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Ming Yan wins oral presentation at the 2024 Congress on Gastrointestinal Function and Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum

April 12, 2024
Ming Yan CGIF presentation

Ming Yan is fourth year PhD student in the Department of Animal Sciences within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Ming is supervised by Dr. Zhongtang Yu studying rumen microbiome, specializing in bioinformatics, microbial genomics and ecology. Both of Ming's presentations centered around his work with rumen viruses– titled "Interrogating the diversity and ecological importance of viral dark matter in the rumen ecosystem." The presentation summarizes Ming's findings published at top-tier journals of Nature Communications titled "Interrogating the viral dark matter of the rumen ecosystem with a global virome database" and at Microbiome (under publication) with the title "Viruses contribute to microbial diversification in the rumen ecosystem and are associated with certain animal production traits."

Ming won the oral presentation at the 2024 Congress on Gastrointestinal Function which took place April 8-10th at the Beckman Institute for Ming Yan group photo Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ming also won second place in oral presentations at the 2024 Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum which took place March 1st.

Please join us in congratulating Ming Yan on this accomplishment!