Home / News & Videos / News / Medical Research /

BGU’s Third iGEM Team to Compete in Boston

BGU’s Third iGEM Team to Compete in Boston

September 17, 2015

Medical Research

BGU’s third iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team is excited to be flying to Boston at the end of September to compete in the 2015 Giant iGEM Jamboree.

The student team is hoping to triumph at this international competition that promotes the field of synthetic biology.

BGU iGEM team members with BGU President Rivka Carmi (back row center) and the team's faculty advisor Prof. Smadar Cohen (back row to right of Prof. Carmi)

BGU iGEM team members with BGU President Rivka Carmi (back row center) and the team’s faculty advisor Prof. Smadar Cohen (back row to right of Prof. Carmi)

One of the fundamental problems of cancer therapies is their inability to distiguish between cancerous and healthy cells.

The synthetic biology cancer therapy that the team is developing, called “Boomerang,” can be designed according to the specific characteristics of a patient’s tumor — paving the way for personalized medicine.

View a video, created by the student team, that describes this new therapy >>

Visit the iGEM 2015 team website >>