1st Place: Iveta Demirova
Our 2016 National Grand Prize winner was Iveta Demirova of British Columbia for her project “Exploring the development of antibody-scaffolded membrane-fusion inhibitors for HIV-1 therapy”. Iveta was able to discover a new therapy to help individuals living with HIV. Her research has the potential to help HIV-positive individuals that have become resistant to current treatment options.
Our National Runner-Up was Melody Song for her project “Fabalous Markers: Preventing Fauvism by Selecting Faba Beans Mutants Using Molecular Markers.”
4th Place: Amit Scheer
Our fourth place winner was Amit Scheer for his project “A novel biomaterial matrix and dendrimer conjugate to enhance therapeutic cancer vaccination efficacy.”
Our third place winner was Dennis Drewnik for his project “Comprehensive RNA Profiling Identifies Novel Blackleg Resistance Genes in Canola.”
5th Place: Lucas Penny
Our fifth place winner and recipient of the professionalism award was Lucas Penny for his project “Salivary microRNAs as a Novel Tool for Microfluidic Detection of Breast Cancer.”