BU Team Wins Gold at Genetically Engineered Machines Competition

in BU News, Institute News
December 12th, 2012

Monique De Freitas (MET ’13) and Shawn Jin (SAR ’15) present during the iGEM competition, which is dedicated to advancing the field of synthetic biology.

Monique De Freitas (MET ’13) and Shawn Jin (SAR ’15) present during the iGEM competition, which is dedicated to advancing the field of synthetic biology.

 

An undergraduate team from BU took first place in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Americas East competition, leading to a presentation at the World Championship last month across the river in Cambridge, MA. The iGEM Foundation focuses on advancing the field of synthetic biology. Team members Monique De Freitas (MET ’13) and Shawn Jin (SAR ’15) worked over the summer and into the fall on methods to track data about genetic circuits.

The team is advised by Prof. Douglas Densmore of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who is also a Junior Faculty Fellow of the Hariri Institute.

The full story is at ECE.