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Video Contest Winners

Fall 2020

young students raising their hands in a classroom

Winners: 16+ years

1st place

Millie asked: How could a protein be engineered to “block” SARS-CoV-2 from binding to the ACE2 receptors in human cells?

2nd place

Tiffany presented a protein which would mimic ACE2 so that SARS-CoV-2 will bind to it instead, preventing it from infecting healthy cells.

3rd place

This protease engineered by Mia would help break down gluten in the stomach, for people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

13-15 years

Honorable mention

Diya presents a super AMPK that would streamline the way our bodies regulate energy levels, promote brain health and prevent cancer.