Need some inspiration for your next scientific breakthrough? Watch a few presentations by these former SBC participants. Tackling complex, real-world problems with University-level methodology, it’s hard to believe these whiz kids are merely in high school!



Students: Kaitlyn Stockley & Jared Trask
Year: 2012 National Competition, Atlantic Canada
Project: Shedding Light on Microalgae Biofuel Production in Cold Environments


Students: Alexander Tigert & Zelun Zhang
Year: 2012 National Competition, Greater Toronto Area
Project: Using a D2-dopamine Receptor Chimera with the Yeast Pheromone Receptor to Assay Genes Essential to Psychoactive Drug Response in Baker’s Yeast


Student: Janelle Tam
Year: 2012 National Competition, Southwestern Ontario
Project: Nanocrystalline Cellulose: A Novel, Renewable Antioxidant


Student: Ella Thomson
Year: 2012 National Competition, Manitoba
Project: Genetic Knockout in Pseudomonas putida for Increased Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production


Student: Romina Hassanzadeh
Year: 2012 National Competition, Eastern Ontario
Project: Cancer Therapy Through Inhibition of HIFIa Transcription Factor: Possible Role of Telomerase


Student: Rui Song
Year: 2012 National Competition, Saskatchewan
Project: Mendel’s Lentils: Identification and Analysis of the Zero-Tannin Gene in Lentil


Students: Andy Le & Nikola Viktorov
Year: 2012 National Competition, Alberta
Project: Detecting Enzymatic Cleavage of the JunB Protein

Students: Miranda Wang & Jeanny Yao
Year: 2012 National Competition, British Columbia
Project: Phthalate-Degrading Bacteria From the Fraser River Estuary