Award-Winning Structural Biology/Diabetes Videos

06/13 PDB101 News

For the fourth year, RCSB PDB invited high school students to tell molecular stories in video. This year's challenge focused on the molecular view of the diabetes treatment and management. The challenge entries (all available online) demonstrate a wide variety of topics with many creative story-telling approaches.

Our panel of expert judges scored the videos based on scientific content (40%), creativity (20%), overall impact (20%), entertainment value (10%), and production quality (10%). In addition, the general public voted for the Viewer's Choice Award.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners (which can be viewed online):

  • First Place: Insulin: From Bacteria To You By Andrew Ma, George Song, and Anirudh Srikanth of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in Princeton Junction, NJ (Team Advisor: Matthew Foret)
  • Second Place: Metformin and DPP 4 Inhibitors Take the DIE out of Type 2 Diabetes By Julie Chaimowitz, Fiona Lu, Lori Mohs, and Amy Ni of East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, NJ (Team Advisor: Louise Jasko)
  • Third Place: Sugary Solutions: An In Depth Look at the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes By Audrey Guo and Anna Shi of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, Princeton Junction, NJ (Team Advisor: Meenakshi Bhattacharya)
  • Viewer's Choice: Type 2 Diabetes: Meet It Beat It By Kerwin Chen, Raisa Khuda, and Tasnuba Sukanna of Stuyvesant High School in New York, NY (Team Advisor: Gilbert Papagayo)

Many thanks to the expert judges, students, teachers, parents, judges, and voters who made this exciting competition happen!

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