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Team from SJTU Won Another iGEM Gold Medal

November 20, 2017      Author: Zhang Yifan

On November 13th, 2017 Global Final of International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM), a top competition in the filed of synthetic biology, came to an end at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, US. SJTU-BioX-Shanghai, the team representing Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), won the eighth gold medal in the history of the competition. The competition this year attracted nearly 5000 participants of 337 teams from 44 countries, coming from internationally renowned universities such as Harvard University, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Peking University, Tsinghua University, SJTU, and etc.

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration.
iGEM runs three main programs: the iGEM Competition - an international team competition made up of predominantly undergraduate students interested in the field of synthetic biology; the Labs Program - a program for academic labs to use the same resources as the competition teams; and the Registry of Standard Biological Parts - a growing collection of genetic parts use for building biological devices and systems.