Biology is a branch of natural science, with emphasis on the structures, functions as well as the formation and development laws of organisms. The solutions to significant problems in the social development of human beings, to a large extent, rely on the progress and development of life science and biotechnology.

Founded in 2008 by the master mathematician Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, the S. -T. Yau High School Science Award inspires scientific innovations and is designed for Chinese high school students all over the world. Advocating innovative thinking and collaborative spirits, the Award dispenses with paper-delivered test format or standardized test answers and instead gives students the opportunity to participate by submitting academic papers. The Award aims at promoting the development of science education in high schools, stimulating students’ research interests and innovative capabilities, as well as discovering and cultivating young talents in scientific disciplines.


  • Stimulate students’ interest in Biological research among high school students
  • Encourage innovation in Biological thinking among high school students
  • Cultivate young Biology talents
  • Encourage articulation between high school teachers and university professors

Shing-Tung Yau High School Science Award (Biology) Winner, 2016

Gold Award

1. The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

The Neural Mechanism of Pitch Recognition and a Bionic Explore download
Member: Shun Li

Teacher: Jie Tang, Ye Liu

Silver Award

1. The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Pitcher Development in Nepenthes x ventrata download
Member: Yibing Du, Xiao Liu

Teacher: Feng Li

Brozen Award

1. The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University

Research, Innovation and Development of Multi-functional Protective Clothes for Hemodialysis download
Member: Yuhan Li

Teacher: Enyin Lai, Tao Xia

2. Hangzhou Green-Town Yuhua School

Evolution Talks: Flagellation Pattern and Fitness in Bacteria download
Member: Risheng Yang

Teacher: Min Yu, Haichun Gao

3. The First Middle School of Karamay

Primary Investigation on Antimicrobial Effect of the Extract of Wild Artemisia dracunculus L. Grown in Xinjiang download
Member: Zixuan Guo

Teacher: Shanshan Song

Honorable Mentions

1. Beijing National Day School

The Impact of City Noise on Call Structure of Magpie (Pica pica) and Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus) download
Member: Jianing Fang, Yunan Yan, Wanzheng Zheng

Teacher: Xiangmei Dou

2. The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Research and suggestion on the bacterial carrying and cleaning on the surface of mobile phone download
Member: Rui Deng, Zhenyue Zhang

Teacher: Yun Li

3. No.2 High School of East China Normal University

The effect of cactus Optunia on bronchial asthma download
Member: Jing Zhu

Teacher: Weiyi Lou

4. Chongqing Nankai Middle School

Effects of different concentrations of PM2.5 on cardiac structure and function download
Member: Lingke Yuan

Teacher: Shengbin Chen

5. Guangzhou No.6 Middle School

The Effect of Aluminum on the Nitrogen Fixation of Crocosphaera watsonii download
Member: Yiping Lu, Qilan Wu, Xiaotong Bi

Teacher: Jianling Song

Finalist Awards

1. The King’s Academy

The Ability of Elemene and Sulforaphane to Reverse the Resistance of MCF7R download
Member: Kaiyi Jiang

Teacher: Susan Reynolds

2. The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Efficacy of acute caffeine consumption on visual attention and shortterm memory in Chinese high school students: a randomized controlled trial download
Member: Yiran Xu, Xuanyu Zhou

Teacher: Chen Wang

3. No.2 High School of East China Normal University

Initial Search of the Species Diversity of Land snails in Sheshan Mountain, Shanghai and the Response Mechanism in the Various Environments download
Member: Yijie Zhu

Teacher: Weibo Wang

4. Oak Park High School

Blood Based Cancer Diagnosis Using Methylation Data from Circulating Cell-free DNA download
Member: Carol Kaile Sun

Teacher: Wenyuan Li, Xianghong Jasmine Zhou