Sajeev Kohli has been engaged in some unique research aimed at developing a new way to use nanoparticles which can deliver targeted treatments for cancer and other diseases.
Sajeev Kohil also happens to be a Grade 11 student at Sir John A Macdonald secondary school in Waterloo , Ontario. He has been working on his research with the mentoring of university level researchers and professors to give him advice and access to the facilities needed for the project .
During the annual BIO International Convention his research project earned the Grand Prize in the final judging of the BioGENEius Challenge. That is no small feat when the competition consists of 14 other finalists from high schools across Canada, the United States and Germany.
The winner and runners-up were named during the keynote at the 2018 BIO International Convention, and Sajeev will take home $7,500 as well as the honour of being the overall winner. The International BioGENEius Challenge allows students the unique opportunity of attending the BIO International Convention which helps them gain valuable insights from leading biotech companies, scientists, leaders and innovators.
I caught up with Sajeev in the hallway overlooking the Exhibition floor at BIO Boston.