Young Scientists Contest


The 18th European Union Contest for Young Scientists


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Biology - Estonia


Project: Viviparous blenny (or viviparous eelpout) (Zoarces viviparus) as an indicator of pollution of the Gulf of Riga

Presented by: Martin Silts

Biology - Georgia


Project: The physiological and reparative regeneration of liver (the hepatopancreas) by Helix lucorum

Presented by: Lela Gachechiladze

Biology - Portugal


Project: Toxic effects induced by Mn2+ in Allium cepa L

Presented by: Maria de Fatima Brandao, Pedro Gonçalves, Joana Silva

Biology - Spain


Project: From 606 to PCR (Paul Ehrlich’s legacy: From salvarsan to antibiotics)

Presented by: Gerard Frigola Quintana

Biology - Turkey


Project: Antimask

Presented by: Gorkem Gokcelioglu, Burcu Karagoz

Biology - United Kingdom


Project: Bacterial cross-contamination during food and drink distribution

Presented by: David Bendell

Biology - USA


Project: The influence of gravity on the human heart

Presented by: Mary Martha Douglas, Alison Liu

Chemistry - China


Project: Reusable novel paper for calligraphy and painting exercises: The application of nanotechnology for preparing material for calligraphy and painting

Presented by: Zheheng Shi

Chemistry - Latvia


Project: Obtaining oxalic acid from wood

Presented by: Aleksandrs Ivanajevs

Chemistry - Poland


Project: Synthesis of new potential β-blockers

Presented by: Tomasz Wdowik

Chemistry - Sweden


Project: Attempts to synthesize a lactam from the marine sponge Halichondria melanodocia

Presented by: Rasha Salman

Chemistry - United Kingdom


Project: Analysis of the water-soluble constituents of the herbal product guacatonga

Presented by: Alexander Saville

Computer Science - Bulgaria


Project: Virtualfield=Chemistry laboratory

Presented by: Boyan Mihaylov

Computer Science - Czech Republic


Project: The Prisoners’ Dilemma and self-learning algorithms

Presented by: Ján Zahornadsk

Computer Science - Hungary


Project: A directional compass implemented on a mobile phone

Presented by: Andras Gilyen

Computer Science - Hungary


Project: Transneuronal viral tract-tracing: Computer assistance and 3D modelling

Presented by: Matyas Pajkos, Balint Racz

Computer Science - Israel


Project: Sentence completion using a learning algorithm

Presented by: Matan Peled

Computer Science - Italy


Project: The digital “Bobby”: An approach to computer-aided traffic control

Presented by: Andrea Bartezzaghi, Ruggero Caravita, Luca Riva

Computer Science - Lithuania


Project: Real estate business simulator

Presented by: Jonas Abromaitis, Mantas Kavaliauskas

Computer Science - Slovakia


Project: Syntactic parser of English sentences – proof-of-concept

Presented by: Andrej Pancik

Computer Science - Slovakia


Project: The FTDGX2 robot

Presented by: David Gustafik, Filip Toth

Computer Science - Turkey


Project: An electromechanical converter that converts digital text files into Braille text

Presented by: Sefa Kursat Demirbas

Engineering - Austria


Project: The development of a completely new electrothermal mechanical de-icing system for aircraft

Presented by: Michael Kaiser, Johannes Kienl

Engineering - Austria


Project: DSP-implementation of a discrete modulation for very low frequencies: "Making a complete ECG signal audible"

Presented by: Samantha Burggraf, Stana Cuskic, Ulrike Pawlitsch

Engineering - China


Project: Double-function solar energy and thermal power: “A household power station”

Presented by: Di jin

Engineering - Norway


Project: Effect of an underwater barrier on the speed of a tsunami

Presented by: Narges Kaynia

Engineering - Russia


Project: Laser-optical measurement of various displacements

Presented by: Vitaly Nesmelov, Vitaly Paukaev

Engineering - Slovakia


Project: Projection of welding during training

Presented by: Jan Belica, Milan Beran

Engineering - Switzerland


Project: From book to text file: Realisation of a book scanner, and the programming of OCR software

Presented by: Christian Graber, Elias Müggler

Engineering - United Kingdom


Project: Visualising the future

Presented by: Leon Chen

Environment - Denmark


Project: Purification of water with active carbon derived from nutshells

Presented by: Kaare Thode Joergensen, Jakob Refer Thygesen

Environment - Estonia


Project: The effect of environmental knowledge on the personal interests and self-assessment of students in Estonian compulsory schooling

Presented by: Peeter Jürviste

Environment - Georgia


Project: The effects of arsenic-polluted soil on children and adolescents

Presented by: Ioseb Aladashvili, Ann Sturua

Environment - Italy


Project: New strategies for legionella prevention in warm sanitary water of plumbing systems

Presented by: Francesca Cristofoli, Alberto Maniago, Anna Chiara Pirona

Environment - Lithuania


Project: The impact of household detergents on aquatic ecosystems, and their biological degradation or: “What do we pour down our sinks?”

