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UNL iGEM 2018


An interdisciplinary undergraduate team composed of Biological Systems Engineering,
computer engineering, chemical engineering, and Biochemistry majors

International Genetically Engineered Machine Team <br>An interdisciplinary undergraduate team composed of chemistry, computer science and chemical engineering majors| University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln iGEM
International Genetically Engineered Machine

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Our 2018 Team

Our research team is an interdisciplinary team of 6 students: 1 Biomedical Engineering major, 1 Biochemistry major, 2 Chemical Engineering majors, and 2 Computer Science/Engineering majors. We are the only iGEM team in the state of Nebraska and we are excited about our summer research experience.

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iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) is an international academic competition where student research teams carry out a summer research project in the field of synthetic biology and compete in the world conference at MIT in Boston, MA.

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Our Project

Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle that infests and kills Ash tress. It was first found in the United States in 2002 and as of May 2018, it has been found in 33 states. Since then it has killed hundreds of millions of Ash trees and cost property owners, municipalities and forest services hundreds of millions of dollars. Our aim is to detect them with the help of effective traps.

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Our sponsors help to make all of our lab research possible. All donations/ contributions help to fund our lab research and help to fund our team's international conference expenses. If you would like to donate/sponsor our team, click here.

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