Monday, 19 October 2015

Congratulations Macquarie iGEM team!

Well I'm a couple of weeks behind on this news, so much for the immediacy of blogging. Anyway, great news from the Macquarie iGEM student team, who have been in Boston to compete at the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Jamboree. This is an international synthetic biology competition with student teams from 280 universities around the world. Last year I went along with our team as an advisor and watched them win a gold medal.

The 2015 Macquarie iGEM team has done even better than last year's team. They won a gold medal for their project "Solar Synthesisers", plus they were runner up for the Best Energy Project and were finalists for the Best Basic New Part and Best Model. Fantastic job! Congratulations to all of the medal and prize winners at the 2015 iGEM Jamboree, full results here. Great to see other Australian teams competing, with UNSW, University of Sydney and ANU also successful at IGEM.

The 2015 Macquarie IGEM team with their poster in Boston