Making a Magic Herb Against SARS
A.B. Lucas S.S.
SARS-coronavirus establishes its infection via mucosal routes. To develop an oral vaccine, we generated transgenic plants expressing an antigenic region of a viral protein fused with a mucosal carrier protein. The fusion protein showed binding capacity to mucosal receptors. Thus, this novel approach has great potential for effectively preventing SARS.
|Bronze Medal – Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sponsor: Rx&D Health Research Foundation
|The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Bronze Medallist – $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
|Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Award
Sponsor: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
|Genome Canada Awards
Intermediate – Second place
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