A female student at Rawalpindi’s Prime Academy has received accolades at a US-based online Summer Science Program (SSP) for designing a fungicide to protect crops.
With these laurels, Anushay Anjum has joined 35 other top international students taking Science and its related subjects who excelled in the program that lasted for more than five weeks. Together, they spent more than 300 hours collecting and studying data in groups of three and used standard laboratory techniques and simulation software to confirm their researches.
Anjum and her colleagues studied an enzyme that lives inside fungal pathogens and successfully designed a small molecule inhibitor that protects crops from the fungus under study.
Besides these achievements, the students were also given the opportunity to interact with a prominent roster of guest speakers, including two Nobel Laureates — physicist Eric Cornell, and oncologist James Allison.