Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years

Greater Toronto

Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Isabelle Labeca-Gordon

May 29, 2014

Isabelle Labeca-Gordon competed in the SBCC in 2013, during her grade 12 year of high school. She was mentored by Dr. Tony Mazzulli at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. In our interview, Isabelle highlights how the SBCC gave her a unique opportunity to pursue research in a university lab under the guidance of a mentor, […]

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At the GTA Awards Evening: Guest Blog by Adrian Chan, 2010 SBCC Alumnus

May 13, 2014

On April 30, 2014, high school students across the GTA gathered to attend the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada awards ceremony held in the George Vari Engineering Building at Ryerson University. It was a great opportunity for students to showcase their poster projects to family, friends, judges, and other distinguished guests. As a SBCC alumnus (’10), […]

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The GTA’s Top Biotech Teens are recognized by Regional 2014 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) Awards

May 1, 2014

Toronto, Ontario – May 1, 2014 – 44 students in 24 groups squared off in this year’s Regional 2014 “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC),” each group presenting their biotechnology research and life-changing discoveries. Projects ranged from Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s, Crohne’s Disease, Renal Cell Injury and Cancer to plastic-degrading bacteria, photoactive carbon-fixing bacteria, organic waste-fueled microbial […]

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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Ted Paranjothy

March 21, 2014

I had the opportunity to interview Ted Paranjothy, a multi-year SBCC alumnus, and a “triple crown winner” – winning the regional, national, and international competitions – of the SBCC in 2007. His winning project studied an innovative cancer treatment that he continued to work on and commercialize beyond the SBCC. Ted tells us more about […]

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Sanofi BioGENEius Canada Challenge Alumni: Interview with Krishna Modi

January 22, 2014

We are pleased to share another interview with a SBCC alumna, Krishna Modi, whose project with her three other partners won 5th place in the 2010 GTA regional competition when she was in grade 12. Krishna and her project partners were the first SBCC participants from their high school. Mentored by Dr. Yeger and Dr. […]

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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Anton Dobrin

January 15, 2014

Anton Dobrin is a multi-year SBCC alumnus, whose project, “Studying the Effects of the pH level on Protein Activity, Inhibition and Structure,” won fifth place prize at the GTA SBCC regional competition in 2008. In this interview, Anton shares what the SBCC experience was like for him and how it has helped him beyond high […]

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Lastest News about SBCC

July 3, 2013

Dear Friends, Partners and Supporters: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bioscience Education Canada (BEC), I am writing to advise you that BEC has decided not to continue as the national program manager for the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC). As you may know, the future of the SBCC program has been somewhat […]

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A potential new therapy to reduce the severity of diabetes

April 5, 2013

Toronto, Lauren Chan, 17, Grade 12, University of Toronto Schools Worldwide, almost 350 million people — one in 20 — are afflicted with diabetes, a kidney-related disease that requires artificial insulin injections to control dangerous blood sugar levels.

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Research on using stem cells in targeting the early stages of diabetes takes top award at the 2013 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada in Toronto

March 29, 2013

Toronto, ON, March 28, 2013 – Innovative research by Lauren Chan of Toronto has earned the top prize in the Greater Toronto Area competition of the “2013 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)”, a biotechnology research competition that encourages students to pursue future studies and careers in the exciting field of biotechnology. Now in its 20th […]

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Grade 11 project on Cystic Fibrosis opened US Ivy League doors, SBCC Alumni Profiles, Marshall Zhang, Robert Merson, Greater Toronto

March 14, 2013

Grade 11 project on Cystic Fibrosis opened US Ivy League doors

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