BioKansas to Host the 2019 Kansas BioGENEius Challenge Finals and Networking Reception on Thursday, April 25th

FAIRWAY, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioKansas is hosting the 2019 Kansas
BioGENEius Challenge Finals
on Thursday, April 25th, at
the KU Edwards Campus. Biotechnology is the utilization of biological
processes to develop technologies and products that improve lives and
the health of the planet. The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier high
school research competition for students involved in this type of
research. Previous students recognized at the Kansas BioGENEius
Challenge have gone on to win the International BioGENEius Competitions,
started their own companies, attended top research universities and won
national research competitions.

For the 2019 Finals, BioKansas selected six students from the Kansas
State Science & Engineering Fair and the Greater Kansas City Science &
Engineering Fair to give their presentations on April 25th,
where a panel of local industry judges will select one student to
advance to the International BioGENEius Challenge at the BIO
International Convention
this June. There, they will have the
opportunity to compete against student researchers from across the world
and be recognized by industry for outstanding research in biotechnology.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the Kansas BioGENEius
Finals and see the student finalists showcase their research. A
networking reception will follow the presentations.

Students selected to present:

Katrina Case, Pembroke Hill
Importance of
Neoantigen Affinity for Determining the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy
in Lung Carcinomas

Lauren Cassou, Manhattan High School
Can tumor cells
stimulate macrophages through cell to cell communication without contact?

Elizabeth Falkner, SMSD Biotechnology Program
Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells with Novel Compound TCS2210

Juan Pineda Gomez, SMSD Biotechnology Program
The effect
of compounds JG-1 and JG-2 on proliferation and apoptosis of head and
neck squamous cell carcinomas HN5, CAL-33, and PCI-13

Emily Kilventon, Van Horn High School
The Development of
Bioinformatic Sleeves for Early Detection and Diagnosis of Rheumatic

Peyton Panovich, SMSD Biotechnology Program
The Effect of
Cucurbitacin B and I on Colon Cancer Cell Proliferation

The Kansas BioGENEius Challenge is presented by BioKansas, the life
science trade association in the state of Kansas representing more than
175 member organizations across the human, plant, animal and industrial
biosciences, and sponsored by BioNexus KC, MilliporeSigma, Merck Animal
Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and KU Edwards. Come out to make some
great connections and be inspired by these incredible students!

For more information, please visit: http://www.biokansas.org/event/BioGENEius19


Alex Erwin
[email protected]


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