Graduate students Zachary Cartwright of Washington State University and Jordan Garry of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University will compete for top honors in the 2017 IFT Student Association (IFTSA) Thesis Video Competition sponsored by Campden BRI. The competition, which is in its second year, invites graduate students to share their original research in an engaging three-minute video. Cartwright’s video focuses on his research addressing a contamination problem in the wine industry while Garry’s offers a look at her aquaculture research project.
The winning student video will be announced at IFT17 during the IFTSA Closing Ceremony on Tuesday evening, June 27. The winner will earn a 10-day trip to the United Kingdom to visit Campden BRI, the world’s largest membership-based food research organization. The trip will take place between September and December 2017 and will provide the winner with the opportunity to experience each of the major divisions within the research organization, including science, technology, brewing, and knowledge management, and to visit with UK industry representatives.
Cartwright’s video zeroes in on his research related to Brettanomyces bruxellensis, a spoilage yeast that affects the quality of red wine. Garry’s video describes her research, which involves using an antibody to an interleukin-10 peptide as a potential replacement for antibiotics in the treatment of a common bacterial disease in fish.