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 year’s interdisciplinary team comprises biologists, physicists and social scientists from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. The group will be undertaking a project aimed to help address problems associated with binge drinking and alcoholism, through the creation of a biological ethanol sensor. The experimental work for this will begin in June at the MIB with the final product being presented at the annual Giant Jamboree in Boston, USA, in October of this year.
Read more about our project!