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An Insider’s View of the BioGENEius Challenge

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By Erica Hiar, Environics A big highlight every year for many attendees at BIO International Convention is the announcement of the winner of the International BioGENEius Challenge, a competition for high school students who demonstrate an exemplary understanding of biotechnology through science research projects. But for me, the true excitement was the ride getting there. Four hundred thirty-five students applied for the U.S. International BioGENEius challenge and hundreds more applied to the Canadian and Western Read More >

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BioGENEius Award Alumni Update: Tejal U. Naik

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By Tejal U. Naik, Participant, International BioGENEius Challenge BioGENEius is the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. For me, this was the first time I was truly submersed into a real scientific field. This is ironic considering I was born to parents who are research scientists in the cardiovascular field. I was always surrounded by science and research, but it was not until I participated in the BioGENEius competition Read More >

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BioGENEius Award Alumni Update: Jennifer Chen

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By Jennifer Chen, Participant, 2011 U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge I am very fortunate to have participated in the U.S. National BioGENEius Challenge. In addition to presenting my research to professionals involved in all aspects of biotechnology, I had the incredible opportunity of understanding the work of my peers, who are similarly enthusiastic about the diverse ways in which science can affect society. Furthermore, the BioGENEius program generously gave me the opportunity to attend the BIO Read More >

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The BioGENEius Challenge: Prarthana Dalal

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By Prarthana Dalal, 2011 International BioGENEius Challenge 1st Place Winner Project Title: Modeling of human non-deletional hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH) conditions in β-globin locus transgenic mouse models: The -175 (T to C) and -195 (C to G) A-gamma globin gene point mutations Project Description: My project was focused on hemoglobingenetics and how sequence changes can effect fetal hemoglobin production in mouse models, which can be used to understand treatment mechanisms for sickle cell Read More >

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The BioGENEius Challenge: Priyen Patel

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By Priyen Patel, 2011 U.S. National BioGENEius Media Award Winner Project Title: Over-the-Counter and In Your Water? The Most Effective Filtration of Pharmaceuticals Project Description: Research shows minute concentrations of drugs in 51 million Americans’ water, leading to tumors and reproductive problems in fish and slowing the growth of kidney cells in humans. I focused on filtering ibuprofen and acetaminophen and my results are: the water distiller (100% effective), the activated carbon filter and ion Read More >

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