Tuesday, October 16, 2012
News Brief: Carnegie Mellon Students Advance to International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition's World Championship JamboreeA 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: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2012/october/oct12_syntheticbiology.html
Pictured above are (from left) Peter Wei, Cheemeng Tan, Eric Pederson, Yang Choo and Natasa Miskov-Zivanov.