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The 2021 Illinois Life Sciences Showcase, a partnership of public, private, and academic institutions, today announced that 8 of Illinois’ top high school students will showcase their research to an audience of top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and business executives at the virtual event on April 26 – 30, 2021. 

The Illinois BioGENEius STEM Competition is the most prestigious high school science competition for original research in biotechnology. The annual competition brings together young innovators to present their research projects in biotechnology before an accomplished panel of established biotechnology researchers and academics. One Illinois winner will receive the opportunity to present his or her research to judges at the 2021 BIO International Digital Convention.

2021 Illinois BioGENEius finalist research projects:

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Non-pharmaceutical Interventions on Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19: A Mathematical Model Based Approach
  • Computer Board based Fundoscopy and Supervised Binary Convolutional Neural Network for Diagnosis of Fundus and Eyelid Diseases
  • A Comparison of Distinct Architectures of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) For Modeling Solar Radiation For Renewable Energy Data
  • A Novel Macrophage Suppression Genetic Screen
  • The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Based Multidisciplinary Treatment (CBBMT) in Addressing Chronic Pain and Functional Impairment Caused by Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Machine Learning Model Predicts Anti-Cancer Drug Responses at Higher Accuracy than Current Methods
  • The Effect of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin (TCDD) on the Neurodevelopment, Birth Weight, and Birth Term of Infants Whose Parents Were Exposed in an Effort to Bring Awareness to High Exposure Areas
  • Biological Processes of Various Strains of Maize over Varying Temperatures

Starting on Monday, April 26th, the Illinois BioGENEius finalists will present their research during the morning session, 9am, of the Illinois Life Sciences Showcase. The Winner of the competition will be announced during an award ceremony on Friday, April 30th at 9am. 

For more information and registration, please visit http://lifesciencesshowcase.com

About the 2021 Illinois Life Sciences Showcase:

April 26 – 30, 2021

The 2021 Ilinois Life Sciences Showcase is a partnership of public, private and academic institutions to highlight Illinois’ most promising life science startups, newest lab facility developments and organizations, and the next generation of life sciences innovators showcase their work to top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and business executives.

The Illinois Life Sciences Showcase will feature three-daily 45-minute tracks:

  • 9 AM: Illinois BioGeneius High School STEM Competition: Annual competition brings together young innovators to present their research projects in biotechnology before an accomplished panel of established biotechnology researchers and academics.
  • 12 PM: New Venture Showcase: The Life Sciences Showcase provides attendees with unique access to early-stage startups from proven innovators in the health industry.
  • 3 PM: Innovation Ecosystem Showcase: Stay connected to the newest developments and organizations shaping the future of the Illinois Life Sciences industry

For more information and registration, please visit http://lifesciencesshowcase.com

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