Nick French Prize

Nick French Prize
The Nick French Prize will be awarded for the best presentation by a young scientist. The prize of £500 will be attributed to one student or young scientists under 32 years interested in issues related to egg formation and egg handling, bird incubation including physiology and physical aspects of natural as well as commercial incubation.
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Nick French Prizeof 2023
The prize of the 2023 IFRG Meeting in Wrocław, Poland went to Lotte Hebbink from Royal Pas Reform Academy, the Netherlands, for her presentation on “Exploring the impact of external egg characteristics on hatchability”

Nick French Prize of 2022
The prize of 2022 IFRG Meeting in Leiden, the Netherlands went to Matthias Corion, PhD student in the Department of Biosystems at the University of Leuven in Belgium (KU Leuven) in Belgium, who presented his findings on “Determining the fertility and the sex of chicken hatching eggs using a new volatile organic compound extraction approach” with a goal of accurate sex identification in ovo. This is a second-in-a-Row Nick French Award for Matthias Corion and we are proud and impressed with the depth of his research and its potential to greatly benefit the industry!

Nick French Prize of 2021
The prize of 2021 Virtual IFRG Meeting went to Matthias Corion, PhD student at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium, who presented his findings on “Profiling the emission of volatile organic compounds from chicken hatching eggs in the first half of incubation”

Nick French Prize of 2019
The prize went to Naama Reicher, a student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, who offered her findings on “Intestinal brush border maturation during the peri-hatch period: the effects of in-ovo feeding of L-Glutamine”

About Nick French
Nick did his PhD with Ron Board, who was a founder member of the IRG, which became known as IFRG. Nick was involved from the second meeting and heavily involved with the organization over the years. He was president of IFRG from 2009 to 2012.


Nick French



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