E.chromi and the Biobrick trophy exhibited at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
Any researcher would like to have their work up in lights - and that opportunity has come about for University of Cambridge’s iGEM2009 team, following their collaboration with James King and Daisy Ginsberg from the Royal College of Art. E.chromi, developed by the Cambridge team, is one of the projects now on display in the windows of the Wellcome Trust in London as part of the What if...? exhibition (See http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2010/WTX058379.htm). This will show a series of project ideas throughout 2010 from members of the Design Interactions Department at the RCA, with the purpose of inspiring debate about the consequences of future technological advances on our society.
The E.chromi project won the Grand Prize at the 2009 International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition in Synthetic Biology at MIT last October. For the E.chromi project to be chosen for such a prestigious location marks a fantastic year for Cambridge’s iGEM2009 team, and will highlight the efforts to teach and carry out research in Synthetic Biology at Cambridge.
Duncan Rowe (iGEM Adviser)
Photo by James King
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