Campus Life

U of L iGEM team a Regional finalist

The University of Lethbridge's International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team achieved finalist status at the 2011 Americas Regional Jamboree in Indianapolis, Ind. recently, advancing to the World Championship Jamboree, Nov. 5-7 in Cambridge, Mass.

The U of L iGEM team, led by Dr. HJ Wieden, was one of four schools that achieved finalists status, along with Brown-Stanford, Yale University and the eventual Regional champion, University of Washington. Using primarily undergraduate students to compete against a field of mainly masters and doctoral level students, speaks well to the excellence of the U of L team.

Already recognized as one of the top 10 per cent of iGEM teams in the world, the U of L team will now turn its focus to the World Championship Jamboree to be held at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge next month.

To check out the U of L's results from Regionals, follow this link.