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Biotechnology undergraduates win gold medal at iGEM 2019


Team Nottingham at iGEM 2019

Undergraduate students studying biotechnology were part of the team which won a gold medal at the iGEM Jamboree in Boston, USA. The Nottingham iGEM 2019 project “NoTox” sought to apply a synthetic biology approach to generate a safe and accessible technology for the prediction of botulinum toxin in food without the need to handle toxigenic C. botulinum during challenge testing. This product could serve as a process aid and R&D tool for the food industry. Nottingham was one of only 4 UK teams to receive gold medals, the others being Manchester, Newcastle and Oxford.
Posted on Monday 2nd December 2019

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