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UC Davis Students Winners of International Competition

Nov 06, 2014
A team of UC Davis students was selected as the winners of the 2014 iGEM competition in Boston on November 3rd for their olive oil biosensor!

A team of UC Davis students was selected as the winners of the 2014 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition in Boston on November 3rd.  The team composed of undergraduate students – Aaron Cohen, James Lucas, Lucas Murray, Sarah Ritz, Simon Stanley, and Brian Tamsut—designed a biosensor that efficiently evaluates the chemical profile of olive oil, creating an economical way to guarantee quality. 

“The team also won the Best Policy and Practices Advanced Presentation Award. The UC Davis students, all undergraduates, placed tops in what is known as the ‘overgraduate division.’  A team from the University of Heidelberg was awarded the grand prize in the ‘undergraduate division.’”

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