Diana Bura & Mari Louise Fufezan win 3rd prize at the 28th European Union Contest for Young Scientists

September 20, 2016 0

BT Young Scientist 2016 winners Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura from Loreto secondary school in Balbriggan have won third prize for their project at the 28th European Union Contest for Young Scientists.  Diana and Maria who were the overall winners of BT Young Scientist 2016  were chosen to represent Ireland after winning the BT Young Scientist award in January.

Their project ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans’.

The European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists, an initiative of the European Commission, was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. The Contest is the annual showcase of the best of European student scientific achievement and as such attracts widespread media interest. A total of 45 different countries have taken part in European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)  since 1989

A big congratulation to Diana, Maria and their teacher Dr Niamh McNally and Loreto school on another fantastic achievement.


Mayor of Fingal Cllr David O’Connor, Maria Louise Fufezan,Diana Bura and teacher Dr Niamh McNally


Maria Louise Fufezan & Diana Bura pictured back in January when they won the overall prize at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2016