Gold for the NUSgem team at the iGEM Competition

Gold for the NUSgem team at the iGEM Competition

Assoc Prof Poh Chueh Loo (left, first) with NUSgem team at iGEM 2017.

THE NUSgem team, led by Associate Professor Poh Chueh Loo from NUS Biomedical Engineering, clinched gold at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) held in Boston, USA (9-13 November 2017).

The team, which comprised students from NUS Biomedical Engineering, NUS Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as from other NUS faculties, were up against more than 300 teams from around the world.  Despite it being their first ever participation at iGEM 2017, the team worked hard and won the gold medal.

The iGEM Competition is a recognised platform for undergraduate students keen in the field of synthetic biology to design and showcase innovative ideas aimed at tackling world issues.

NUSgem members presenting at one of the iGEM sessions.
More NUSgem members presenting at another iGEM session.

Gold for the NUSgem team at the iGEM Competition