Winners: 16+ years
Millie asked: How could a protein be engineered to “block” SARS-CoV-2 from binding to the ACE2 receptors in human cells?
Tiffany presented a protein which would mimic ACE2 so that SARS-CoV-2 will bind to it instead, preventing it from infecting healthy cells.
This protease engineered by Mia would help break down gluten in the stomach, for people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Diya presents a super AMPK that would streamline the way our bodies regulate energy levels, promote brain health and prevent cancer.