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Winners

FIRST PRIZES
Country
United Kingdom
Contestants
Frederick Edward Turner
Scientific Field
Engineering
Project Title
Genetics at home: Building a PCR machine and other equipment for setting up a home genetics lab
Quotation from the Jury
In this project the contestant designed and built and low cost PCR machine. This device is one of the cornerstones of molecular biology; it allows specific regions of DNA to be amplified facilitating analysis. In designing the biotechnology device the contestant solved several significant electrical and mechanical engineering problems. In particular he found an excellent solution to the problem of cycling the temperature of the samples rapidly and accurately. The device costs a small fraction of the price of professional machine. He proved the efficacy of his process by testing his family members for the red hair gene.
 
Country
Ireland
Contestants
Ciara Elizabeth Judge, Emer Frances Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow
Scientific Field
Biology
Project Title
A statistical investigation of the effects of diazotroph bacteria on plant germination
Quotation from the Jury
Rhizobium bacteria establish natural symbiotic relations with legume plants, fixing nitrogen. In this project, three very young scientists provide solid scientific proof that the addition of Rhizobium bacteria to seeds of non-legume plants significantly accelerates the rate of germination hence potentially increasing yields of valuable crops. Most of the experiments were performed at home, and incubators, agitators and a transfer chamber were ingeniously designed by these enthusiastic girls.
 
Country
Finland
Contestants
Perttu Aku Anttoni Pölönen
Scientific Field
Social sciences
Project Title
Music A' Clock
Quotation from the Jury
This brilliant project demonstrates a deep understanding of music theory, and manages to translate that into a sophisticated low-tech device for teaching music intuitively and allows students. The versatility of the tool that Perttu developed is impressive, allowing, as it does, use in musical pedagogy for several instruments -- with more to come. Beside the technical expertise, the jury was also impressed by Perttu's enthusiasm and engagement in developing the musical clock.
 
 
SECOND PRIZES
Country
Austria
Contestant
Thomas Steinlechner, Dominik Kovacs, Yuki Trippel
Scientific Field
Engineering
Project Title
Anastomose Robot Tool - ART
 
Country
Germany
Contestant
Lennart Julian Kleinwort
Scientific Field
Computing
Project Title
FreeGeo – the world's first dynamic Android mathematics system app
 
Country
Switzerland
Contestant
Jasmin Allenspach
Scientific Field
Mathematics
Project Title
LSLLSLSLLSLLSLS – Modern Mathematics in Islamic Mosaics
 
THIRD PRIZES 
Country
Hungary
Contestant
Balázs Péter Zsombori
Scientific Field
Computing
Project Title
PictoVerb – Giving Everyone a Voice
 
Country
Germany
Contestant
Daniel Pflueger
Scientific Field
Physics
Project Title
Measuring water waves
 
Country
Belarus
Contestant
Maksim Bezrukov, Aliaksandr Stadolnik
Scientific Field
Mathematics
Project Title
Percolation games on Cayley graphs of groups
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION PRIZE 
Country
Canada
Contestant
Jessie MacAlpine
Scientific Field
Medicine
Project Title
Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum
Quotation from the Jury
The International Cooperation Prize goes this year to Jessie MacAlpine. Jessie comes from Canada and she is trying to find a way how to cure malaria – disease killing millions of people every year. Jessie has found that mustard oil – widely used for cooking – inhibits the growth of the parasite called Plasmodium – the cause of malaria. It might be that in the near future the systematic work of Jessie on the inexpensive and widely accessible treatment will save lives and prevent suffering of millions.
 
