The eighth season of the university’s Innovation Competition was the first time that students presented their projects in English.
“The Impact of High Salt Exposure on the Cardiovascular Development in Early Chick Embryo” project won the award for the ‘Best Project’ and the “Phenols, Tannins, Flavonoids Responsible for the Increase in Platelets During Dengue Fever” project won the ‘Most Popular Project’.
Seven teams attended the competition organized by the Academic Department of JNU and sponsored by the International School of JNU. It was held in the South Campus library on October 13, 2016. The competition also honored two projects with the ‘Good Project Award’: “Burning Beauty - Combining Commercial Advertising and Public Service Ads” project, and “Research of the ‘Homing’ Functions of WJMSCs”.
“The Impact of High Salt Exposure on the Cardiovascular Development in Early Chick Embryo” project was led by two International School Clinical Medicine students from the class of 2011, Wei Yifan and Zhang Nuan. This project impressed the competition panel with their study that high salt exposure dramatically increased chick embryonic mortality during embryo development. The “Phenols, Tannins, Flavonoids Responsible for the Increase in Platelets During Dengue Fever” project was led by an international team with 3 International School M.B.B.S. and Clinical Medicine students from China, India and Canada respectively. This most popular project impressed the competition audience with the excellent international cooperation on the study to investigate the components present in papaya leaves that will help to increase platelet counts in dengue-infected mice.
Jinan University does a great deal to foster many new academic projects and businesses based on these innovations.
Written by Tracy
Revised by Raewyn