Young Scientist 2016

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The overall winner of the 52nd BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been announced as Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

 

The overall winner of the 52nd BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been announced as Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, for their project entitled "An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans" which was entered  the intermediate section of the biological and ecological sciences category.


Picture courtesy RTÉ.

Judge Prof Grace McCormack said the students provided "new evidence that there may be an unexpected detrimental change in behaviour and lifespan of three essential worms. The work is important for the environment and the food industry and will undoubtedly lead to further research in this important area."

Both Maria and Diana were presented with a cheque for €5,000. They will also represent Ireland at the 28th European Union Young Scientist competition in Brussels.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said that the event provides students with the opportunity to showcase talent and potential.

The group runner-up were Gabriel Barat and Adrian Wolniak for their project entitled "A Mathematical Model of Coffee Rust", entered in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences category.

The individual runner-up was Renuka Chintapalli for her project entitled "Developing a predictive tool for identifying FLNc-associated biomarkers of oesophageal cancer metastasis", entered in the Biological and Ecological category.

The overall runner-up was Shane Curran for his project entitled "Velodrome: The Automated Logistics Fulfilment Platform", entered in the Technology section.

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