Student, 16, invents new drug cocktail to fight cystic fibrosis, wins Canadian biotech competition

BioTalent Canada, Ottawa

10 May, 2011

Marshall_Zhang_397While many 16-year-olds are content with PlayStation, Toronto-area student Marshall Zhang used the Canadian SCINET supercomputing network to invent a new drug cocktail which could one day help treat cystic fibrosis.

The Grade 11 student at Bayview Secondary School in Richmond Hill so impressed eight eminent scientists at the National Research Council of Canada laboratories in Ottawa they awarded him first prize today in the 2011 Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge.

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