CMAJ: Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Honors Teenage Health Scientists

Jul 22, 2013 1:15 PM ET

By Lauren Kramer, Vancouver, BC

A 16-year-old Calgary, Alberta, student recently earned first place nationwide in the annual Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada, a biotechnology research competition that encourages high school students to pursue future studies and careers in life sciences.

Arjun Nair, a grade 11 student at Calgary’s Webber Academy, conducted research into an experimental cancer treatment that involves injecting patients with nano particles of gold. The particles accumulate in tumours, forming so-called “nano bullets” that can be heated to kill cancer cells.

Continue reading about Nair's project for the annual Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.