The University of Lethbridge iGEM team won a Gold Medal at the iGEM International competition in Boston on October 31 - Nov 2, 2009. 112 teams competed in the competition for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Only 10 Canadian teams received gold medals, and three of which went to teams in Alberta - Lethbridge, Calgary and Alberta Team (UofA). Gold is given for the fulfillment of the complete judging criteria, listed under judging criteria (see link below).
U of L team members were led by Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden and included: Jeffrey Fischer, Alix Blackshaw, Lisza Bruder, Mackenzie Coatham, Ashley Duncan, Kirsten Rosler, Roxanne Shank and Megan Torry.
"The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. Student teams are given a kit of biological parts at the beginning of the summer from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Working at their own schools over the summer, they use these parts and new parts of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living cells. This project design and competition format is an exceptionally motivating and effective teaching method." For full details, see the iGEM page at http://2009.igem.org/About.
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