Saturday, 27 October 2012

Kirtana Vallabhaneni UK Young Scientist of the Year 2012

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  A 17 year old young Kirtana Vallabhaneni a student of West Kirby Grammar School named the UK Young Scientist of the Year as the prize award at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC on Friday.
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An Indian origin student, Kirtana Vallabhaneni, beat 360 other entrants to be awarded UK's top young scientist at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham's NEC on Friday. The 17-year-old was part of University of Liverpool's research project aimed at identifying the harmful cells that cause pancreatic cancer. She said she hoped her win could help "instil the same kind of passion I have for science in other young people". The judging panel for the national award, open to 11 to 18-year-olds who completed a science, technology, engineering or maths project, included renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Nobel Prize winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt, and the Science Museum's inventor in residence Mark Champkins. Vallabhaneni, who was part of the project team working to isolate cells in the pancreas that can be targeted with chemotherapy, said she was "so happy" with the win. "Everything that I've worked for over the last year has come together," the BBC quoted her as saying. "The fact four finalists were female shows that there are strong opportunities for women in science and it proves they don't have to follow convention and stereotypes. "I'm so passionate about what I do and I hope that with this success, I can instil the same kind of passion I have for science in other young people... If I can do it, they definitely can," she added. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 

Beating up around 360 other11 to 18-year-old entrants in this toughest contesting, a Merseyside student has succeed to make her name as a finalist. However other four finalists were female that shows strong opportunities for women to bright future in science field. This talents hunt contest was for those youngsters who completed a science, technology, engineering or maths project. Vallabhaneni was working on a project at University of Liverpool to identifying the harmful cells that cause pancreatic cancer that can be targeted with chemotherapy. The jury members who gave their judgment for selecting one finalist for the national award were including renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Nobel Prize winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt, and the Science Museum’s inventor in residence Mark Champkins. UK Young Scientist was so happy after getting this great honourable achievement that she associated with those young high talented entrants to “instil the same kind of passion she have for science in other young people”. A 17 year old young Kirtana Vallabhaneni a student of West Kirby Grammar School named the UK Young Scientist of the Year as the prize award at The Big Bang Fair at Birmingham’s NEC on Friday.

UK’s top young scientist is Kirtana Vallabhaneni

“Everything that I’ve worked for over the last year has come together and if I can do it, they definitely can,” Ms Vallabhaneni said. Ms Vallabhaneni’s work was so innovative and exciting that all jury members appreciated it. Be happy with her project, Aderin-Pocock said in her praise, “The country’s science and engineering industry has an incredibly bright future ahead of it if Kirtana and her fellow finalists are anything to go by inspire others to think about science and engineering in a new and exciting light.”

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