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CWSF 2006 - Saguenay, Québec

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Cody ONeil, Derek Ling

BLASTing Influenza Viruses
Region:Central Okanagan
City:Kelowna, BC
School:Dr. Knox Middle School
Abstract:The effectiveness of a flu vaccine can be evaluated by comparing the similarities of DNA sequences of the viruses used in the vaccine with the most commonly discovered flu viruses during the year. The program, BLAST, allows us to get the information that we need to achieve that.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 500.00
Silver Medal - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sponsor: Rx&D Health Research Foundation
Total$2 200.00