On October 28th (local time), international Genetically Engineered Machine Competition 2018 was successfully concluded. With four nominations of best single awards this year, the team of Nankai University won another gold medal for the third consecutive year, making the best record in history.
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition that was inaugurated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Held at Hynes Convention Center, Boston, iGEM 2018 has attracted over 5000 participants of 340 teams from more than 40 countries in finals.
iGEM provides a platform for competition and communication among world students in synthetic biology. Working at their local laboratories over the summer, the teams are free to choose a project. At the annual‘iGEM Jamboree' teams from all continents meet in Boston for a scientific conference where they present their projects to each other and to a scientific jury of judges. With much overseas media coverage annually, world top journals such as Nature, Science, Scientific American and The Economist, pay special attention to iGEM competition.
Source: Nankai News
Written by Junhui Wu and Yu Zhao
Edited by Ruoyan Yan