2019 DELAWARE BIOGENEIUS CHALLENGE

Congratulations to our 2019 BioGENEius Winner!   One winner was selected to represent Delaware at the June 3-6 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Photo Credit: Kathy Atkinson

Delaware BioGENEius Challenge Finalists:

Noor Boukari, Caesar Rodney High School “Bee Colony Collapse Mystery: Can Analysis of Data of Chemical Use in Crop Production Provide Insights?”

Srish Chenna, Charter School of Wilmington, “Efficacy of Mass Spectrometry versus 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with Respect to Denaturant Dependent Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange in Protein Studies”

Dennis Chu, Charter School of Wilmington, “Determining the Advantages of Oncolytic Viruses Combined with Cytokines by Creating an Interleukin-2 Recombinant MVA virus”

Molly Dopler, Sussex Technical High School, “Detergent Degradation”

Raghav Garg, Charter School of Wilmington, “The Development of a General Toxicity Model Based on Nanoparticle Structure”

Ryan McCann, Charter School of Wilmington, “Power Output Difference Dependent on Water Source in Microbial Fuel Cells”

Sophia Shah, Charter School of Wilmington, “Anatomical Recruitment of Spinal V0c Interneurons into Phrenic Motor Circuitry after High Cervical Spinal Cord Injury”

Aman Singh, Charter School of Wilmington, “Effect of Synbiotics Treatment on nNOS Neurons in Mice with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)”

Neel Sortur, Charter School of Wilmington, “Comparing Mortality in Adverse Events Between Cardiac Stents”

Udeerna Tippabhatla, Charter School of Wilmington, “Neuroprotective Effects of Linoleic Acid in an In Vitro MPP+ Model of Parkinson’s Disease”

Delaware BioGENEius Challenge Winner:

Udeerna Tippabhatla, Charter School of Wilmington, “Neuroprotective Effects of Linoleic Acid in an In Vitro MPP+ Model of Parkinson’s Disease”

Excellence in Biotech Research Awards:

Excellence in Medical Biotech Research:  Dennis Chu, Charter School of Wilmington,  “Determining the Advantages of Oncolytic Viruses Combined with Cytokines by Creating an Interleukin-2 Recombinant MVA virus”

Excellence in Industrial/Environmental Biotech Research:  Molly Dopler, Sussex Technical High School, “Detergent Degradation”

Excellence in Agricultural Biotech Reseach:  Noor Boukari, Caesar Rodney High School, “Bee Colony Collapse Mystery: Can Analysis of Data of Chemical Use in Crop Production Provide Insights?”

Teacher Recognition Awardees:

Gregory Darone, Charter School of Wilmington

Michele Thomas, Sussex Technical High School