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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Uliana Kovaltchouk
Uliana Kovaltchouk was involved with the SBCC from 2008-2010, through grades 10, 11, and 12. In 2009, she submitted her project, “Molecular Insights on DNA Uptake and Transit Pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” a continuation of a project that she started in 2007.
Uliana describes her project: “Problems of DNA uptake are important in the emerging field of gene therapy. In order to understand this system, I used Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) as a model. Different strains with organellar specific fluorescent fusion proteins were transformed with DNA labelled with a fluorescent probe, and followed throughout the cell. I also investigated certain factors concerned with the method of chemically inducing a cell to take up foreign DNA to optimize the rate a cell does so. [...]”
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Celebrating its 20 anniversary in 2013, the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) is a national, biotechnology-focused science competition that exposes high school and CEGEP students to career possibilities and reveals the breadth of endeavour that makes up the bio-economy.
Breaking Ground, Growing Talent
The Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) gives high school and CEGEP students from across Canada the chance to pour their creativity, curiosity and scientific skills into cutting-edge research projects that tackle some of the day’s toughest challenges—from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease to crops and the environment.
Welcome to the bio-economy
Students gain exposure to the exciting field of biotechnology—and the opportunities a career in the bio-economy might hold for them. The SBCC helps build Canada’s biotechnology capacity by offering the next generation of scientists the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of what it takes to succeed in the bio-economy.
Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada celebrates 20 years of advancing science. 74% of SBCC participants pursued science careers thanks to national biotechnology research competition.
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