iBIO IndEx: Meet the 33 Illinois BioGENEius High School Competition Finalists

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Coordinated  by the iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center as part of the 2016 iBIO IndEx. The Illinois BioGENEius Challenge is the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. The BioGENEius Challenge program promotes excellence and enables students to develop original and personalized independent research projects and compete against thousands of other distinguished students.

Winners of the Illinois BioGENEius Challenge will compete at the International BioGENEius Challenges, joining some of the brightest young minds in the nation at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) International Convention on June 6-9, in San Francisco, California!

The Illinois BioGENEius Challenge will be on April 20th at 10am. Visit http://index.ibio.org for more information about the iBIO IndEx.

Vadini Agrawal Factors Affecting the Transformation of 76R Variety Rio-Grande Tomatoes to Induce Expression of HopZ3 Effector Protein Illinois Math and Science Academy
Ayman Ali The Use of Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Solutions to Filter Seawater Niles West High School
Kavya Anjur Pharmacological Effects of Clozapine on GABAergic Systems and Related Secondary Structural Changes in 5-HT2CR, of Significance to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia Metea Valley High School
Iqra Ansari Improving Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Through the Incorporation of Anthocyanin Pigment and Organic Dye Niles West High School
Adrian Bebenek Development of an Antibody-Targeted PET Probe for Early Diagnostic Imaing of Alzheimer’s Disease Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Jilly Cronin Effects of Salinity and Temperature on Adsorption of Zinc by E. gracilis Oak Park and River Forest High School
Nakisa Dashti The Effects of Antioxidants in Pomegranate Peel Extract on the Regeneration Rate of Sea Stars (Luidia clathrata) Oak Park and River Forest High School
Anna Eddelbuettel The Effects of Herbicides on Emrbyonic Neural Tube Development Oak Park and River Forest High School
Catherine Heyboer Producing Oxygen and Methane Through Artificial Photosynthesis Using Various Sulfur-Based Catalysts Oak Park and River Forest High School
Meghana Kamineni A Low Cost EEG System with Biofeedback Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shreya Karpoor The Effect of Genetic Mutation on the CFTR Gene Adlai E. Stevenson Hogh School
Krishi Korrapati Role of Pseudogenes in Cancer Stem Cell Creation Via High Nitric Oxide (HNO) Adaptation Illinois Math and Science Academy
Maria Krunic The Inhibition of Biofilm Growth in Staphylococcus aureus in Density Dependent Conditions Using Salvia officinalis and Castanea sativa Extract in Mechanical Ventilator Tubing Oak Park & River Forest High School
Wasan Kumar Targeted Paired Agent Imaging for In Vivo Identification of Tumor Cells Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
John Lawrence Kwan Development of a Novel Substance Composed of Antioxidants and Cycloastragenol to Augment Telomeric DNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Oak Park and River Forest
Atreya Mishra Bioengineering a Novel Hand Sanitizer Compounded with Reichardt’s Dye for Detection of Staphylococcus epidermidis OPRFHS
Andrew Murtha The Correlation Between Varying Levels of Environmental Stimuli to Physical Competence in Mus musculus Oak Park and River Forest High School
Uzochi Nwoko TiO2 Catalytic Conversion of CO2 and H2O to Methanol-Based Fuel Oak Park and River Forest High School
Izabela Pop The observation of Tenebrio Molitor in Polyethene Environments NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Syeda Quadri Determining the Effect of Polyphenols on the Lipid Accumulation of Early Stage Atherogenesis in Zebrafish Arteries Niles West High School
Devyesh Satpathy Using CAM Plants for Biofuel Production Naperville Central High School
Sana Shariff Silver Nanoparticles as a Means of Preventing Bacterial Contamination Niles West High School
Priya Sharma Analyzing the Function of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Parkinson’s disease Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Deepshika Sudhakar The Effect of Microfluidic Device Geometry on Oxygen Stabilization Illinois Math and Science Academy
Sharadram Sundaresan A Novel Usage of a Weak Anion Polymeric Resin (IRA-67) to Eliminate Incidence of Lactic Acidosis in Type 2 Diabetic Patients Oak Park and River Forest High School
Joshua Super The Feasibility of a Low-Cost Tympanometric Device to Acoustically Measure ?Middle Ear Pressure Oak Park and River Forest High School
Nitya Talasila The Protein Expression of CAV-1, COL1A2, and THBS2 Proteins in the CaCo2 Cell Line Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Edward Thai Investigating Different Structures of Zeolites and Metal-Organic Framework in the Removal of Heavy Metals From Water. Niles West
Ainsley Tran Effects of Fe(II) and Fe(III) on the Neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans Oak Park and River Forest High School
Chena Underhill The Effect of Adjuvant Herbicidal Ingredients on Bacterial Degradation of the Herbicide Glyphosate Oak Park and River Forest High School
Olivia Whittaker Analysis of Surfactant Protein-B Using Structural Bioinformatics as a Basis for Bioengineering a Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Measure for Congenital Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Oak Park and River Forest High School
Amy Xie Correlating Biomarkers with Muscular Properties in Stroke Patients Illinois Math and Science Academy
Dana Yim The Effect of Organic Food on D. melanogaster Niles West High School

 

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