For the last 9 years I have travelled to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization's annual conference in the United States and for most of those years I have presented a series of audio podcasts featuring some of the interesting people and organizations in attendance. I couldn't make it to San Diego this year but I have still managed to line up a few guests for phone interviews and here is the first of those posts.
Tasnia Nabil is a Grade 11 student at Vincent Massey Secondary School in Windsor Ontario. She became interested in cancer and cancer therapies a few years ago and has taken that interest all the way to a research project entered in the Sanofi Biogenius Competition. Over the last few months she has made it through the various stages of the Canadian competition and earned the right to represent Canada at BIO 2017 in San Diego.
Her project, A Novel Computational Approach to Advance Ferromagnetic NanoTherapy as a Therapeutic Solution for Cancer
has the potential to become a new cancer therapy which uses nanoparticles to destroy cancers cells in the body. Not a bad pastime for a 16 year old.
I talked with her shortly after the final judging yesterday.