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Arctic-Ceuticals

Student: Adrian Howie

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 11 - Citadel High School

The purpose of this project is to identify bioactive compounds from various species of arctic algae that can benefit human health.

This project tested ten species of algae, for possible nutraceutical and pharmaceutical bioactives. Seven of the species showed potential, including samples with possible anticarcinogenic effects. This project showed that bioactives from Arctic algae could be the basis for compounds that save millions of lives.

2010 CWSF
  • Silver medal in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Sciences Senior Division
$9000.00 in Scholarships:
  • Dalhousie University ($2000)
  • University of Western Ontario ($2000)
  • University of British Columbia Science ($2000)
  • University of Ottawa ($3000)




Adrian Howie

Adrian Howie - Arctic-Ceuticals

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