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CWSF 2010 - Peterborough, Ontario

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Danielle - Danielle Xu was born in China but immigrated to Canada at a young age and has previously lived in Montreal and Regina. She has attended various programs in the course of her schooling including the Montessori program, the District Incentive Program and currently the International Baccalaureate program at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary. Danielle does a variety of volunteer work and also is active in school clubs. She enjoys reading and can often be found bumping into walls with her nose in a book. However, Danielle also enjoys activities such as snowboarding, windsurfing and jogging. In the future she hopes to enter a post-secondary medical program and once her parents allow her, hopes to do humanitarian work abroad.
Michael - Michael is an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. He is especially interested in all sciences but in particular, chemistry and biology. Michael plans to pursue further education in the sciences in university. In school, Michael helps run a school newspaper with two other students and is also part of Churchill's dissection club and science club. Michael also helps teach students at David Lloyd George Elementary school how to read more proficiently.

Danielle Xu, Michael Shao

Cytotoxicity of Dandelion Extracts on Melanoma Cells
Division:Earth & Environmental Sciences
Region:Greater Vancouver
City:Richmond, BC, Vancouver, BC
School:Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
Abstract:Dandelion has been used extensively in Aboriginal and TCM medication and this project sought to determine whether it had any inhibitory effects on melanoma. Three cell lines (two cancer, one control) were treated with three dandelion samples. The results supported the inhibitory action of one species (T. Mongolicum) and through further experiments with the chemical constituents we hope to discover a novel cancer inhibiting phytochemical.

Awards Value
Statistical Society of Canada Award
Sponsor: Statistical Society of Canada
$1 000.00
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 000.00
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000.00
Bronze Medal - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Total$3 300.00