Gifu University Student Team "iGEM Gifu" reports award win to President

Gifu University student team, "iGEM Gifu" won a silver medal at the "international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2016"*1, a world-class competition for students in the field of synthetic biology. The Gifu University team won the third victory in a row this year starting from 2014.

On November 22, 2016, the team members visited the Office of the President and reported their joy at winning an award to President Hisataka Moriwaki.
Despite that the team members were mostly 1st and 2nd year students, they won a silver medal following the same silver medal winning in 2015. In addition, they won a medal for "InterLab Study Participant" in honor of their participation in the round robin tests*2 for three consecutive years.

President Moriwaki congratulated them on their great success and commented, "It is quite an invaluable opportunity for every member to join the world-class competition. I hope that all of you continue to work hard by taking the most of your experiences at the competition."

*1 iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine competition): the world-class competition for students in the field of synthetic biology; The iGEM 2016 was held in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. iGEM Gifu took part in an oral presentation in English (20-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A), and presentations at the poster sessions held twice during the competition
*2 Round robin test: an important monitoring tool for a certified quality assurance system

Meeting with the Presiden

Group photo
All team members put on the same jackets with patterns of
cormorant fishing and ayu sweet fish during the competiton


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