young_investigator_awards_0516NeoLife Proudly Presents…
The Annual Young Investigator Awards at PhenHRIG 2016– A Global Scientific Event.

NeoLife has always been a frontrunner in contributing to the field of scientific research by supporting young investigators. Since its inception, NeoLife has been a founding sponsor of Plant Phenolics and Human Health Research Interest Group (PhenHRIG). Established by our own Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Arianna Carughi along with Professor Myron Gross from the University of Minnesota, this exciting partnership helps keep us at the leading edge of nutritional science to develop high quality and competitive products year after year.

PhenHRIG is dedicated to identifying the health benefits associated with consumption of plant phenolic compounds, in the form of phenolic rich foods or supplements. The PhenHRIG Symposium was held on April 2nd, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s event focused on the relationship between dietary polyphenols and epigenetic regulation of gene expression.

Four young researchers were recognized for their distinguished work and contributions to research and were presented with the coveted awards: Yan Wu, Zili Gao, Heather N. Nelson and Hamed Samavat.

Yan Wu: The effect of oil palm phenolics (OPP) on urinary metabolomic profile in atherogenic diet induced rat model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Dept Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University

Zili Gao: The Heat Shock Protein 70 is a Novel Target for Nobiletin in Human Colon Cancer Cells. Dept Food Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Heather N. Nelson: Bioavailability of Cranberry Flavonol Glycosides in Human Urine.  Biology Department, Winona State University

Hamed Samavat: Green Tea Extract Supplementation Modifies Circulating Lipids in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.  Dept Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota