Toronto-area Student, 16, Uses Supercomputer to Invent New Drug Cocktail to Fight Cystic Fibrosis, Wins Top Prize in National Science Challenge
June 20, 2011 by admin
Greater Toronto Area, Greater Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg students win top national honours for high school biotechnology projects
While many 16-year-olds are content with PlayStation, Toronto-area student Marshall Zhang used the Canadian SCINET supercomputing network to invent a new drug cocktail which could one day help treat cystic fibrosis.
The Grade 11 student at Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill so impressed eight eminent scientists at the National Research Council Canada laboratories in Ottawa they awarded him first prize today in the 2011 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.
June 17, 2011 by admin
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BECâ€™s flagship program, the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge, receives one of 12 honourable mention awards
May 13, 2010 by admin
BECâ€™s flagship program, the Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge, received one of 12 honourable mention awards in the 2010 Global Best Awards for the Americas region, presented by The Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with the International Partnership Network.
“The awards celebrate outstanding partnerships that have a significant impact on the communities in which they operate,” said Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning.
The awards were announced on April 28 at the 10th International Education Business Partnership Conference in Toronto.
May 20, 2009 by admin
A group shot of all finalists standing in front of the National Research Council Canada building May 6th, 2009.
Scott Adams (center) with Mark Lievonen (left) and Tony Clement (right) at the National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge 2009 Competition
1st Prize Winner, Scott Adams, Saskatoon
Joseph McNeil (center) with Colette Rivet (left) and Tony Clement (right) at the National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge 2009 Competition
2nd Prize Winner, Joseph McNeil, Nova Scotia
Binudith Warnakulasooriya (center) with Dr. Pierre Coulombe (left) and Tony Clement (right) at the National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge 2009 Competition
3rd Prize Winner, Binudith Warnakulasooriya, Manitoba
Caitlin Martin Newnham (center) with Dr. Martin Godbout (left) and Tony Clement (right) at the National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge 2009 Competition
4th Prize Winner, Caitlin Martin Newnham, Southwestern Ontario
Melanie Gallant (center) with Manon Harvey (left) and Tony Clement (right) at the National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge 2009 Competition
5th Prize Winner, Melanie Gallant, Prince Edward Island
Kirsten Larson (center) with Catherine Conrad (left) and Tony Clement (right) at the National Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge 2009 Competition
Commercial Prize Winner, Kirsten Larson, Northern Manitoba
The first national competition among the first place winners from each regional SABC program was held at the BIO 2002 conference in Toronto in June 2002. More than $18,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the competing teams. For the past five years, the national competition was held via video-conferencing facilities from the National Research Council of Canada. Each first place regional team presented their research to a panel of judges gathered at the NRC headquarters in Ottawa.
In 2009, with support from BioTalent Canada the competition will be face-to-face where 14 regional winners will compete for the National title in Ottawa. The top 2 winners of the National SABC Competition will be able to compete in the sanofi-aventis International BioGENEius Challenge at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Annual International Convention.
May 11, 2007 by admin
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