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iGEM Experience - Banana Guard

Somewhat bored with writing about politics I thought I’d do something different.

I stumbled across this article entitled ‘We Have No Bananas‘ by Mike Peed in The New Yorker. 211 more words

SynFlo: Synthetic Biology Through Playful Interaction

SynFlo is a new project that began this semester in an effort to further explore the role of technology within the domain of synthetic biology. This tangible user interface seeks to convey basic synthetic biology concepts to a diverse audience of children and families in an informal science learning setting. 887 more words

Choosing an iGEM Project

iGEM is promoted to undergraduate students as an exciting and playful competition in which you get to create a cool new organism. The jamboree, for example, is organised as a way of performing this enthusiasm, through the way in which trophies and medals are awarded, but also through the parties, and workshops and all the photo opportunities. 850 more words

Synthetic Biology

Students Aren't Just Kids! My Push For Project-Based Learning

What do you do these days? I get this question a lot. My answer: I’m trying to bring project-based learning to schools. In case you wonder what exactly project-based learning is, and why I’m invested in it, read on.  1,107 more words

A Redesign for Life?

Following my interest in Synthetic biology (Synbio), I have taken the opportunity to attend a late meeting in the Dana Centre. It was an event where talks are mixed with provocations, where public is challenged with some pressing issues faced in Synthetic Biology and is encouraged to discuss them. 731 more words

MnDRIVE-funded iGEM team turns mercury into gold

Undergraduate team takes home two honors from international competition

The iGEM – International Genetically Engineered Machines – competition challenges undergraduate students to identify real-world problems and solve them through biological engineering and design. 696 more words

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Giant Jamboree 2014 en breve

La competencia iGEM llegó a su fin en el Giant Jamboree 2014 que tuvo lugar del 30 de Octubre al 3 de Noviembre. Los equipos de la… 272 more words

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