Award-Winning Videos on Molecular Mechanisms of Targeted Cancer Therapies

05/16 PDB101 News

<A href="">Visit PDB-101 to view the winning entries.</a><BR>Note: Videos are intended for communication and not rigorous scientific review.Visit PDB-101 to view the winning entries.
Note: Videos are intended for communication and not rigorous scientific review.

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

High school students are excellent science communicators. The submitted entries in this year's Video Challenge demonstrate tremendous creativity and used many storytelling approaches to communicate the Molecular Mechanisms of Targeted Cancer Therapies.

Congratulations to the 2023 Prize Winners

  • Judges' Award First Place and Viewer's Choice Award
    Breast Cancer Chess Championship: Trastuzumab vs HER2 Receptor
    By Joan Ashreya Mare, Grace Lee, and Ananya Vakkalanka of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor, New Jersey
    Team advisor: Mrs. Meenakshi Bhattacharya
  • Judges' Award Second Place
    Fighting Cancer by Targetting G12C
    By Amanda Nguyen, Kristen Ngo, and Gavin Gonzales of Mira Mesa High School, San Diego, CA
    Team advisor: Mrs. Lisa Yoneda
  • Judges' Award Third Place
    Investigating the Role of VEGF in Targeted Therapy for Cancer
    By Victoria Silva of Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
    Team advisor: Mrs. Samantha Sforza

Our panel of expert judges (Irina Bezsonova, UCONN Health; Paul Craig, RIT; X.F. Steven Zheng, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey) scored the videos based on Quality of Storytelling (30%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%).

The general public voted for the Viewer's Choice Award.

This marks the 10th and final Video Challenge hosted by PDB-101. Since the inaugural event in 2014, 376 videos have been created by more than one thousand high school students to highlight the structural stories of HIV, Diabetes, Anti-microbial Resistance, Opioids, and Cancer. We thank the teachers and students for their support over the years.

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