MMath student celebrates a win at iGEM Giant Jamboree 2016
Wei Hao Tey, MMath (Hons) Mathematics, recently travelled to Boston, USA with The University of Manchester iGem team to compete with 300 other student teams from around the world in the 14th international world championship in synthetic biology, the iGEM Giant Jamboree 2016.
The University of Manchester 2016 iGem team not only won a gold medal for their project on a bio-based AlcoPatch alcohol awareness tool, but also won the special award for 'Best Computational Model' and were shortlisted for the 'Best Education and Public Engagement' award.
The team consists of 10 students from across all three faculties at The University of Manchester, as well as students from Manchester Metropolitan University. The students spent their summer working in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology on a real-world application of synthetic biology, under the supervision of Professor Eriko Takano and Professor Rainer Breitling.