Nov 02

Lunch and Learn With BGU Students

New York, New York

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PlastiCure: The Solution to Harmful Environmental Waste
Members of BGU's iGEM Student Team
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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location provided upon registration.

Advance registration is required. Dietary laws observed. Admission is free.


R.S.V.P. required to Dana Ben-Benyamin at 646-452-3702 or

Meet and mingle with some of BGU’s brightest students from the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering. The students will share their experiences from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.  iGEM is a prestigious international competition for students that promotes innovation initiatives in the field of synthetic biology and genetic engineering. The team of students created a revolutionary project, PlastiCure, which demonstrates how bacteria can be engineered to “eat” plastic bottles, transforming the residual material into an energy source that eventually turns into electricity.