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Dejan Bojic Bianka Bezuidenhout Chloe Ho Victoria Fabrizi

Abstract

The IgNITE Medical Case Competition is an annual research case competition organized by students across North America. Our mission is to provide high school and university students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while networking with industry professionals. Each year, students in teams of 1-4 are paired with an experienced mentor to develop and present a novel research proposal within a specified theme of the competition. Students are taught the fundamental scientific principles underlying three lab techniques which can be applied in their proposal for the competition or used in their future research career. This year's theme was CardioRespiratory Medicine, and competitors learned about RNA Sequencing, Model Organisms, and In vivo imaging systems. Furthermore, the IgNITE community grew internationally this year with over 550 high school and university students participating in the competition. Presented in this booklet are the Top 40 teams' abstracts and we invite you to visit our website (www.ignitecompetition.org) to watch their associated elevator pitch videos. We hope you enjoy reading through some of this year's top proposals and encourage you to join our ever-growing community.


 

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Conference Abstract Book