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CLSI’s Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge recognizes high school students conducting outstanding life science research and takes place in early spring. Students in grades 9-12 may enter their life science/biotech related regional fair projects as long as they meet the criteria listed on the National competition web site. First- and second-place winners in CLSI’s Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge go on to compete in the National and, if successful, International Challenges at the BIO International Convention. Please check back in late fall for information regarding next year’s BioGENEius Challenge.

CLSI’s 2015 Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge

2013 Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge

CLSI’s 2015 Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge is now complete. Our finalists are going on to compete at the National BioGENEius Challenge. Read the press release announcing the winners of the 2015 BioGENEius Challenge.

CLSI’s 2015 Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge

When:                  April 14, 2015 (Tuesday)
Where:                The J. David Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

Keynote Address:
Dr. Michael L. Penn, Jr. MD, PhD, Vice President,Diversity, Outreach, and Mentoring, Gladstone Institutes
Career Panel Moderator:
Aarif Khakoo, Executive Director, Research and Site Head, Amgen South San Francisco
Career Panel Speakers:
Ambika Bumb, PhD, Founder and CEO, Bikanta Corporation
Eileen de Feo, Ph.D., Senior Director, Reproductive and Genetic Health Operations, Illumina
Rick Harkins, Principal Scientist, Bayer Healthcare
Seth Rogers, Ph.D, CEO, NeuroSave
Daniel Zwilling, M.Sc., Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Circuit Therapeutics

Local Challenge Awards:
First place: $2,000 
Second place: $1,000
Third place: $500

The first place winner of the Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge (and his/her chaperone) receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete against other regional winners at the International BioGENEius Challenge (see below).*

The U.S. BioGENEius Challenge
June12-16, 2015
BIO International Convention, Philadelphia, PA

U.S. International BioGENEius Challenge
When:                 June 12-16, 2015
Where:                BIO International Convention, Philadelphia, PA

International BioGENEius Cash Awards:
Global Healthcare Challenge
Grand Prize: $7,500
Global Sustainability Challenge
Grand Prize: $7,500
Global Environment Challenge
Grand Prize: $7,500

For complete information about the 2015 BioGENEius Challenge, please visit the national competition website.