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The 14th Annual Toronto Brain Bee 2012

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The 14th Annual Toronto Brain Bee competition took place at the Medical Sciences Building, on March 30, 2012. A record 77 students from 16 high schools in the Toronto area participated in the competition.

Following three rounds of questions the top three winners were:

First place: David Kim from Sinclair Secondary School

Second place: Jessica Zung from University of Toronto Schools

Third place: Sophia Ly from University of Toronto Schools

The first place winner David Kim will represent Toronto at the 5th Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee competition (www.brainbee.ca), which will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton on May 22, 2012.

The 2012 Brain Bee competition was sponsored by the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program, the Department of Physiology and the Firefly Foundation. The students were welcomed by Professor Zhong-Ping Feng (Coordinator of Toronto Brain Bee, Department of Physiology), Professor Steffen-Sebastian Bolz (Associate Chair, Department of Physiology), Ms Tallie Rabin-Claassen (Interim Program Coordinator, UT Neuroscience Program), and Ms Sharon Zillmer (Program Manager, Firefly Foundation).

Between the first and second rounds of questions, the students visited the Anatomy museum at the Division of Anatomy, watched the videos of 2011 Toronto Brain Bee winners and their experience in the University of Toronto (Produced by Firefly Foundation), and listened to short research presentations from three graduate students, Tom Curry (Yeomans Lab, Cell and System Biology), Danielle DeSouza (Davis and Hodaie labs, IMS), and Tom Lu (Feng Lab, Physiology).

The event was organized by the following 5 faculty members, and 28 graduate students and other trainee volunteers: Drs. Zhong-Ping Feng (Physiology), Jonathan Dostrovsky (Physiology), Michelle Arnot (Pharmacology), Hong-Shuo Sun (Anatomy, Surgery/Physiology), and Martin Wojtowicz (Physiology) and graduate student volunteers: Yi Quan (Prep Course coordinator), Sakina.Rizvi (Prep Course coordinator), Ammar Alibrahim, Jura Augustinavicius, Christine Bae, Andrew Barszczyk, Aimee Caron, Tom Curry, Jeff Dason, Danielle DeSouza, Marielle Deurloo, Tanja Dorfi, David Dukoff , Shamis Hasan, Keith Ho, Tom Lu, Paul Nagy, Nasrin Nejatbakhsh, Jessica Jordao, Paul Nagy, Rachel Newsome, Aaron Kucyi, Eliane Proulx, Joanna Soczynska, Arash Tadja, Mike Tian, William To, and Michael Weiss.

The members of the 2012 Toronto Brain Bee organizing committee werew: Zhong-Ping Feng (Toronto Brain Bee coordinator, Physiology), Jonathan Dostrovsky (Physiology), Michelle Arnot (Pharmacology), Hong-Shuo Sun (Anatomy, Surgery/Physiology), and Martin Wojtowicz (Physiology), Tallie Rabin-Claasseen (UT Neuroscience Program), and Yi Quan (Graduate student, Physiology).

The top 10 winners were:

1

Kim

David

Sinclair Secondary School



2

Zung

Jessica

University of Toronto Schools



3

Ly

Sophia

University of Toronto Schools



4

Patel

Kramay

William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute



5

Gupta

Himanshu

Turner Fenton Secondary School



6

Liu

Michael

University of Toronto Schools



7

Teng

Guihong

York Memorial Collegiate Institute



8

Lee

Elliot

York Memorial Collegiate Institute



9

Ge

MengYing (Sabrina)

University of Toronto Schools



10

Guan

Melody

University of Toronto Schools




If you would like further information please contact:

Professor Zhong-Ping Feng
Toronto Brain Bee Coordinator
zp.feng@utoronto.ca or toronto@brainbee.ca

International Brain Bee - http://www.internationalbrainbee.com/
Canadian National Brain Bee - http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/brainbee/about.html

CO-SPONSORED BY:
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