The winners of the 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have been announced.
Maria Louise Fufezan, 16, and Diana Bura, 15, from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan in Dublin won the two top awards for their project 'An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans'.
The transition year students investigated if the enzymes added to a large amount of animal feeds in industrialized farms decrease the lifespan of Caenorhabdtis Elegans.
Maria and Diana were presented with a cheque for €5,000 and the BTYSTE perpetual trophy.
They will now represent Ireland at the European Union Young Scientist competition in Brussels.