The AAT Project
Global Youth Ambassador

Aditya Mohan

Age: 18

Has been awarded in numerous scientific competitions with his work on biofuels, HIV, and cancer research

Aditya Mohan is a youth leader in STEM from Ottawa, Ontario who has always been keenly interested in science and the potential it holds to make a difference in the world. Over the years, Aditya has been awarded numerous scientific awards based on his work on biofuels, HIV, and cancer research.

In 2012, to help mitigate the issue of costs, Aditya designed a novel Algal Biofuel extraction process which produces industry-grade biofuel at the fraction of its current cost.

Soon after, Aditya began working at a research lab, where he studied the cellular interactions found in chronic diseases such as HIV. He began to research molecular immunology and ultimately developed a novel HIV treatment to stimulate the production of anti-viral CD8+ T Cells. Through this project, he won many national and regional awards including the prestigious Canadian Manning Innovation Award.

Aditya’s latest project involves bioengineering the common cold virus for applications in cancer treatment. His virus has worked very well in on multiple cancers and hold a lot of potential moving forward. His project has earned him many international and national accolades including the 1st place award at the International Science and Engineering Fair and being named as the National BioGENEius of Canada.

Asides from science, Aditya also pursues a wide array of extracurricular activities. Aditya has competed in and won multiple national competitions for the visual arts and creative writing and is an avid basketball player. He currently leads a regional organization based on the principles of micro-finance to provide his entrepreneurial aid to individuals in developing nations. Aditya leads an initiative called PROJECT PULSE that aims provide a bridge between professionals and aspiring students. Aditya has also started a charity called CanSMILE which aims to help cancer patients across Canada.

“At the end of the day, every pursuit of excellence both begins and ends with a passion,” says Mohan.

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