IIT KGP Students win Medal at iGEM 2016


IIT Kharagpur student team won the Bronze Medal at iGEM 2016 held in USA.

Recently iGEM celebrated the achievements of 300 student-led teams as they unveiled their solutions to global challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts. iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) Competition is the premiere student competition in Synthetic Biology for university and high school students. Since 2004, participants of the competition have experienced education, teamwork, sharing, and more in a unique competition setting. This year 5,600 participants across 42 countries took part in the Competition. 

The project of the team from IIT Kharagpur for iGEM 2016 revolved around the idea of producing spider silk in an economical way, using bacteria. Spider silk has numerous applications in fields ranging from medical to defence. And as such, an economical production method is in need. The spider silk would be s