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An Oxford team, including researchers and students from across Medical Sciences, has taken Gold at the resent iGEM Awards in Boston, beating out 300 teams from across the world.

The Oxford iGem team achieved a GOLD MEDAL again this year for the third time, and now in every year a team from this Department has entered. The competition, which this year attracted over 300 teams and over 3000 students from all over the world, has been taking place in Boston since 2004. iGEM stands for "international genetically engineered machine”, and multidisciplinary teams of students are encouraged to spend their summer seeking to exploit synthetic biology to address real world problems, from medical to environmental applications.

Read more (Department of Biochemistry website)