Student Team

iGEM

Every year, an iGEM Eindhoven student team participates in the International Genetic Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. In 2018, iGEM Eindhoven worked on creating a living biomaterial for wound healing applications.

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Advancing Synthetic Biology

The iGEM competition was organized for the first time in 2003 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It has grown over the years and is now the largest synthetic biology competition, with more than 360 teams participating from all over the world. Since 2012, Eindhoven University of Technology participates in the iGEM competition. Each year, a new student team starts with their own research project. With support from the academic staff of the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems, the Eindhoven teams have accomplished interesting results and even won prices for Best New Application and Best Innovation in Measurement.

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THE 2018 TEAM

Last year, Eindhoven was represented by twelve students from various master and bachelor studies. With our project, named Gelcatraz, Eindhoven won a gold medal and received two nominations in the overgraduate category. With Gelcatraz, Eindhoven aimed to treat wound infections in a way that would be more selective, local and sustainable compared to current treatment methods.

The 2017 team

We are seven students from the University of Technology Eindhoven. Together we are one of the official student teams of this university. This year we had the opportunity to participate in the iGEM competition. We were all very motivated to do this because of our common interest synthetic biology and we all liked to develop other skills like presenting, working together or talking to companies for sponsoring. If you want to know more about what we did in the past few months, visit our website.

Although we were very driven to get nice results, we could not have done this alone. Our advisors were a big help. We also could not have done this without all our sponsors.

 

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