UB Students Win the Most Prestigious Synthetic Biology Competition in the World

Universitas Brawijaya (UB) students have made another achievement in the international arena.

In the world’s most prestigious synthetic biology competition, the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition 2021 which held on November 4-14, 2021, the fifteen Universitas Brawijaya students led by Ni Made Ayu Vika Anggari, 2017 FTP student under the guidance of Tunjung Mahatmanto STP ., M.Si, Ph.D won a silver medal for their innovation entitled Clean Harvest of Overexpressed Protein System (CHOP), a project that is on the Foundational Advances track, with the aim at simplifying and reducing expensive downstream processing costs, which is still a problem in the development of the local enzyme industry in Indonesia through a synthetic biological approach

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition is an annual synthetic biology competition organized by iGEM Foundation, an international non-profit organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

The history of iGEM began with a student project conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus which was later developed to become the largest synthetic biology competition in the world.

In 2021, the iGEM competition involved more than 352 undergraduate and postgraduate teams with various scientific backgrounds from all over the world including Europe, Asia & Oceania, America, Latin America, and Africa. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]