Two Perth high school students will compete in an international science competition in the United States later this year.
Year 10 Presbyterian Ladies' College student Abbey Mardon and Tess Douglass, a year 11 from Iona Presentation College will take part in the International BioGENEius Challenge finals in Boston in June.
with the world's biggest biotechnology conference, BIO 2012
Science and Innovation Minister John Day said the winning research projects were very relevant to the State and would have "real life implications".
"These exceptional students have achieved wonderful results under the stewardship of their mentors from the WA science community," Mr Day said.
Abbey, of Wembley, looked at improving the waste treatment process in piggeries, while Tess, of Mosman Park, completed a project that could help the development of new devices that can detect breast cancer during surgery.