Advinus Therapeutics wins BioQuizitive 2010
Our News Bureau – Bengaluru
| (Left to Right) Sudhir Pai, Managing Director of Lotus Clinical Research Academy and Dr Arshad Mohammed, Director Clinical Data Management at Quintiles with Suraj Menon and Dr Siddhartha De from Advinus Therapeutics, the National Winners of
After a successful run across Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bengaluru Regional Rounds with more than 175 teams participating, the Grand Finale of BioQuizitive 2010 – India’s first and largest Life Sciences Quiz for corporates hosted by Lotus Clinical Research Academy (LCRA) was held at the St Johns Auditorium in Koramangala, Bengaluru on September 26. Suraj Menon and Dr Siddhartha De from Advinus Therapeutics emerged victorious in the National Finals of BioQuizitive 2010 and won a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs as well as a Grand Trophy. The quiz was conducted by well known QuizMaster Prakash Subbarao of the Bangalore Quiz Group.
The national finalists were Advinus Therapeutics from Mumbai, Torrent Research Centre from Ahmedabad, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories from Hyderabad and Jubilant Biosys from Bengaluru. Every regional round comprised of a preliminary written round of 20 questions and followed by the regional finals where the top four teams faced off each other for the regional championships that gave the winners a Sony Vaio laptop and the runners up a Sony cyber-shot camera.
There were many questions for the audience titled ‘Audience Quotient’. There was also a City Special comprising of ten questions on Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bengaluru where audiences were quizzed on city trivia. The corporate quiz brought together the sharpest quizzing minds to battle it out at the regional and national championships. During the regional round once the contestants were on stage it was an interesting series of five quiz rounds culminating with an exciting connection round. The five rounds were titled Walk the Talk, Fox Trot, Canterbuzzing, Galloping Ahead and Finish Line.
Commenting on the National Finals of BioQuizitive 2010 Sudhir Pai, Managing Director, LCRA said, “It has given us immense satisfaction to host the regional rounds at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. We are fascinated by the level of quizzing and the sharp minds revealed during these contests. We congratulate Suraj Menon and Dr Siddhartha De from Advinus Therapeutics, the National Winners of BioQuizitive 2010. Moving forward we would like to cover more cities and see enhanced participation from many more avid quizzers across India during the 2011 edition.”
The competition began in Mumbai on 4th September, then moved to Ahmedabad on the 5th, Hyderabad on the 18th and finally arrived at Bengaluru for both the regional and the national finals.
Besides Pai, Dr Saral Thangam, Managing Director, Norwich Clinical Services and Dr Arshad Mohammed, Director Clinical Data Management, Quintiles gave away the prizes to the winners of BioQuizitive 2010.