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UESTC iGEM team retained the gold medal in iGEM

published: 2014-11-04 09:51:00       hits: 

On the afternoon of November 3rd, EST, the 10th International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) ended in Boston. UESTC iGEM team “UESTC-Software” won the gold medal again and the experimental team “UESTC-China” also made a historical breakthrough— winning the silver medal.

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Aiming at CRISPR, the hottest research orientation in synthetic biology, our iGEM team “UESTC-Software” developed a software named “CRISPR-X” which is very convenient for users to find the splice site of gene knock-out. The team also made a mobile game “Bacteria war”, which received applause from the judges.

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The topic “PLANTS VS HCHO” selected by our experimental team “UESTC-China” also gained recognition and praise.

The competition this year cancelled the preliminaries held in every continent before. 245 teams with over 2,500 participants from all over the world directly went to Boston to compete for a championship.Five of the eight Ivy League Schools and seventeen of the twenty-five New Ivies took part in the competition. More than 20 key universities in China also participated in the match, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University and Tongji University.

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The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition that was initially held by MIT in 2004 and has gained its popularity.

Our iGEM team won the gold medal in the iGEM final last year. By virtue of eight-month training and our school’s full support, the team retained the title of champion this year.

Jessica