There were over 300 teams and 5,000 participants at this year’s iGEM Giant Jamboree, but three teams were especially close to our hearts: Bristol, Oxford and Warwick. These three universities are the home of the SynBio Centre for Doctoral Training.
You can contact all of the teams or click on the team name to visit their wikis and learn more about what they did. Thanks in particular to Oxford and Warwick for putting up with me: they delivered some brilliant impromptu descriptions of their work on camera.
Bristol won a bronze medal for their innovative NOx-absorbing E. coli bioreactors.
Oxford won a gold medal and the undergraduate prize for Best Diagnostic, as well as nominations in six other categories.
Warwick won a bronze medal for their light-activated bacteria which synthesise a biocompatible surface to help heal broken bones.
Congratulations to the Bristol, Oxford and Warwick teams on their achievements!