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    ISEF 2015 - Chemistry and Biochemistry Grand Awards

    Donivan Porterfield

      CHEMISTRY

       

      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

       

      Cavity: Analysis and Application of Nanostructures in Aluminumoxide

      Arne Hensel, 18, Bundesprasident Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Homburg/Efze, Germany

       

       

      First Award of $3,000

       

      Cavity: Analysis and Application of Nanostructures in Aluminumoxide

      Arne Hensel, 18, Bundesprasident Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Homburg/Efze, Germany

       

      Synthesizing and Utilizing Difluoromethyl- & Trifluoromethyl- Artemisinins to Interrupt the Life Cycle of Malaria Parasites, Year III

      Shreya Sundaresh Ramayya, 17, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California

       

       

      Second Award of $1,500

       

      Formation of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Inclusion Compounds with Urea and Thiourea

      Pavithran T. Ravindran, 17, W. Tresper Clarke High School, Westbury, Albania

       

      Comparative Studies of Gold Nanoparticles as Chemical Sensing Materials: Electronic Tongue vs. Electronic Nose, Year Three

      Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi, 16, University High School - Fresno, Fresno, California

       

      Design and Synthesis of a Novel Biosensor Platform for Health Diagnostics

      Ruchi Sandeep Pandya, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

       

      Development of a Novel Radiation Shielding Material

      Seyit Alp Herdem, 19, Isiklar Air Force High School, Bursa, Turkey

      Tahsin Elmas, 19, Isiklar Air Force High School, Bursa, Turkey

       

       

      Third Award of $1,000

       

      A Novel 3D Polymeric Nanoparticle Network for Detecting and Remediating Trace Level Toxic Free Radicals (Propagators and Precursors of Chronic and Degenerative Diseases)

      Arnob Das, 15, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon

       

      Color Change of Copper Foil by Oxide Thin Layer Formation

      Naohiro Kadoguchi, 16, Miyagi Sendai Daisan High School, Sendai, Japan

       

      Novel Design of Water Soluble Porphyrin Containing Supramolecular Complex Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

      Swetha Vanathy Shutthanandan, 17, Richland High School, Richland, Washington


      A Novel Analysis Utilizing Invasive Fermented Macroalgae

      Ariana Kim, 17, Saint Andrew's Priory, Honolulu, Hawaii

      Sreelakshmi Kutty, 17, Saint Andrew's Priory, Honolulu, Hawaii

       

      Dye-sensitized Chlorophyll Solar Cells Using Crude Chlorophyll Extract Coupled with Natural Cysteine-assisted Ag/Ppy Ion Carriers and Water Electrolyte

      Yat Ho Chu, 18, King's College, Central and Western District, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

      Tsz Fung Yip, 18, King's College, Central and Western District, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

      Shing Huk David Iu, 17, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

       

      Reduction of Carbon Dioxide using a Novel Electrochemical Method with Antimony and Lithium Doped Tin Dioxide Nanoparticles

      Nikhil Murthy, 15, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

       

       

      Fourth Award of $500

       

      Engineering an Upconversion Photocatalyst for Energy and Environmental Applications

      Vignesh Chandra Bhethanabotla, 16, C. Leon King High School, Tampa, Florida

       

      Obtention of Detergent Solution for Organ’s Decellularization Process

      Vitoria Muller Gerst, 17, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

      Gabriela Bronca Lopes, 18, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

       

      Synthesis of Cu2O/CuO Nanomaterials for Enzymeless Amperometric Detection of Glucose

      Lin-Jia Wang, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Taiwan

      I-Hsuan Lin, 16, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Taiwan

       

      Measurement of Radon Emanation and Its Correlation with Indoor Radon Levels in Some Areas of Mallow

      Caoimhe Marie Cronin, 15, St.Mary's Secondary School, Cork, Ireland

      Shauna Murphy, 14, St.Mary's Secondary School, Cork, Ireland

       

      Correlating the Bandgaps of Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides to Photocurrent Generation for Water Splitting Applications

      Jennifer Anne McCleary, 18, Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine, California

       

      Metal-free “Click” Chemistry for the Development of Peptide-based Biomaterials

      Claudia Lee, 18, Raffles Institution, Singapore, Singapore

       

      Poly(oximinoalkyl)amines as a New Type of Ligands for Copper-Accelerated Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition

      Daniil Agababyan, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russian Federation

       

      Photoelectrochemical Properties of 2-D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides(TMDCs) Functionalized with Porphyrins

      Arjun Srinivasan Ramani, 16, West Lafayette Junior Senior High School, West Lafayette, Indiana

       

       

       

      BIOCHEMISTRY

       

      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

       

      Rethinking Drug Discovery: New Algorithms for Virtual Drug Screening

      Amol Punjabi, 16, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts

       

       

      First Award of $3,000

       

      Rethinking Drug Discovery: New Algorithms for Virtual Drug Screening

      Amol Punjabi, 16, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts

       

       

      Second Award of $1,500

       

      Counteracting Pb2+ Induced Neurodegeneration: A Chemical and Genetic Approach towards Enhanced Synaptic Plasticity

      Jason Christopher Fiacco, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

      Kevin Sadhu, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

       

      The Role of Extracellular Nuclear Factor-Erythroid Derived Protein 2 (NF-E2) as a Danger Associated Molecular Pattern (DAMP) Released during Acrolein Induced Renal Fibrosis

      Sanjana J. Rane, 17, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

       

      Toward a Novel Treatment for Corneal Scarring: Establishing the Roles of TRPV1 and TGF-B1 in the Fibroblast-to-Myofiblast Differentiation

      Abrar Ali Nadroo, 17, Syosset High School, Syosset, New York

       

       

      Third Award of $1,000

       

      Treating Alzheimer's Disease: New Proposal for Grayanotoxin Ligand Binding to the Carbonic Anhydrase I Receptor

      Nandini Tondamantham Naidu, 14, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, Oregon

       

      Investigating the Protective Effects of Interleukin 22 on Intestinal Epithelium: Potential Graft-versus-Host Disease Treatment

      Juliet Adela Ivanov, 17, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

       

      Naturalistic Painkillers: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Novel Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors

      Glenn Yu, 17, Hunter College High School, New York, New York

       

      A Novel Peptide Alters the Alzheimer’s Beta-amyloid Equilibrium to Protect Against AB Oligomer Neurotoxicity

      Yinge Zhao, 17, The Dalton School, New York, New York

       

       

      Fourth Award of $500

       

      Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenesis

      Kushal Tushar Kadakia, 18, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas

       

      Competitive Inhibition of DNA Polymerase by XNA Nucleosides

      Edward Sangyoon Kim, 15, Midway High School, Waco, Texas

       

      Interrogating Ras Function with Protein Mimetics

      Rebecca Natasha Freed, 17, Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Maryland

       

      Squashing the Superbug: Discovery of Irreversible SrtA Inhibitors as Potential Antibacterial Drugs using a Novel Computational Drug Design Workflow

      David M. Lu, 17, Mills E. Godwin High School, Henrico, Virginia

       

      Investigating Agar Extraction as a Method of Gracilaria salicornia Eradication

      Amber Kukuileiwilimomi Afelin, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii

      Keaaokahonua Davis, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii

      Alexandria H Simon, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii