10 years of iGEM Paris Bettencourt celebration
Thursday, October 5th, we celebrated 10 years of CRI participation to the iGEM competition.
We had the privilege of welcoming Randy Rettberg, President and Founder of the iGEM* Foundation. Together we celebrated 10 years of the iGEMParis Bettencourt Team’s participation in the competition.
We looked back at 10 projects that the CRI teams presented over the years. The creativity, innovation and high scientific standards of each project were outstanding.
In a nostalgic but warm atmosphere, the Alumni and mentors shared their memories and anecdotes.
It was also the occasion to thank everyone who had participated in the iGEM Paris Bettencourt team and made it happen: teachers, students, and key partners including the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.
Ten years ago, pioneer students took up the challenge, and now, iGEM is a part of CRI’s life. The first part of this story was celebrated on the 5th of October, but this is only the beginning. We hope that, we will be publishing the same proud article in 10 years.
*What is iGEM ?
The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is a worldwide competition in Synthetic Biology started by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Every year, student teams have several months to do their own research projects and present their results to the judges. Innovation, excellence, application and creativity are valued amongst more than three hundred teams from all around the world. Many diverse fields are covered throughout the competition, such as medicine, art, energetics, ecology, food and nutrition, information processing etc.”