The Department of Bioengineering is proud to announce that McGill iGEM won Grand Prize at the 2023 iGEM Grand Jamboree –- the top world-wide student competition in synthetic biology. Our outstanding iGEM team won against 400+ competitors and became the first ever Canadian team to win the Grand Prize at the iGEM Jamboree in 20 years, and after only its second consecutive year of participation. In addition to placing first, they also were awarded Special Prizes incuding: Best Therapeutics, Best Part Collection, Best Presentation.

McGill’s iGEM features undergraduate students from across the University, with many from the Department of Bioengineering, who were mentored and supported by Prof. Codruta Ignea (Bioengineering) and Prof. Lisa Munter (Pharmacology).

Congratulations to the McGill iGEM team! Dan Voicu, Albert Nitu, Isabelle Guo, Emily Martin, Megan Farrow, Elliott Cole, Angela Zhu, Olivia Lopardo, Jennifer Tram Su, Jonas Lehar, Henry Stephenson, Julia Forsey, Owen Tang, Benjamin Segall, Kaya Risch, Signe Hoel, Catherine Xu, Xavier Santerre, and Michael Weldon

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