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What happens next?

For many of the winners, being a laureate of the EU Contest for Young Scientists marks the first step on a path towards a successful career.

Lina Tomasella, Italy

First Prize, 1989

Project: Toxicity of colour dyes used as tracers
Following her success at the contest, Lina studied physics at university and eventually went on to work on the European Space Agencys Rosetta space mission. Lina credits the prize with giving her self confidence an important boost. For this reason I pursued very firmly my aim to be a researcher in the future, she comments.

Graham Miller, UK

Second Prize, 1990

Project: Investigation of oils used in soap manufacturing
Grahams project attracted the attention of the company Unilever. They sponsored him throughout his university studies, and after graduation, gave him a job. The EU Contest is a prestigious event and is held in high esteem by employers, he says.

Gergely Eberhardt, Hungary

Third Prize, 1995

Project: A virus recognition programme to prevent computer infection
After the contest, Gergely perfected his programme and won a number of other awards for his work. Following a degree in software design, he embarked on a career with Hungarys biggest anti-virus company.

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