iGEM 2014- The FatBerglars bag GOLD.... medals

Many Congratulations to the 2014 iGEM Sheffield team who achieved the distinguished feat of attaining a gold medal at the recent iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston, MA, last week.  The team of 8 undergraduates- pictured here (left to right: Erika, Alex, Sharan, Ben, Ben, Lara, Mustaffa; floor- Jay), presented their fantastic work on the design of a product- the Fatberglar, which encompassed an engineered biological organism designed to secrete enzymes that are able to digest Fats, Oils and Greases and hair, that contribute to the problem of Fatbergs in our urban sewer systems. 
They also produced a device to contain and process the effluent was designed as undersink device to be produced within the confines of a household budget and undersink scale.  This was accompanied by a revolutionary approach to the design of studies of social context that the team termed 'socio bricks'.

You can find out more a their iGEM Wiki page.

I would like to congratulate them all, and all their advisors (Charlotte, Rob, Celso, Andrew, Liz) on a great job, it has been a bit of a roller coaster at times.... but all worth it.  I also give a big shout-out to my fellow instructor- Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, a constant positive influence.

See if you can spot the team in this 'iGEM from above' photo.

Also- celebratory photo!>>>>