Synthetic biology's equivalent to the student robotics championship, iGEM has historically played impresario to the burgeoning field. This weekend, they showed off bacteria that ride worms, next generation cures for tuberculosis and 243 other projects. Here are our top picks from the finals at MIT.
Christina Agapakis, synthetic biologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a 2002 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, is a recipient of the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science award.
Bio:Fiction is the Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival. The first and original festival took place at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria from 13-14th of May 2011. Since then Bio:