Dalian University of Technology (China) DUT Students Won the Gold Award in the 2022 iGEM Competition

International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition(iGEM)was held from October 26 to 28 in France, in a combination of on-site and online modes. The DUT_China team, composed of 26 undergraduate students from disciplines of Biological Engineering, Software Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Visual Communication Design, Network Engineering and Computer Science, competed with 346 teams from 41 countries and regions and achieved outstanding performance. The project “Strainer – A purification system Strainer – A purification system enabling highly efficient CRISPR-based genome engineering during cell factory construction” won the Gold Award, and was also awarded the Nominated Best Foundational Advance Project and Nominated Best basic part.

Started in 2003 and hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), iGEM is the top international undergraduate science and technology competition in the field of synthetic biology. DUT has achieved 5 gold medals and 5 individual award nominations since the team was founded in 2018.