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2020-01-21

Congratulations to Three Young Scientists from Bangladesh to an Invitation to the Global Food Summit in Munich

Three young researchers from Bangladesh, Fabliha Bashashat Rodosy, Rahagir Salekeen and Ramisa Nowshin, will present their work alongside scientists and start-ups from several other countries at the Global Food Summit in Munich from 24 to 26 March 2020 as part of the "Call for Abstracts". Fabliha Bashashat Rodosy, Rahagir Salekeen and Ramisa Nowshin are the winners of a nationwide competition initiated by Dr. S M Abdul-Awal, Professor of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering at the University of Khulna, Bangladesh. Students from various universities had submitted more than 60 abstracts; the twelve best students were invited to a grand final on 21 January 2020 in Khulna. The three winners of the competition are now allowed to travel to Germany in March and present themselves at the Global Food Summit. "The competition was an excellent opportunity for young researchers to show curiosity, creative learning and entrepreneurship and to be supported for this", says Dr. S M Abdul-Awal. "The three winners will contribute to reducing poverty in our country and to ensuring ecologically sustainable food security".

Fabliha Bashashat Rodosy

Has found out in the recycling of food waste that not only valuable nutrients are gained, but at the same time, the energy required for the treatment can be generated by the processes used, i.e. in a closed cycle. 

Rahagir Salekeen

Has developed an algorithm that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to determine the harvest prospects in agriculture. In this way, recommendations for the cultivation of suitable products can be given to farmers, while at the same time, authorities and investors can assess the market situation and security of supply.

Ramisa Nowshin

Has developed a process that stimulates the excretion of shrimp in aquacultures to produce microbes, which in turn serve as food for the shrimp. In this way, the costs of seafood production, which is particularly important for Bangladesh, can be significantly reduced.

Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head and Founder of the Global Food Summit, is impressed by the scientific achievements of the young researchers from Bangladesh: "We are very pleased that we, as the Global Food Summit, can contribute to enabling young scientists to exchange ideas with international colleagues and organizations. The contributions of our participants from Bangladesh will stimulate and deepen the discussions at the Global Food Summit".

With the abstracts on the topics "Circular Food" and "AI in food production" the Global Food Summit wants to show ways to a sustainable circular economy in the production and distribution of food. The selected posters will be exhibited throughout the conference at the Munich Residence and will also be published on the Global Food Summit website.

Details on the Call for Abstracts at

https://www.globalfoodsummit.com/abstracts.php?lang=en