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LAVAL, QC, June 15, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Sanofi Canada is pleased to announce that the winners of the 30e annual competition of Sanofi Biogenius Canada have been selected. This year’s Competition took place during the 60e edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) of Youth Science Canada (SJC), where 98 projects from the junior, intermediate and senior categories competed for the Sanofi Biogenius Canada awards.

On May 19, 2022, nine special awards were presented by Sanofi Biogenius Canada during the CWSF virtual awards ceremony, including three winners in each of the junior, intermediate and senior categories. One of the winners also received the Sanofi International BioGENEius Challenge Award and has the opportunity to represent Canada at the International BioGENEius Challenge, held as part of the prestigious BIO International Convention in San Diego, California of June 13-16 – the largest biotechnology event in the world.

From artificial pancreas prototype projects to defense against E. coli, Sanofi Canada congratulates the winners in each category with special awards, including:


  • Wise Elliot8th grade, Fort St. John, British Columbia; Magnetic magic!
  • Alpita Boss8th grade, St. John’s, Newfoundland; Algae: the future of biofuels
  • Mohammad Saleh8th grade, Windsor, Ont.; Plastic Pumpkin


  • Marissa Magsino10th grade, Narol, Manitoba; Behavioral modification of Tenebrio Molitor by toxins to maximize polystyrene biodegradation
  • Sohila Sidhu10th grade, Windsor, Ont.; Proof of concept: artificial pancreas for diabetic patients
  • Ansh Vasisht9th grade, Kamloops, British Columbia; Defense against E. coli: the effect of antibacterial bacteriophage T4r on Escherichia Coli on Espheria Coli


  • Eunjo An, 11th grade, Victoria, British Columbia; Orange peels as biosorbents in heavy metal wastewater treatment
  • Parmin Sedigh, Grade 11, Kingston, Ontario; Exposure to glyphosate herbicide and regeneration of zebrafish fins
  • Koral Kulacoglu and Hanze (Louis) Wu11th grade, Richmond Hill, Ontario; FourSight: analyzing cancer genetic profiles with artificial neural networks

Sanofi International BioGENEius Challenge Award

  • Marissa Magsino10th grade, Narol, Manitoba; Behavioral modification of Tenebrio Molitor by toxins to maximize polystyrene biodegradation

Stephanie Veyrun-Manetti
National Director and General Manager, Specialty Care, Sanofi Canada

“On behalf of everyone at Sanofi Canada, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to those who participated in this year’s Sanofi Biogenius Canada Competition and to our winners of the 2022 Competition. We are inspired by your projects, your undeniable talent and your passion for STEM. . .. on the other side Canada to pursue scientific curiosity, develop innovative ideas and gain invaluable experience that will help them pave the way for a future career in STEM.”

Reni Barlow
Executive Director, Youth Science Canada

“SJC is thrilled to once again partner with Sanofi to host the competition at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, which has brought new energy and a talented group of entrants to this year’s competition. We congratulate all of the entrants and winners of the Sanofi Biogenius Canada Special Awards and I look forward to seeing where the future of their innovative thinking takes them.”

For more information on the Sanofi Biogenius Canada Competition or the Canada-Wide Science Fair, visit and

About Sanofi Biogenius Canada
The Sanofi Biogenius Canada Competition and Fellowship encourages students from coast to coast and from all walks of life to break down barriers and explore real-world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research ideas that can change lives – all before leaving high school.

About Sanofi Canada
We are an innovative global healthcare company driven by one purpose: we pursue the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, present in over 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by striving to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially game-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people around the world, while placing sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions. In CanadaSanofi employs approximately 2,000 people and in 2021 we have invested more than $143 million in R&D in Canadacreating jobs, business and opportunity across the country.

About Youth Science Canada
Youth Science Canada fuels the curiosity of young Canadians through STEM projects. A registered charity incorporated in 1966, YSC fulfills its mission through national programs, including mySTEMspace, the National STEM Fair Network, the Canada-Wide Science Fair, the STEM Expo, Team Canada representation at international fairs and Smarter Science professional development for teachers. Through these programs, YSC provides direct support to over 500,000 students completing STEM projects in any given year. For more information, visit

SOURCESanofi-Aventis Canada Inc.

For further information: Lori Bogdanis, Manager, Corporate Communications | + 514-233-9549 | [email protected]; Sean Cotnam, Account Manager, Torchia Communications | [email protected]


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