Cash prizes up for grabs at annual Chinook Symposium

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Chemistry and Biochemistry students will be vying for cash prizes as they showcase their research work to a panel of judges at the 11th annual Chinook Symposium on Friday, Oct. 20.

Their research topics are wide ranging, including concussion diagnosis, the effects of tobacco on DNA, pathways in fusarium head blight (a disease affecting cereal grains), and the effects of prebiotics and moderate exercise in the gut bacteria of rats.

The symposium will feature 51 posters competing for first ($200) and second ($100) prizes at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The top undergraduate and graduate presenter will each be awarded the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Award for Best Student Presentation worth $100.

What: Chinook Symposium

Where: Atrium, University Hall

When: Judging goes from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20; awards ceremony begins at 5 p.m. in B660, University Hall

Who: Spokespersons for the event are Drs. Trushar Patel and Susan Findlay

Media are invited to attend any time during the judging portion of the symposium.




Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

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