Logan Collins wins Colorado BioGENEius Challenge, will compete at international in June

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday May 6, 2014 0 comments Tags: BioGENEius Challenge, Boulder, CBSA, Logan Collins, Sanofi Pasteur

BOULDER--Logan Collins, a junior at Boulder's Fairfield High School, was named winner of Colorado's 2014 BioGENEius Challenge at a statewide competition held during the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Collins.

"This is the first year for the competition in Colorado," said April Giles, Colorado BioScience Association president and CEO. "We're proud that Logan will represent our state and move on to compete against students from the U.S. and Canada at the International BioGENEius Challenge held June 20-24 at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego."

Collins' presentation is a mouthful: "The Conjugative Plasmid RK2 As a Delivery System for Artificial AnatheriaH Genes--A Novel Synthetic Biology Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics."

First-place winner of the International competition in June will receive a $7,500 cash prize; second-place receives $5,000, third-place $2,500 and fourth-place gets $1,000.

The BioGENEius Challenge provides students with the biotechnology skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the biotech industry of the future, CBSA said.

The competition is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of global pharmaceutical company Sanofi, and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

About the Author: InnovatioNews

InnovatioNews is an online news magazine spotlighting innovative companies, products and people in Colorado. Launched in June of 2012, the site is the recipient of multiple awards.