Ute Römling and iGEM Stockholm bring in the gold
MTC's Ute Römling is Principal Investigator (PI) in The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team from Stockholm 2017 - a team that has won a gold medal for its innovative research projects for the third year running!
The team consists of 15 students from 11 different nationalities and 7 different study fields, equally representing gender. Alongside students from KTH, Konstfack and Hyper Island, KI students represent bachelor and master studies in Biomedicine, Toxicology, Bioentrepreneurship and Medicine.
After 9 months of intense work, iGEM Stockholm showcased their project at the Giant Jamboree, which is the grand and final event of the “international genetically engineered machine” (iGEM) competition in Boston, hosting over 300 teams of students from over 42 countries across the world. The teams compete with their innovative project ideas which all aim to solve real-world problems by using synthetic biology.
This year, the team of iGEM Stockholm 2017 attracted many iGEMers, judges and company representatives, not only with their innovative and futuristic project, but also with their compelling presentation and well-designed poster. Additionally, iGEM Headquarters praised Stockholm’s gender balance and high diversity as that of an “exemplary iGEM team”.