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UCSF-UCB iGEM Team: The Importance of Collaboration

December 8, 2014

The 2014 iGEM Team was featured in an interview by GetSynBio about their team and the unique challenges they faces being a combined group of recent high school graduates and undergrads. 


This is the first year of collaboration between the UCSF iGEM program and UCB, who together were very successful. At the 2014 iGEM Giant Jamboree, the team walked away with a Gold Medal and the award for Best Presentation! The team thrived due to their mixed backgrounds, experiences, and education, speaking to the importance and benefits of diversity in research.