CMU's iGEM Team Advances to World Championship-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CMU's iGEM Team Advances to World Championship

Pictured are (from left) Peter Wei, Cheemeng Tan, Eric Pederson, Yang Choo and Natasa Miskov-Zivanov.
Pictured are (from left) Peter Wei, Cheemeng Tan, Eric Pederson, Yang Choo and Natasa Miskov-Zivanov.

A team of undergraduate students from Carnegie Mellon University has been selected to advance to the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition's World Championship Jamboree to be held Nov. 2-5 in Cambridge, Mass. 

Using a kit of interchangeable biological parts and a fundamental knowledge of synthetic biology, the CMU students created a biosensor that can measure cellular activities. At the iGEM Americas East Regional Jamboree on Oct. 13-14, they were named one of four regional finalists from a field of 43 teams. They also were awarded a Gold Medal and a prize for the Best BioBrick Measurement Approach. 

Read more about the team's participation in the iGEM Americas East Regional Jamboree.

By: Jocelyn Duffy, jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu, 412-268-9982