Duke’s iGEM team traveled to compete at the Giant Jamboree in Boston on October 30th – November 3rd, 2014. There were 2500 synthetic biology researchers (mostly undergraduates) from 245 universities across 32 countries. Each team showcased their yearly achievements in synthetic biology at the iGEM Synthetic Biology competition. Duke got gold! Congratulations! Read more about their summer project here.
Delta Ghoshal, Mike Zhu, Matthew Faw, and Garima Tomar (NCSSM) represented Duke at the Giant Jamboree. The team was mentored by Charlie Cooper (graduate student, Biochemistry) and generously funded by the Lord Alstadt Foundation. The faculty sponsors were Nicolas Buchler and Charles Gersbach.