Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years

Greater Toronto

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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Fired up Toronto teens are Canada’s next generation of scientists, SBCC Mentor Profiles, Dr. Ben Alman, Dr. Herman Yeger, Greater Toronto

March 11, 2013

Dr. Ben Alman, Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery and Senior Scientist Dr. Herman Yeger, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Fired up Toronto teens are Canada’s next generation of scientists From showing how honey can heal wounds to potential new cancer treatments, every year Greater Toronto high school students show […]

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Greater Toronto Projects 2013

February 20, 2013

1. Engineering Broad Spectrum Pathogen Resistance in a Model Dicot Plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) by Overexpressing Key LTP Genes Jeremy Gungabeesoon and Seung Joon Kim Engineering a genetically enhanced dicot plant that is resistant to a broad range of plant diseases, by overexpressing the genes that play a significant role in resistance. Enhanced disease resistance in […]

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Important information about the 2013 Greater Toronto competition

September 22, 2012

We are now accepting applications for 2012- 2013 SBCC competition. Applications must be received by Monday October 29, 2012 – No extensions will be given. Please note that due to the current labour issues in the public school board, we will accept applications from public board students with only the principal and parent signatures. Students […]

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