A lead scientist at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, has claimed the grand prize of a research competition sponsored by SoBran‘s bioscience division and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Piedmont Triad Office.
Shengmin Sang will receive up to $10,000 in research funds and an additional $1,000 in cash as the grand prize winner of the Innovation for Impact competition, SoBran said Friday.
A panel of judges chose Sang and four other finalists based on the potential impact of their research projects on feeding, fueling or healing the world.
“It was an honor to review all of the extraordinary submissions from university researchers and emerging companies in North Carolina,” said Greg Kelly, senior vice president of operations at SoBran.
“The robust pool of contenders is a testament to the strong life sciences research community that has been fostered here in North Carolina,” Kelly added.