AOCS Young Scientist to Watch

In the August issue of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS), we are recognizing a recipient of the new AOCS initiative, "Young Scientists to Watch." The initiative is directed at scientists in the early stages of their career (younger than 36 years old or have earned their highest degree within the last 10 years) who are conducting transformative research in the area of fats, oils, oilseed proteins, and related materials. The recognition is given to feature scientists whose research has significantly advanced scientific understanding within their discipline or holds substantial promise for such an impact in the near future.

The “Young Scientists to Watch” recipients will be highlighted on the JAOCS Wiley Online Library as part of an online special collection. In addition, researchers with published manuscripts will be given priority to present at upcoming AOCS Annual Meetings.

The first recipient of this initiative is Dr. Nanjing Zhong of the School of Food Science, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Zhongshan, China. Dr. Zhong's research area is enzymatic modification of lipids. Read the article and be sure to congratulate Dr. Zhong.

Do you have outstanding research that you think should be considered for this recognition?

If you are a Young Scientist and would like your work featured as part of this new series, please email with an outline of your article, which will be reviewed by members of the Editorial Board. If your proposed article is considered positively by the Editorial Board you will be invited to submit your article to the JAOCS, which will then undergo the standard peer review process.

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