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Undergraduates Receive Recognition for Synthetic Biology Projects at 2017 iGEM Jamboree

December 20, 2017


Two student teams from BU were recognized for their scientific achievements during the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Giant Jamboree.


Last month, iGEM hosted more than 3,000 participants from 44 countries who showcased their work at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. iGEM is a non-profit organization, and the Jamboree is their annual competition for students who want to explore synthetic biology research. The competition is a culmination of eight months of rigorous research where teams are judged on an oral presentation, a poster, their team Wiki and a question-and-answer session with the judges. The two teams, BostonU Wet Lab and BostonU Hardware, won a silver and a gold medal respectively and the Hardware team also took home the prize for Best Hardware Project.


Read the rest of the article from BU's ENGineer magazine here.

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