Our University’s student wins the Polish edition of the EUCYS 2020 competition

Sebastian Machera - a first-year student of medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw and biotechnology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, won the first prize at this year's Polish Edition of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). It is a prestigious event that allows young undergraduates studying science to present their scholar achievements.

The young researcher from our University, who is especially interested in cardiovascular diseases, has been awarded for a project in the field of chemistry entitled "Electrochemical immunosensor for detecting human cardiac troponin T based on M13 bacteriophages selected by phage display". The sensor, currently under development, will be used  to diagnose patients affected by myocardial infarction faster and in a more effective way. According to the laureate, the development of the technology of the markerless sensors may contribute to a significant reduction of costs and simplification of medical procedures. As a result, the quality of provided medical services will be improved. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Our student shared the first prize with: Adam Barański from XIV S. Staszic Secondary School, Jarosław Brodecki from Public High School of the Technical University of Łódź and Aleksander Łysomirski from II S. Batory Secondary School.

The EU Contest for Young Scientists gives students a remarkable opportunity to compete with their peers at European level. It is also a chance to meet other students with similar interests, and to be guided by some of the most prominent scientists in Europe. The contest is an initiative of the European Commission under the Science and Society programme. It was set up to promote the ideals of cooperation and information exchange between young scientists. Polish eliminations to EUCYS, which is organized since 1995, are coordinated by the National Fund for Children.



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