2014 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel

Sponsored by Bayer CropScience

The following students were selected by the Education Award committee to receive travel awards to attend and present their research in the form of a poster at the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry in San Francisco, California.

  • Vurtice Albright. Biological validation of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for detection of Cry proteins in the environment. Iowa State University.
  • Eugene Camerino. Fluorinated methylketone prodrugs: Potential new insecticides against An. gambiae. Virginia Tech.
  • Justine Cruz. High and sensitive monitoring of fipronil and its metabolites in the Garonne River (France). Université deBordeaux, Talence cedex, France.
  • Edisson Duarte-Restrepo. Insect antifeedant properties of the essential oil from colombian Croton trinitatis Millsp against Spodoptera littoralis, Myzus persicae, and Rhopalosiphum padi. University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Paul Edwards. Fate and transport of agriculturally-applied fungicidal compounds, azoxystrobin and propiconazole. Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
  • José Gerardo Espinoza Véliz. Effect of adjuvant in a mixture with two growth regulators on the flowering inhibition and sucrose accumulation on sugarcane in Guatemala. Sao Paulo State University, Brazil.
  • Zsuzsa Farkas. Estimation of uncertainty of sampling for determination of pesticide residues in plant commodities. Directorate for Food Safety Risk Assessment, Hungary, Budapest.
  • Qiuguo Rachel Fu. Plant uptake and soil degradation of PPCPs. University of California, Riverside.
  • Kyle Gellatly. Determination of DDT resistance mechanisms and their synergism in Drosophila melanogaster using RNAi approaches. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Darci Giacomini. Glyphosate resistance in Amaranthus palmeri involves multiple mechanisms. Colorado State University, BSPM, Fort Collins.
  • Miguel Angel Gonzáles Curbelo. Ammonium formate buffer in QuEChERS for high throughput analysis of pesticides in food by fast, low-pressure GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS. University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Aaron Gross. A tyramine receptor from the southern cattle tick: A potential target for plant terpenoids. Iowa State University.
  • Kate Hall. Effect of biochar on the fate and behavior of allelochemicals in soil. University of Minnesota, St. Paul.
  • Nnemeka Ihegwuagu. Facile fabrication of starch-silver nanoparticles: Characterization, its anti-mold activity, and in-situ insecticidal encapsulation. U. of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.
  • Abd Elaziz Suleiman Ahmed Ishag. Biodegradation of malathion by three types of bacteria isolated from pesticides polluted soils in the Sudan. University of Khartoum.
  • Ji Yoon Kim. Assessment on absorption and translocation of endosulfan (total) from soil to ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer). Kangwong National University, Republic of Korea.
  • Seiya Kitamura. Structural requirement and stereospecificity of tetrahydroquinolines as potent ecdysone agonists. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Genyan Liu. 4-Aryl-5-(4-piperidyl)-3-isothiazolols act as novel competitive antagonists for insect GABA receptors. Shimane University, Shimane, Japan.
  • Yi Chen Lu. Effect of glucosyltransferases on degradation and detoxification of isoproturon residues in wheat in the presence of salicylic acid. Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
  • Eucarlos Martins. Synthesis and characterization of microparticles of ethyl cellulose intended for the encapsulation of the fungicide tebuconazole. Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, Brazil.
  • Mathieu Massinon. Analysis of spray retention on a 3D blackgrass plant model as a function of spray nozzle and formulation using a process-driven approach. University of Liege – Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Gembloux, Belgium.
  • Shan Shan Miao. Preparation of Dufulin imprinted polymer on surface of silica gel and its application as solid–phase extraction sorbent. Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
  • Nicolás Michlig. Glyphosate losses by runoff and its relationship with phosphorus fertilization. National University of Littoral, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman. Synthesis of iminopyridazines and their potencies as competitive antagonists in insect GABA receptors. Shimane University, Shimane, Japan.
  • Yuri Nakatani. Modulation by chloride-channel-targeting pesticides of proton-sensitive chloride channels expressed in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Kinki University, Kinki, Japan.
  • Silvina Niell. QuEChERS-LC-MS/MS and GCxGC-TOF adaptability for the analysis of beehive products seeking the development of agroecosystems sustainability monitor. Universidad de la República, Centro Universitario Paysandú, Uruguay.
  • Lili Niu. Hexachlorocyclohexanes in rural tree bark across China: Distribution and enantiomeric signatures. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Katia Noguera-Oviedo. Chemical and biological assessment of the change in endocrine disrupting chemicals through a pasteurization-digestion treatment of dairy manure. University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA.
  • Sofiene Ouled Taleb Salah. Assessment of drift potential of sprays produced from forward tilted shielded rotary atomizer compared to hydraulic nozzles. University of Liège, Gembloux, Belgium.
  • Nena Pavlidi. Molecular and functional characterization of glutathione transferase- based acaricide resistance in Tetranychus urticae. University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.
  • Anderson Pereira. Poly-ε–caprolactone nanoparticles containing atrazine: From the preparation to evaluation of the herbicide activity and genotoxic effects. State University of Campinas, Brazil.
  • Ngoc Pham. Evidence for P-glycoprotein modulation of tacrinebased
    mosquitocide toxicity. Virginia Tech.
  • M. Isabel Pinto. Degradation of tetracyclines by gamma irradiation advanced oxidation processes (AOPs): Influence of the different radical species and the absorbed dose. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal.
  • Cedric Reid. Correlating aflatoxin accumulation and fungal biomass in Aspergillus flavus inoculated maize. Mississippi State University.
  • Jaben Richards. Distribution of pesticides associated with dust particles in urban environments. University of California, Riverside.
  • Adrian Romero-Flores. Improving continuous monitoring of VOC emissions from alternative fertilizers. University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Erica Souza Silva. Optimization of SPME coating for food analysis: applications for high throughput determination of pesticides. University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
  • Katherine Strain. Evaluating the fate of Cry1Ab from Bacillus thuringiensis corn in an aquatic microcosm. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
  • Mengling Tang. Assessing the Chinese mother-infant health risk from exposure to chiral organochlorine pesticides in breast milk. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Ting Tang. Transport and losses of glyphosate and AMPA via a residential storm drainage system. Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • Jordan Thorngren. Relating herbicide fate and transport to laboratory toxicity data. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
  • Polina Volynchuk. High content screening to discover new potential plant herbicides. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia.
  • Joshua Wallace. Assessment of three dairy waste management practices in the removal of common veterinary antibiotics. University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
  • Da-Wei Wang. Design and synthesis of novel quinazoline-2,4- dione derivatives as potent 4-HPPD inhibitors. Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, P.R. China.
  • Ruobing Wang. Effect of interaction in polymer-surfactant systems on spray drift. The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.
  • Jennifer Williams. Herbicide-induced effects of oxidative stress on honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Virginia Tech.
  • Li Xiong. Design and synthesis of benzo[d]oxazol-5-yl)-1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamides as complex II inhibitors. Central China Normal University, Wuhan, P. R. China.
  • Renbo Xu. Seven-membered aza-bridged neonicotinoids constructed by succinaldehyde aniline hydrochlorides. East China U of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.
  • Qi Yao. Utilizing Vegetative environmental buffers to mitigate ammonia and particulate matter emissions from poultry houses. University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Jing Zhang. Enantioselective separation and plant growth of triazole. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Sha Zhou. Asymmetric synthesis of new geometric scaffolds for dicarboxamides as potential ryanodine receptor inhibitors. Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China.