 
HONORARY AWARDS
 
Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Finland
Perttu Aku Anttoni Pölönen
Social sciences
Music A' Clock
United Kingdom
Frederick Edward Turner
Engineering
Genetics at home: Building a PCR machine and other equipment for setting up a home genetics lab
 
London International Youth Science Forum
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Ireland
Ciara Elizabeth Judge, Emer Frances Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow
Biology
 
A statistical investigation of the effects of diazotroph bacteria on plant germination
 
SPECIAL DONATED PRIZES
 
The European Patent Office Prize for Originality
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Denmark
Emilia Wódzka
Engineering
Quantification of the effect of contamination in lithium-air batteries
Luxembourg
Joé Aloyse Hoffmann, Ben Weber, Patrick Lux
Engineering
Development of an anthropomorphic robot hand
Portugal
Soraia Amorim Gaspar, Jessica Filipa Rodrigues Santos, Jéssica Félix Marques
Medicine
SmartKIT

 

 

EIROForum Prizes
 

• CERN: The European Laboratory for Particle Physics
• EMBL: The European Molecular Biology Laboratory
• ESA: The European Space Agency
• ESO: The European Southern Observatory
• ESRF: The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
• ILL: The Institut Laue-Langevin
• European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH

 

 

CERN
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Poland
Michał Gumiela, Rafał Tomasz Kozik
Physics
Studies of the applicability of CMOS and CCD sensors for detection, dosimetry and mapping of alpha, beta, gamma, X-ray and proton beams
ESA
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Denmark
Alexander Munshi Mørch
Chemistry
Astrobiology: to what extent can life-supporting amino acids form on cosmic dust?
EMBL
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Poland
Arkadiusz Jankiewicz
Biology
Honey bee's (Apis mellifera L.) foraging range based on panlynological analisis of the composition of its pollen loads
ESO
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Denmark
Martin Ryberg Sørensen
Physics
The Astronomical Unit and the Venus passage
ILL
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Hungary
Donát Sándor Hegyesi
Engineering
Poker robot
European XFEL 
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Norway
Maria Zakharova
Physics
Factors That Affect the Accuracy of 3-Dimensional Acoustic Locating for Sound Emitting Objects.
ESRF
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Germany
Michael Laue
Chemistry
Preparation of Electrically Conductive Carbon Layers by Chemical Converting Graphene Oxide
 
 
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) Prizes
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Austria
Lorenz Leutgeb, Moritz Wanzenböck
Computing
Variable Neighborhood Search for the Partition Graph Coloring Problem
France
Adrielle Laury Rakotomalala, Aymeric Stéphane Jacquin, Benjamin Michaël Georges Lazard
Engineering
The chameleon robot
Lithuania
Edvinas Misiukevičius
Biology
Daylily (Hemerocallis L.). A New Method of Breeding and Cultivation
 
2014 Intel ISEF Prizes
Country
Contestants
Scientific Field
Project Title
Slovakia
Emília Petríková
Medicine
Aspirin and salicylic acid in the combination with inhibition of PI3K promote cell death in malignant melanoma
 
Poland
Aleksander Horawa
 
Mathematics
Invariants of Finite Metric Spaces
European Schools
Alexander Heron Thanos
Engineering
Submergible Energy Apparatus – Linearly Extending Generator
 
EuCheMS special donated Prize
Country
Contestant
Age
Scientific Field
Project Title
Estonia
Mari Liis Pedak
 
Environment
Analysis of the aquatic humic substances in Lake Harku using high pressure liquid chromatography
 
Host Special Donated Prizes
 
President of the Senate's Prize
Country
Contestant
Scientific Field
Project Title
Estonia
Martin Talvik
Social sciences
Estonian High School Students’ Attitude Towards Global Problems and Change of Perception between 1991 and 2012
 
President of the Academy of Sciences' Prize
Country
Contestant
Scientific Field
Project Title
Estonia
Kristiin Resik
Chemistry
Polymer coating PolyE-323 for capillary electrophoresis of compound lipids
 
Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports Prize for Talent
Country
Contestant
Scientific Field
Project Title
USA
Zeyu Liu
Engineering
A Novel Modular Repulsive Type Hybrid Magnetic Bearing for FES Systems
 
Mayor of Prague 1 Prize for Innovation
Country
Contestant
Scientific Field
Project Title
New Zealand
Hannah Wai Yin Ng
Medicine
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