Published: 09-10-2015 10:30 | Updated: 09-10-2015 10:30

Gold medal to the Stockholm team in iGEM

Hard work has paid off and now the Stockholm team can boast a gold medal and a top nomination in the category Best Health and Medicine Project. The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition was a personal victory for Felix Richter and his team.

The competition, with teams from all over the world, was concluded a few weeks ago in Boston.Stockholmslaget iGEM

”I was nervous, especially after seeing the other teams, but we did good and it was a great feeling to know that we fulfilled the criteria in an extensive way that brought us the gold medal,” says Utsa Karmakar at the Stockholm team.

Their project, ABBBA, got positive reactions both with respect to innovation and to general design.

”At the beginning, people were more focused on our eccentric clothes than our project but at the moment of our presentation we got many warm comments. Funny thing is that coming from such a cold country, we proved to be one of the hottest topics during the conference,” says Radoslaw Góra at the Stockholm team.

Applications are now being accepted for students to take part in the competition next year, either as a contestant or as a project leader.

More information about the Stockholm team and iGEM: Contest - a hub for future scientists

Text: Frida Wennerholm