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A bronze medal for the 2014 Bordeaux iGEM team

A bronze medal for the 2014 Bordeaux iGEM team

On October the 30th was held the 10th edition of the iGEM competition*. The Bordeaux team won a bronze medal!

The 2014 iGEM Bordeaux team** indeed took part in the iGEM competition for the 3rd consecutive year, the finale of which was held in Boston this year. After having been nominated as finalist, the team flew to Massachusetts for the major final.

Using the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) to produce totally biodegradable materials with plastic and elastic properties was the goal of our young researchers. Target achieved since ELASTICOLI, their innovative project named after the bacterium, allowed them to win a bronze medal!

The 2014 iGEM Bordeaux team thanks all its sponsors (IECB, Bordeaux University, Teknimed (a company specialized in biomaterials), Genscript, the French Ambassy in the USA, the Regional Council of Aquitaine, Inserm and CNRS), and also everyone who has responded to the crowdfunding call, allowing them to go across the Atlantic to compete the big final.

The team will sure be back in 2015!

The iGEM Bordeaux Team

Find out more about the iGEM Bordeaux team:

What's ELASTICOLI: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/elasticoli-igem-bordeaux-team-project

Bordeaux Team: http://2014.igem.org/Team:Bordeaux

Follow them:



Elasticoli in the press:

Download the France 3 Aquitaine news release

Read more on Bordeaux news

Read the Sud-Ouest article

In the international press:

The New Yorker

*iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) is an international competition in the field of synthetic biology opened to undergraduate and PhD students. It’s organized by the prestigious MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology) of Boston and brings together several hundred teams from all around the world.

**The 2014 team consists of 18 students from the ENSTBB (National High School of Technology of Biomolecules) and Bordeaux University and is managed by Denis Dupuy (Inserm) and Elisabeth Garanger (CNRS), tow Group Leaders at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB), and Marie Beurton-Aimar, Lecturer at the Bordeaux Laboratory of Informatics Research (LaBRI).

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