Two nutrition students are through to the finals of the IFST Young Scientist Competition. One is nominated in the Undergraduate category and the other in the Postgraduate category – making the University of Reading the only institution to have finalists in both sections of the competition.

Nicole Dorrington, who is in her final year studying for a BSc in Food and Nutritional Science,  is one of six students nominated in the Undergraduate category.

Meanwhile Laury Sellem, who is in the first year of a PhD focused on investigating fatty acid biomarkers of dairy intake and CVD risk, is a finalist in the Postgraduate category.

Both students will now compete in the finals on the 9th of May at London Metropolitan University. They will be presenting current or recently completed food related projects to an audience of peers and food professionals.

The Young Scientist Competition, run by the Institute of Food, Science and Technology (IFST) aims to support the next generation of food scientists, as well as introducing them to other fellow students and industry professionals.

The IFNH wishes Nicole and Laury the very best of luck in the finals, and a huge congratulations!