Good Luck to our iGEM Team!

Three of our current undergraduate students, Harsh Sheth, Younus Essa and Rachel Boyd together with one student who graduated last year and is now studying for a PhD (Alan Koh) are off to Boston, MA to take part in the iGEM competition.

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition aimed at undergraduate university students. Newcastle received a gold medal last year (see

We would like to wish the team an enjoyable and successful trip to Boston.

You can see details of their project (BacillaFilla) on their website (

published on: 25th October 2010