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UCSF iGEM Team Wins 2 Awards and Takes Home Gold!

September 28, 2015

At the International iGEM Jamboree in Boston held this past weekend, the UCSF iGEM team -- which has been researching in Center labs for the past 4 months -- presented their work to an worldwide audience and were honored with multiple awards!


This year, over 280 teams registered and 2700 students attended the competition. The UCSF team took home the top prize for their topic area: Best Information Processing Project. Additionally, the team took home the award for Best Wiki, which honors excellence in communication through a team's website, and were nominated as well for Best Presentation. To top it all off, they received a Gold Medal which honors overall excellence in achieving a number of team goals over the summer. Read more about their project on their wiki, or watch their project video below:



 We are so proud of this year's team and are excited about their amazing contributions to science research, at the ages of 18-22! The team was made up of 5 recently graduated students from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, and 5 undergraduates from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. To find out more about our iGEM program, please see our website.


The 2015 iGEM Team at the Giant Jamboree (from left): Nicholas Suen, Eleanor Amidei, Joshua Nowak, Erika Cagampan, Samantha Lee, Hunter Collins, Stanlee Quach, Erik Lamp, Jeffrey Shu, and Jasmine Sims.

The 2015 iGEM Team reacts to hearing they won Best Information Processing project!


Photos credited to iGEM Foundation and Justin Knight.