IHIF Congratulates Nathan Kondamuri

The Indiana Health Industry Forum, the Indiana affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), is delighted to congratulate Nathan Kondamuri on his second place finish in the International BioGENEius Challenge. Nathan’s project was, “A Novel Biofuel Cell Based On Direct Electron Transfer-Type Bioelectrocatalysis Incorporating the Efficient System of Photophosphorylation“.  Nathan is a student at Munster High School in Dyer, Indiana.

Winners were recognized at a luncheon on June 28th during the International BIO Convention and Exhibition in Washington, D.C..  Other winners include:

First place – Prarthana Dalal from Shawnee Mission East High School in Leawood, Kan. Her project was Modeling of human non-deletional hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH) conditions in Beta-globin locus transgenic mouse models: The -175 (T to C) and -195 (C to G) A-gamma globin gene point mutations.

Third place – David Campeau from Mayo High School in Rochester, Minn. His project was Brain Computer Interface.

Fourth place – Jenna Pappalardo from Satellite High School in Merritt Island, Fla. Her project was Meddling with RGS17.

The International BioGENEius Competition is a competition for high school students who demonstrate an exemplary understanding of biotechnology through science research projects.  For more information, please visit http://www.biotechinstitute.org/

Link to article about Nathan in the Northwest Indiana Times

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