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Natural Sciences student selected as an iGEM 2012 team member

BSc Natural Sciences studet Kurt Lee has been selected for UEA's International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2012 Team.

The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. Student teams are given a kit of biological parts at the beginning of the summer from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Working at their own schools over the summer, they use these parts and new parts of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living cells. This project design and competition format is an exceptionally motivating and effective teaching method.

UEA's iGEM 2012 team will be primarily supervised by Richard Bowater (BIO PI; Specialises in Biochemistry and DNA damage/repair) and Richard Kelwick (BIO PhD student; cancer research in Dylan Edwards lab).We supervised and advised the iGEM 2011 team (UEA-JIC_Norwich).