Biotechnology Education in Canada

April 16, 2012 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

The 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Competition asks youth ‘how will you change the world’ – Toronto’s Top Biotech Whiz Kids AnswerRegional 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Competition takes place in Toronto April 18th. The national research competition inspires Canadian youth to pursue future studies and careers in Canada’s $86 billion biotechnology industry

In its 19th year, the “2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada (SBCC)” is coordinated by Bioscience Education Canada and is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Sanofi Canada, the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Genome Canada, and the Government of Canada’s Youth Awareness Program.

This year, 26 projects compete for the top spot in Toronto and students look at how to boost the immune system of bees, how to use nanotechnology for more sensitive imaging of lung cancers and how to silence the expression of a mutated gene.

The winner of this competition, along with winners from the other eight regional competitions, will enter the national competition, held at the headquarters of the National Research Council in Ottawa on May 7, 2012. Regional competitions have already been held in Montreal (March 30), Winnipeg, MB (April 11), Vancouver, BC (April 16), and will take place in Edmonton, AB (April 18), Saskatoon, SK (April 18), London, ON (April 18), Toronto, ON (April 17/18), Ottawa, ON (April 25), and Moncton, NB (April 25).

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