Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC), Celebrating 20 years

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario’s Top Biotech Teens recognized by Regional 2014 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC) Awards

April 30, 2014

Ottawa, ON – April 29, 2014 – 7 students squared off in this year’s Regional 2014 “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC),” each of them presenting their biotechnology research and life-changing discoveries. Projects ranged from HIV to cancer to stem cell research. Each of the projects highly impressed the judges from the University of Ottawa, Carleton […]

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Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Alumni: Interview with Adamo Young

January 28, 2014

Adamo Young is an Ottawa high school student who participated in the SBCC for the first time last year. His project, “Emerging Fusarium Chemotypes: Threats to Crop Production,” won first place at the regional competition, and he is looking forward to participating in the SBCC again this year. Among his success at the SBCC, Adamo […]

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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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Taming a toxic fungus that ruins grain worldwide

April 5, 2013

Eastern Ontario, Adamo Young, 16, Grade 11, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa Adamo Young admits he was the “bug guy” at school. “When I was young, I really liked nature and living things: catching tadpoles and bugs. I joined a nature club and that helped me to broaden my interest. And in Grade 7, I started […]

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La lutte contre les maladies qui font perdre des récoltes mérite à un scientifique de 11e année d’Ottawa une participation aux finales nationales du Défi BioGENEius Sanofi Canada

April 1, 2013

Le concours national de recherches en biotechnologie encourage les jeunes Canadiens et Canadiennes à poursuivre des études et des carrières dans l’industrie canadienne de la biotechnologie évaluée à 87 milliards $. Ottawa, ON, le 28 mars 2013 – La recherche innovante d’un étudiant âgé de 17 ans de l’ottawa a remporté à l’est l’Ontario le […]

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Combatting Diseases Which Cause Wheat Crop Losses Wins Grade 11 Ottawa Scientist Entry to National Finals of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada

April 1, 2013

National biotechnology research competition encourages Canadian youth to pursue studies and careers in Canada’s $87 billion biotechnology industryOttawa, ON, March 28, 2013 – Innovative research by a16-year-old Ottawa student whose research against diseases which attack Canada’s food crops, has earned top prize in the Eastern Ontario 20th annual “Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada” (SBCC); a biotechnology […]

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Fast track to medical careers, SBCC Alumni Profiles, James MacLeod, Maria Merziotis, Eastern Ontario

March 16, 2013

Fast track to medical careers Ottawa’s Maria Merziotis, first prize winner in the national 2008 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge, found her prize included an academic fast track.

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Ottawa’s outstanding ‘Dr. Den Mother’, SBCC Mentor Profiles, Dr Mercedes Kuroski de Bold, Eastern Ontario

March 9, 2013

Ottawa’s outstanding ‘Dr. Den Mother’ For the last 20 years Dr Mercedes Kuroski de Bold has brought high school students out of the cold and into her lab at Ottawa’s Heart Institute. They might start out washing the lab’s glassware but often end up doing remarkable science.

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Eastern Ontario, Student puzzles out new insight into the workings of a cancer-fighting drug

April 30, 2012

Explaining her choice of a research topic for her Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge entry, 17-year-old Ottawa-area student Romina Hassanzadeh says cancer recently touched her personally when her mom’s aunt died of breast cancer. She resolved to help fight the disease. The Grade 12 researcher from Kanata’s All Saints Catholic High School puzzled together several pieces of […]

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2011 Eastern Ontario: What fights bad, antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Good bacteria in fermented milk from Zambia

May 4, 2011

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a major issue in hospitals and in the treatment of long-term illnesses like cystic fibrosis (CF). One such bug, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is the primary cause of chronic lung infection and death in CF patients. Today, these infections are literally bombarded with up to 400 different antibiotic soups of varying composition in […]

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