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15.12.10. Synthetic biology team take gold

A UCL student team has won gold in a prestigious synthetic biology design competition for undergraduates across the globe. A UCL student team has won gold in a prestigious synthetic biology design competition for undergraduates, competing against 128 other leading universities across the globe. The team, drawn from a number of departments at UCL, won the gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM), an annual, undergraduate synthetic biology design competition run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The triumph built on UCL’s success in 2009, when the student team took silver the first year UCL entered the competition. Read full text