Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

OIP announces seed grant recipients for Fall 2015

Published November 3, 2015

The Office of International Programs (OIP) congratulates its International Seed Grant recipients for Fall 2015. The goal of the Seed Grant program is to support awardees in establishing a strong international relationship that will continue to expand and flourish into a larger and substantial international collaborative effort that will ultimately benefit departments, programs, the College of ACES, and the University of Illinois.

The funding of the International Seed Grants program is made possible through support provided by the Arlys Conrad Endowment Fund, and the applications are reviewed by the College of ACES International Programs and Policy Committee. OIP issues requests for seed grant proposals once a semester.

This semester’s recipients are:

Dr. Cory Suski, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: “Field tests of fisheries induced evolution.” Partner: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Hong Chen, Food Science and Human Nutrition: “Molecular mechanisms of anti-inflammation and apoptosis-induction by herbal extracts from Toona sinensis (Chinese Toon leaf).” Partner: Xi’An Jiaotong University, China

Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, Food Science and Human Nutrition: “Reengineering of a metamaterial-based biosensor for early cancer detection.” Partner: Bogazici University, Turkey

Dr. Alfred Roca, Animal Sciences: “Conservation genetics of the elephants of Kenya.” Partner: Kenya Wildlife Service