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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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The author of the project, Maggie Wang attends the International Baccalaureate program at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. Her favourite subjects are biology and history. Outside of school, she enjoys skiing, lifeguarding and hanging out with friends. Maggie Wang was inspired to do the project after reading an article on the Magnolia family. She has always been curious about the potential of using natural extracts to counter cancer growth. With the help of her mentor, Michael Hughes, she learned more than she could possibly imagine about the process behind doing medical research. Maggie plans on continuing her research through the summer and hopes to test the compounds in vivo.

Maggie Wang

Magnolia: Effects on Breast Cancer Cells
Region:Greater Vancouver
City:Vancouver, BC
School:Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
Abstract:Two extracts from the Magnolia family, Magnolol and Honokiol, were tested with breast cancer cell lines, MDA-231, and MCF-7 to determine whether the compounds inhibit cell viability and discover the optimum drug concentration.

Awards Value
University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award
Sponsor: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Science
$10 000.00
Excellence Award - Senior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$12 300.00