ISHS AWARD FOR THE BEST POSTER
Olaoluwa Omoniyi Olarewaju is obtained the Bachelors degree in horticulture from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. He is currently a Doctoral Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research focuses on identifying pre-symptomatic bio-markers and non-destructive prediction of physiological rind disorders of citrus fruit with a view to identifying innovative techniques of managing postharvest losses in the fresh fruit industry. His poster ‘ Calibration modelling for non-destructive estimation of external and internal quality parameters of `Marsh´ grapefruit using Vis/NIR spectroscopy’ won the ISHS Award for the best poster.
ISHS AWARD FOR BEST ORAL PRESENTATION
Machel A. Emanuel is a PhD. candidate in the department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica. He received a BSc. in Zoology and Botany, MSc. in Plant Production and Protection from the University of the West Indies. His area of research is on the postharvest physiology and biochemistry of tropical fruits. His presentation ‘Apio Inc. BreatheWay Modified-atmosphere technology of ackee (Blighia sapida) arils: effect of temperature on package O2 and CO2 during storage’ won the ISHS Student award for the best oral presentation.