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iGEM 2017 Results




Congratulations to all participants in the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition!

Your hard work and achievements are truly worthy of celebration!

Medals

104

52

93

Finalists

Undergrad

Grand Prize Winner
Vilnius-Lithuania
1st Runner Up
William and Mary
2nd Runner Up
Heidelberg

Overgrad

Grand Prize Winner
TUDelft
1st Runner Up
Munich

High School

Grand Prize Winner
TAS Taipei

Chairman's Award

iGEM 2017 Projects




Take a look at a few amazing projects created by the iGEM 2017 teams!

UChile Biotec
Chile

Developed BiMaTox, a biosensor that detects marine toxins that are produced during harmful algal blooms, also known as red tides. The device is constructed in such a way that it is easy and simple to use, with the aim that, for example, fishermen can know when there are toxins in their fishing area.

SECA NZ
New Zealand

Worked on a variety of frost resistance genes into the model organisms Arabidopsis thaliana and Escherichia coli for characterisation. This will provide insight into the varying ability of frost resistance genes to protect model organisms at sub-zero temperatures, ultimately leading to the production of frost tolerant crops.

Wageningen UR
Netherlands

Created the Mantis project aims to detect antigens in blood samples of patients using an in vivo bacterial system, allowing for efficient diagnosis even in rural areas. Mantis is fast, robust, modular, and requires little equipment. Moreover, the whole-cell system allows for more affordable production and longer storage compared to current systems.

ECUST
China

Aimed to expand the absorption spectrum of photosynthetic bacteria by the way of foster resonance energy transfer (FRET) in order to improve the efficiency of the photoreaction. On top of that, they also designed a photo-reactor special for bio-hydrogen production to solve the problem of applying it on a large scale.

Cornell
United States

Hydroponics farmers face low crop yields due to diseases and nutrient imbalances. Cornell iGEM developed a novel redox biosensor in E. coli that uses a redox-sensitive fluorescent protein reporter to couple an optogenetic transcriptional circuit to an external optics system.

IISER-Pune-India
India

Cheap and easily available diagnostic tool for tuberculosis is the need of the hour. Problems faced during TB diagnosis include the long culturing time and expensive microscopy. The team aimed to create an inexpensive device which can be used by diagnosticians on a day-to-day basis without using microscopic equipment.

Stockholm
Sweden

Many respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis are characterized by an excessive accumulation of thick mucus. The team addressed this issue by developing an unprecedented probiotic approach that self-regulates mucus thickness to protect and promote respiratory health.

AshesiGhana
Ghana

Cheap and easily available diagnostic tool for tuberculosis is the need of the hour. Problems faced during TB diagnosis include the long culturing time and expensive microscopy. The team aimed to create an inexpensive device which can be used by diagnosticians on a day-to-day basis without using microscopic equipment.

See the complete list of projects by visiting:

Relive iGEM 2017

Jamboree Photos

Photographs from the Giant Jamboree have been posted to the iGEM Flickr account!

News Archive

Learn more about the iGEM 2017 Competition by visiting the iGEM 2017 Main Page Archive

Judging Feedback

See what judges thought of your project. Access comments and voting details for your team by following the link below.

See you next year!


Learn more by visiting iGEM 2018



To Our Community

We at iGEM Headquarters want to take a moment to remind everyone that we are truly an international and diverse community. We take our values seriously and believe the international aspect of iGEM is a large part of what makes iGEM a success. Like many of you, we have been paying close attention to recent events in the United States and will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months. We have begun and will continue to have discussions here at HQ with the focus on making sure all of our teams can participate openly in iGEM. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please send us a message at hq AT igem DOT org.

Sincerely,
iGEM HQ
30 January 2017

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