2016 SCUT-iGEM team photo
The twelfth International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) was launched on 29 Oct 2016 in Boston Massachussets, USA.
A total of 275 teams from America, England, German, France, Korea, China, and other countries, or regions attended the competition. Duringthe competition, teams from south china of technology(SCUT), SCUT-China A and SCUT-China B, won Gold and Bronze Awards respectively. It was the second time that students from SCUT won the Gold Award.
The presentation topic of Team SCUT-China A was Sulfur Killer, which corresponded to the iGEM topic this year. The project of SCUT-China A, was studying the environmental issue connected with the relationship between sulfur release and atmospheric contamination. They designed and synthesized the desulfurization genetic pathways originating from wild type rhodococcus artificially, successfully removing the sulfide in petroleum by transforming the organic sulfur into inorganic sulfur. The sulfur removal method contributes a lot in cleaner production, a process which is significant for us so we may live in a cleaner environment and have a cleaner future.
The students attending the competition gain more understanding and researching capability, and innovative and teamwork spirit. Congratulations and hope for them that they will have a brighter future.
The success in iGEM 2016 is also due to the support by several institutes in SCUT, including the Office of Educational Administration, the International Office and Postgraduate Educational School. Thanks to all the people and institutions that contributes so much!