iGEM 2019


In 2019, for the first time, an undergraduate team at Maastricht University took part in the synthetic biology competition in Boston. The team aimed to create a tool for detection and recognition of any target molecule.

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iGEM 2020

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Together with the newly formed team, we started the journey of finding the right topic. As a Maastricht team we wanted to help solve a prevalent issue in The Netherlands, this was when we were introduced to the Oak Processionary Caterpillars. 

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iGEM 2021

For the second time in a row, a UM team has managed to win a silver medal in the prestigious iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in synthetic biology. The team, led by Dr. Erik Steen Redeker, consisted this year of 12 students from the Maastricht Science Programme and the master's programmes Systems Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

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