. The symposium organisers will provide an invitation letter for visa applications on request.