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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee talks science with summer iGEM students

August 16, 2011

Mayor Edwin Lee visited the UCSF Mission Bay campus on August 16th for a press conference announcing  the first annual Bay Area Science Festival (October 29-November 6, 2011). While on campus, he dropped by to see the iGEM team in action, and learned about their project on developing synthetic biofilms and cell-cell interactions in yeast. The Mayor highlighted his discussions with the iGEM students in his remarks to the press. Meet the UCSF iGEM team and listen to the Mayor's remarks in the 2011 team movie. The Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology will also be participating in the Mission Bay Life Sciences Day as part of the upcoming Bay Area Science Festival. Read more about the UCSF press conference and Bay Area Science Festival here: UCSF news