Presented by: Justinas Teiserskas

Environment - Malta


Project: Quarry rehabilitation, waste management & sustainable agricultural development

Presented by: Charlene Galea, Ryan Mizzi, Charles Zahra

Environment - Portugal


Project: The decline of cork tree and holm oak stands

Presented by: Eduardo Guerreiro, Estela Guerreiro, Rita Silva

Environment - Spain


Project: Unusual oil reserves: Bottom tar in the Mediterranean and oil in foraminifera

Presented by: Marc Campeny Crego, Marc Oliva Bernal

Mathematics - Bulgaria


Project: Numerical studies of two-dimensional gravity waves of inviscid fluids in channels

Presented by: Dimitar Iliev

Mathematics - Latvia


Project: Pentomino twins

Presented by: Inga Saknite, Madars Virza

Mathematics - Poland


Project: Geometric transformation relating the Euler and Nagel lines

Presented by: Michal Marcinkowski

Mathematics - Russia


Project: An expert system: “Triangles: equality and tracing”

Presented by: Ivan Dzeva

Mathematics - Sweden


Project: The Golden Ratio in nature

Presented by: Anders Johansson, Hanna Nykvist, Stina Weststrand

Medicine - Denmark


Project: A new plant-based drug against cancer: The effect on the cell membrane

Presented by: Mette Gade Hyldgaard

Medicine - Georgia


Project: How to avoid alternative interpretations of cerebral blood flow data obtained by ultrasound

Presented by: Nino Chachibaia

Physics - Belarus


Project: The possibility of changing orbits of small bodies in the solar system

Presented by: Aliaksei Kavaliou

Physics - Bulgaria


Project: A method to measure refractive indices, birefringence and the thickness of a thin anisotropic layer

Presented by: Georgi Dyankov

Physics - Finland


Project: A passive sound-based method to determine the velocity of a moving object

Presented by: Juho Roponen

Physics - France


Project: A thermometer lens for adaptive optics

Presented by: Clemence Bernardy, Perrine Cagneaux

Physics - France


Project: Thermoelectricity: How to improve the efficiency of engines and save energy

Presented by: Etienne Delaunay, Theodore Giffard, Alexandre Lucas

Physics - Germany


Project: Flight curves of table-tennis balls

Presented by: Johannes Burkart, Alexander Joos

Physics - Germany


Project: Climatic differences in the region of Hildesheim

Presented by: Denis Moeller

Physics - Germany


Project: Radial velocity measurement of spectroscopic binaries

Presented by: Thomas Gigl

Physics - Israel


Project: The use of superconducting levitation to transport objects without contamination

Presented by: Polina Kurtser, Leon Levitsky, Daniel Zastenker

Physics - Israel


Project: Estimating the age of water in aquifers

Presented by: Shifa Mahamid

Physics - Japan


Project: The study of air columns created by water flow

Presented by: Koutaro Sunago

Physics - Latvia


Project: A high-density nanoelectromechanical device

Presented by: Kristina Erta

Physics - Poland


Project: The relationship between the position of a rotating mast and the efficiency of a mainsail

Presented by: Alexander Petrenko

Physics - Spain


Project: Spectrometry by webcam

Presented by: Iñigo Barbed Martin, Carlos Pardo

Physics - Switzerland


Project: Computation of rigid-body dynamics

Presented by: Florian Naef

Social Sciences - Austria


Project: Playing material to promote the cognitive, visual, tactile and sensomotoric development of infants and toddlers

Presented by: Carmen Walter

Social Sciences - Lithuania


Project: Student activity in science events

Presented by: Dalia Vitkute, Milda Vitkute

Social Sciences - Norway


Project: Trading principles: How and why did the Norwegian Labour Party shift its views on Leo Trotsky during his exile in Norway: June 1935 - December 1936?

Presented by: Martin Rydland