Student from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC School wins award in national Big Bang competition

A student from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC School, has been crowned as a winner of the prestigious Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

Ryan Parry won the ‘Senior Science 2023’ category in the finals of the competition, with their project ‘Viruses – The Next Phage of Antibiotics?’

The project aims to tackle of the global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Talking about their project, Ryan said, “I aim to replicate the success in using Bacteriophages as biological antibacterial against E.coli, in an attempt to find a solution to the slowly encroaching problem of antimicrobial resistance.”

Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, which runs The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition, said, “Congratulations to Ryan on their award. This is a brilliant achievement.

“We’ve been really impressed with all the entries received this year, but this project stood out as being particularly innovative.”

The UK Young Engineer and The UK Young Scientist of the Year were also announced at The Big Bang Fair.

Ranita Ariyibi from Colchester County High School for Girls, Essex won the Young Engineer award for her InterSign interpretation device project and Kaycee Deery, from St Mary’s College, Derry-Londonderry won the prestigious Young Scientist award for her Natural sunscreen preparations project.

To find out more about The Competition and discover all the 2023 winners, visit:

Image: Ryan Parry won the ‘Senior Science 2023’ category in the finals

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