Science for Health
19 September 2012
The NIMR Human Biology Essay Competition is held each year, with the aim of fostering an interest in communicating scientific information to a general audience, and to help equip students for university life.
The winner for 2012 is Davina Sui Ann Chao of St. Paul’s Girls’ School, who wrote an essay on the topic Are we too clean for our own good?. The two runners up are Jessica Mather of The Channing School and Sepideh Tefaghi of Mill Hill County High School, who both wrote essays on the topic What makes cancer cells different to other cells?.
The finalists wrote to a high standard and all the essays were a great credit to their authors. We were impressed with their often bold and thoughtful attempts to make sense of difficult subjects. The participants gave every indication of having enjoyed their research.
Michael Sargent, Chair of the judging panel
Details about the 2013 competition will be announced later in 2012.
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