Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2012 - Chemistry and Biochemistry Grand Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 19, 2013

Chemistry - Presented by Intel

 

Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 award. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF affiliated fair they represent.

 

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

 

Visible Light Deoxygenation

Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, St. John's International Residential School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

The Electrochemical Effects of Saccharides on the Voltage Output of a Microbial Fuel Cell Using Penicillium chrysogenum

Jack Erdozain, Jr., 17, Westminster Christian School, Palmetto Bay, Florida

 

Visible Light Deoxygenation

Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, St. John's International Residential School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 

 

Second Award $1,500

 

Fabrication and Manipulation of One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

Michael Leonard Janner, 16, Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands, California

 

The Development of Novel Sutures that Store and Deliver Nitric Oxide for Wound Healing

Kevin Anh Nguyen, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Punya Chittajallu, 16, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas

 

Polyaniline Multi-detecting Toxic Gas Sensor

Kin Hong Yuen, 16, King's College, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tsun Hong Wai, 19, King's College, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Edmond Yat Man Lui, 16, King's College, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

The New Magic Formula for Eliminating Bad Breath: C42H70O35

Gabriel Alexander Salg, 17, Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium Hosbach, Hosbach, Bavaria, Germany

Nicolas Christian Scheidig, 17, Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium Hosbach, Hosbach, Bavaria,Germany

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Ortho-Quinone Methides as a Pathway to the Core of Nomofungin

Joshua Moses Kubiak, 18, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches, Louisiana

 

Carbon Nanotube Synthesis & Characterization, II

Neerja Aggarwal, 18, L.V. Hightower High School, Missouri City, Texas

 

Synthesis of Triazene Compounds and Their Application in Spectrophotometric Determination of Cadmium

Peter Horvath, 18, High School of Jan Chalupka, Brezno, Slovakia

 

Spectroscopic Characterization of the Reactivity of Substrate Water Molecules in Bio-inspired Catalysts for Water Oxidation

Aneesh Shah, 17, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, New York

 

Predicting Bandgap of Semiconductors to Synthesize the Most Efficient Solar Cell

Jennifer Lam, 18, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

 

Hydration and Photocatalytic Properties of Layered Perovskite Titanates

Iuliia Sokolova, 16, Anichkov Lyceum, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

The Study of Conjugated Polymer Growth on Graphitic Surfaces and an Analysis of Their Interactions

Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti, 17, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

 

A Novel Microscale Spectrophotometric Assay to Monitor Hydrogen Evolution for the Characterization of Catalysts

Matthew Jay Goodman, 16, Liberal Arts & Science Academy, Austin, Texas

 

Synthesis and Analysis of Novel Phototriggers for Drug Delivery Systems

Sukjin Jang, 18, Commack High School, Commack, New York

 

N-Hydroxysuccinimide Ester of 4-pentynoic Acid: Bifunctional Reagent for the Synthesis of Neoglycoconjugates

Maria Panova, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

 

Computer-Aided Drug Discovery: Structure-Based Design and Evaluation of Small Molecule Botulinum Neurotoxin Inhibitors

Sarah Rebecca Chapin, 17, Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, New York

 

Synthesizing Biogenic Compounds for the Sustainability of the Aqueous Suzuki-Mayura Reaction: A Novel Green Chemistry Approach

Nayif Sohail Alhomoud, 18, Dhahran Ahliyya School, Dammam, Eastern, Saudi Arabia

 

Determining the Quantum Limit of Palladium and Gold Nanometallic Supercatalyst by Kinetic Method

Mai-Anh Nguyen Vu, 16, McNeil High School, Austin, Texas

 

Polyoxovanadate-based Surfactants: The Search for an Effective Heterogeneous Catalyst

Joy Yiran Wang, 16, Parkland High School, Allentown, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Biochemistry - Presented by Intel

 

Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 award. Additionally a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF affiliated fair they represent.

