The 2018 Global Food Science Student Competition is one of a series of events celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Jiangnan University. This competition will be held on November 14-18, 2018 in Wuxi, China on the theme of Food Science and Culture: Innovation, Communication and Collaboration. About 100 graduate students from more than 40 countries will join this grand event. It will provide a unique forum to present original research, exchange latest results, share stories and make friends.

The Global Food Science Student Competition will host the oral and poster presentations of graduate students currently specializing in food science or those who are interested in food science and food culture. The topics of the event include food safety, food chemistry, food physics, food processing, nutrition and health, food biotechnology, food product development, food culture and other related areas. Certifications of achievement and prizes will be awarded to six finalists in each of the section.

Host Country:
  • China
Program Location:
  • Wuxi

Competition topics are:

  • Food Safety, Food Chemistry, Food Physics, Food Processing, Nutrition and Health, Food Biotechnology, Food Product Development, Food culture and other related areas.

  • Oral presentation OR poster presentation 
Award Prizes:
  • The oral and poster competition will respectively recognize up to 6 finalists, including one first place, two second place and three third place finalists. All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement and be acknowledged during the event.
Financial Support:
  • If accepted by the Jury Committee, participants will be provided with the grants including travelling expenses, accommodation and meals during the event on campus. Additional expenses will not be covered by Jiangnan University if participants arrive BEFORE November 14, 2018 or depart AFTER November 18, 2018.
  • All other expenses (including passport and visa application expenses, transportation outside Wuxi or within Wuxi for personal entertainment, overweight baggage and personal shopping) should be covered by participants. 
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicants must currently be enrolled students in master’s or doctoral programs and should not have graduated earlier than December 1, 2018
How to Apply:
  • Abstract is limited to a maximum of 300 words and should be written in clear and correct English.
  • The student entering the competition must be the principal author of the paper.
  • Abstracts should be approved by all authors before submission.
  • Format preferred — Check the box in the system to indicate oral or poster format. The Jury Committee reserves the right to make the final determination of presentation format. 
  • Category — Check the box in the system which best describes the category for which the abstract is suitable. Categories include: Food Safety, Food Chemistry, Food Physics, Food Processing, Nutrition and Health, Food Biotechnology, Food Product Development, Food culture and other related areas. 
  • The abstract should contain the following contents: 
    • Introduction: Provide background, statement of problem or basis of the study. 
    • Purpose: State the purpose or objectives of the study.
    • Methods: State the methodology used in the study. The methods should be specific enough that researchers in the same or similar field would understand the basic experimental design or approach. 
    • Results: Report specific results obtained in the study. Results should be summarized. 
  • Abstract forms must be submitted through the online submission portal for consideration as an oral or poster presentation by July 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Beijing time. (If unable to submit through the online portal, please email the abstract to the following email:
Application Deadline:
  • The deadline for the Global Food Science Student Competition is July 1, 2018
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