CWSF Alumna, Tasnia Nabil awarded top prize at Sanofi Biogenius Canada Competition

Tue, 2017-07-11 15:24 -- Dominic Tremblay

Photo courtesy of Sanofi Biogenius Canada.

Tasnia Nabil, a 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) finalist from Windsor, Ontario was awarded the top prize at the 2017 Sanofi Biogenius Canada National Final May 10, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The judges chose Tasnia to receive the top honour for her project: A Novel Computational Approach to Advance Ferromagnetic NanoTherapy as a Therapeutic Solution for Cancer. The same project won her: a Gold Medal, The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award and entrance scholarships to 5 Canadian Universities valued at $4,000 or more, at the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina, in May.
Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) pairs young Canadian scientists with academic mentors to pursue real world biotechnology research projects. Tasnia competed against 8 other SBC regional winners to take home the top prize, which included a $5,000 cash award. 
Tasnia progressed to the 2017 International BioGENEius Challenge held in San Diego in June as a result of her National win. She was named runner-up of the competition during the keynote presentation at the 2017 BIO International Convention – a leading biotechnology conference that hosts the international competition.
Join us in congratulating Tasnia on these great accomplishments in youth science!
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