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Kansas BioGENEius Finals & Networking Reception
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Kansas BioGENEius Finals & Networking Reception

When: April 25th, 2019
Where: KU Edwards BEST Conference Center
12604 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, Kansas  66213
United States
Contact: Alex Erwin

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Ample parking is available in front of the BEST Conference Center. Parking/Conference Center Map


The BioGENEius Challenge is the premier biotechnology competition for high school students, recognizing students performing outstanding research with commercialization potential in medical, agricultural or industrial biotechnology. Join us to hear the 6 finalists BioKansas has selected from science fairs across Kansas pitch their amazing research projects, followed by a networking reception with food & drinks and announcement of the winner.

Our industry panel will select a winner to advance to the National and International BioGENEius Challenge, happening in Philadelphia this June.

New this year - People's Choice! Audience helps us vote on a crowd favorite.


4:00-4:30 Registration and Networking
4:30-5:30 Student Pitches
5:30-6:30 Networking Reception and Winner Announcement

Students & Projects

Katrina Case, Pembroke Hill
Importance of Neoantigen Affinity for Determining the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in Lung Carcinomas

Lauren Cassou, Manhattan High School
Can tumor cells stimulate macrophages through cell to cell communication without contact?

Elizabeth Falkner, SMSD Biotechnology Program
Targeting Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells with Novel Compound TCS2210

Juan Pineda Gomez, SMSD Biotechnology Program
The effect of compounds JG-1 and JG-2 on proliferation and apoptosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas HN5, CAL-33, and PCI-13

Emily Kilventon, Van Horn High School
The Development of Bioinformatic Sleeves for Early Detection and Diagnosis of Rheumatic Diseases

Peyton Panovich, SMSD Biotechnology Program

The Effect of Cucurbitacin B and I on Colon Cancer Cell Proliferation

Thank you to our Kansas BioGENEius Challenge Sponsors!