 

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

 

The Membrane Mutational Effect Classifier (MMEC): A Novel Structure-Based Approach to Predicting the Functional Effects of Mutations in Membrane Proteins

Rebecca Faye Alford, 18, Commack High School, Commack, New York

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Exploration of Antidiabetic Compound in Foxglove and Its Molecular Mechanism of Action

Peiyan Duan, 17, No. 2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

 

The Membrane Mutational Effect Classifier (MMEC): A Novel Structure-Based Approach to Predicting the Functional Effects of Mutations in Membrane Proteins

Rebecca Faye Alford, 18, Commack High School, Commack, New York

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Determination of Binding Energy Hotspots on a Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Against HIV-1

Nina Jessica Lu, 17, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

 

DNA Repair Mechanisms: Investigations of Base Excision Repair Pathway in Differentiated and Proliferative Neuronal CAD Cells

April Pun, 17, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York

 

Novel Strategies for the PET Imaging of Colorectal Cancer Using the A33 Antibody

Priya Mohindra, 17, Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, New York

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Smart Conotoxin Detection Kit Based on Novel Single-Chain Fragment Variable Antibody

Shengxing Yu, 17, Fuzhou No.1 Middle School, Fuzhou, Fujian, China

 

Life Is Short When Sweet: Dietary Fructose Decreases Lifespan and Fertility

Alexandra Andreevna Sourakov, 16, Eastside High School, Gainesville, Florida

 

Correction of F508del-CFTR by the Small Molecule C18 and Its Synergy with Other Corrector Compounds

Mu Xuan Zhang, 17, Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

 

Use of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles as a Novel, Inexpensive Alternative to Current Therapies for Leishmania Infection

Brian Patrick Lei, 17, Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, New York

 

BI301 Improving the Life Conservation: New Purposes to Separate Lactobionic Acid and Sorbitol

Eduardo Thadeu Rodrigues, 19, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

Juliana Hoch, 18, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Weaving Health: The Weaving of New Drugs from the Web Silk of Spiders, III

Leonardo de Oliveira Bodo, 17, Colegio Dante Alighieri, Sao Paulo, Brasil

 

The Role of VEGF-R2 Regulation in VEGF's Vascular Effects in the Status Epilepticus Model

Maite Angela Antola, 18, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

 

Understanding the Pathogenesis of Acid-Resistant E. coli: Computational Modeling of pH-Dependent Conformational Changes in GadB

Hannah Schaefer Kenagy, 18, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, New York

 

Medicinal Profiling of Colletotrichum boninense, a Fungal Endophyte Derived from Clermontia parviflora, an Endemic Hawaiian Plant

Shalila Shek de Bourmont, 17, Hilo High School, Hilo, Hawaii

 

The Regulation of Length-Dependent Myosin Light Chain Phosphorylation in Bladder Smooth Muscle

Alec Kaipo Takeshi Matsumoto, 17, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Synthesis of Trimethylguanosine Cap Analogues with the Potential Use in Gene Therapy

Jakub Nagrodzki, 16, XXXIII Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace Dwujezyczne im. Mikolaja Kope, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

 

 

 

Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award

 

All-expense-paid trip awarded to three Intel ISEF finalists to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) (www.fuf.org/siyss), which includes attendance at the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden. The Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. The students have the opportunity to visit scientific institutes, attend the Nobel lectures and press conferences, learn more about Sweden and experience the extravagance of the Nobel festivities. A valid passport required for travel.

 

Visible Light Deoxygenation

Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, St. John's International Residential School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 

The SIYSS will be held in Stockholm, Sweden in December. Winning projects will be chosen from the natural sciences categories (biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and medicine). Students must have a valid passport and be 18 years old prior to the Nobel ceremony in December to be considered. The history of SIYSS began as early as 1976 when the first seminar was organized by the Swedish Federation of Young Scientists together with the Nobel Foundation, with inspiration from Society for Science & the Public. This award is named for Dudley R. Herschbach, Harvard Professor and 1986 Nobel Laureate in chemistry. He is Emeritus Chair of the Board of Trustees at Society for Science & the Public.




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