Science prize winners 2017

Below is the full list of Science prize winners 2017.


Project Title

Competitor Names

School Name


GSK UK Young Scientists of the Year

Do Birds have a favourite colour?

George Rabin and Ed Thurlow

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre

South West

Junior Science Runner Up

Bacterial Growth in Light

Daniel Clark and Tyler Whiteoak

Oriel High School

South East

Junior Science Runner Up

Should We Power Down to Power Up?

Edward Gaffney, Ryan McKee and Cathal Rice

St. Patrick’s High School

Northern Ireland

Junior Science Runner Up

Investigating the Effect of Various Dietary Supplements on the Activity of Lipase in Digesting Fats

Maeve Stillman

St. Mary’s College

Northern Ireland

Junior Science Winner Up

Spicing up a Spacesuit

Tabitha Fox and Aimée Schilder

Felsted Preparatory School


Intermediate Science Runner Up

Beats, the effect of music on heart rate

Gina Ardines, Vienna Cooper and Naina Trivedi

St. Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School

South East

Intermediate Science Runner Up

Investigating the Effect of Reheating Pasta on its rate of Digestion by Amylase

Lauren McCallion and Rebecca Wright

St. Mary's College

Northern Ireland

Intermediate Science Runner Up

Shells, Colour and Global Warming

Amelia Bridel, Eden Latter and Molly Simpson

The Ladies' College Guernsey


Intermediate Science Winner

Developing a multi-step approach to treat triple-negative and other breast cancers

Krtin Nithiyannandam

Sutton Grammar School


Senior Science Runner Up

A Tale of Two Settlements

Marcus Boyd

Calderglen High School


Senior Science Runner Up

An investigation into whether Fgf plays a role in restricting Neurogenesis in the midbrain

Christine Addae-Kyereme

Portsmouth High School

South East

Senior Science Runner Up

The Impact of Novel AgroChemicals on the activity of the Mariane Intertidal Amphipod Echinogammarus Marinus

Mhairi McCann

St. Columba's High School


Senior Science Winner

Investigating charge-transfer states in organic donor-acceptor molecules

Chantal Goulder

Queen Elizabeth's Sixth Form College

North East