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Sandeep Mangat, grade 10 student from the University of Winnipeg Collegiate

University of Winnipeg Collegiate students and twin brothers Sandeep and Mandeep Mangat were awarded silver medals at the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) on April 22, 2017. Both are supervised by Dr. Pram Tappia, a Clinical Research Scientist in the I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute.

The MSSS is an annual science event for students in Manitoba from grades 4 to 12, where over 500 young scientists presented their research to scientists and industry experts. The students have the opportunity to receive special awards, medals, program enrollments, scholarships, and trips valued over $30,000.

Sandeep Mangat, a grade 10 student, also received the Manitoba Neuroscience Network (MNN) special award for his Intermediate project – The Inhibitive Effects of Syzgium Aromaticum on Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease. His study shows that cloves have high antioxidant capacity and levels of polyphenols that may be beneficial in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.