Three Iowa State University students, including a genetics, development and cell biology graduate student, are competing as a semifinalist team in the 2018 Food Solutions Challenge in Oakland, Calif., at the 2018 Net Impact Accelerator through April 7.
Competing on the ISU team in the three-day event are GDCB Ph.D. student Emmanuel Nsamba, Mike Sserunjogi (agricultural and biosystems engineering) and Samuel Kiprotich (food science and human nutrition). Nsamba's major is genetics and genomics.
In reference to the project, Nsamba said, "We were tasked to come up with a food solution that can eliminate food loss, which is the main contributor of hunger in developing countries. He approached me because I [study] genetics. He thought that I could tackle the challenge using a genetics perspective."
For more information, see "Students to present potential solution to food waste at competition."