Grantham Scholar Nick Moody helped University of Sheffield students win a gold medal in an international synthetic biology (iGEM) contest.
Nick acted as the chemistry advisor on the Sheffield entry into the iGEM Competition.
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology. Every year they hold a competition for multidisciplinary teams. These teams have to work together to design, build, test, and measure a system of their own design. The system must use interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques.
The Sheffield team designed a device that helps slow down the development of antibiotic resistance. They presented their idea at the iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston. More than 300 teams, who represented 5,600 contest participants from 42 different countries, presented alongside side them.
Congratulations to iGEM Sheffield for getting a gold medal! And for being nominated for Best Diagnostics Project.
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Edited by Claire Moran.