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November 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM

University of Washington students win world synthetic biology competition

A team of students from the University of Washington today won the 2011 iGEM World Jamboree synthetic biology competition held at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.

iGEM stands for International Genetically Engineered Machine. Teams of students at the jamboree were given a kit of biological parts and asked to design and build biological systems.

In early October, the UW team won the iGEM Americas Regional Jamboree in Indianapolis, where they competed against other teams from North and South America.

The UW team is made up of undergraduate students from many departments and its advisors are UW faculty members Eric Klavins and David Baker, along with electrical engineering graduate student Rob Egbert.

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