iGEM, or the international Genetically Engineered Machine, is a student synthetic biology competition which aims to bring together young scientists from around the world, addressing global challenges through the engineering of biological parts.
This is the first year the University of Nottingham has taken part in the iGEM competition, the team is very interdisciplinary comprising of biologists, engineers and computational scientists from around the University.
The team will be undertaking a project aimed to look at how biological systems can be used to overcome the limitations of current passwords.
The experimental work will begin in June at the Synthetic Biology Research Centre – Nottingham with the final product being presented at the annual Giant Jamboree in Boston, USA, in November 2017.
Read more about the project: Key.Coli
Our project is supported with generous donations from Nottingham alumni, staff, students and friends through Cascade.