DSM Nutritional Products Continues Commitment to Science and Research

In keeping with its ongoing commitment and investment in science, DSM is proud to sponsor Young Minority Investigators Travel and Oral Competition at Experimental Biology 2013 being held in Boston, MA from April 19-23. The American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the premier professional organization for nearly 4,000 nutrition scientists and practitioners, and constituent society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) annually offers Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Awards to underrepresented scholars, postdoctoral fellows and students to help recruit and develop them in the field of nutrition. The MARC awards help these underrepresented minorities participate in scientific and networking opportunities at the ASN annual meeting at Experimental Biology.

For the third year, DSM Nutritional Products is the proud sponsor of the American Society for Nutrition Minority Affairs Committee. This year, 18 young scholars were selected for ASN MARC Travel Awards. After review by a scientific jury, finalists were chosen to give oral presentations at the ASN Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition on Saturday, April 20. Sunday night, Dr. Teresa Davis, ASN President, introduced the 18 MARC Scholars at the ASN Awards Reception. One, Christine Hutchson from Iowa State University was awarded the 2013 Grand Prize for Young Minority Investigators supported by DSM Nutritional Products.

“Since the 1930s, we have been committed to the science and people that create it. We are pleased to be engaged in Experimental Biology as part of our ongoing commitment to brighter lives” says Jim Hamilton, President, DSM Nutritional Products, USA,

Dr. Michael McBurney, Head of Scientific Affairs, DSM Nutritional Products, added, “Although the world population will soon exceed  7 billion, all of whom require essential nutrients and sustainable food sources, people are still our greatest resource. DSM Nutritional Products is proud to partner with the American Society for Nutrition to help young scholars access the richness of Experimental Biology. These winners will be our science leaders tomorrow.”

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DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The business has sales of over $2.5 billion US and a long tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments.

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Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around $10 billion US. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.