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ESPC 2009 - Winnipeg (Manitoba)

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Sofia - My name is Sofia Oke, and I am a grade 11 student at Centennial C. V. I Guelph. At WWSEF, my partner Noorain and I recieved Gold in Senior Biotech, Best of Category as well as an Award of Merit. Some of the many organizations I have been fortunate enough to volunteer with are Habitat for Humanity, Canadian Blood Services, St. Joeseph’s Hospital and the Canadian Red Cross. In my spare time I am a passionate member of Global Outreach, my school’s humanitarian club, and the Red Cross Youth International Action Group. I am a Prefect (student leader) as well as a co-founding member of GAP, a new genocide awareness club at my school. Another club I am very passionate about at my school is DECA. DECA is a business leadership club that I have been taking part in for the last two years, and will be attending an international competition this year in Anaheim, California. Although I love to take part in clubs, a lot of my passion comes from the sports I play. For the past 5 years I have been playing competitive soccer, and at school have been on the Badminton, Basketball, and Track & Field teams.
Noorain - “Leadership helps in unlocking people’s potential”—Noorain Shethwala Throughout my last three years at Centennial CVI I have done all that is possible to unlock my potential. Being an extremely curious child, I vied to join a lot of clubs and groups in order to expose myself to as many different experiences as I could. In order to fully gain an understanding of who I am I dabbled in many different areas. I explored the wonderful world of journalism by writing regularly for the city newspaper. I have participated in the Science Fair for two years in a row. I have also experiences different business competitions such as DECA and Skills Canada. I am also a member of a lot of humanitarian groups such as Red Cross group and International Action Group. I am an executive member of the Ministry Advisory council and regularly offer insight about my opinion on our education system. Even though I have no idea what pathway I want to follow in my future, I still firmly that all of these experiences will help me. By participating in different activities I have gained better insight into who I am and where I fit into the world.

Sofia Oke, Noorain Shethwala

Chemotherapy Drugs: Less is More
Division:Biotechnologie / Aucun
Ville:Guelph, ON
École:Centennial Collegiate & Vocational Institute
Sommaire:Our experiment examined the use of BAX tumour suppressor gene and adenovirus as chemosensitizers, to induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells, thereby reducing the dosage of chemotherapy drug given to patients. We were able to conclude that the transfection of pEGFP-BAX worked best with the BAX (-/-) genotype, and the Adenovirus was effective in the (+/-) genotype. Thus, chemotherapy side effects can be lowered.

Prix Valeur
Prix Innovation Petro-Canada décernés par les pairs - Senior
Sud de l'Ontario
Sponsor: Pétro-Canada
200,00 $
Mention honorable - Biotechnologie et les sciences pharmaceutiques
Sponsor: Sciences jeunesse Canada
100,00 $
Total300,00 $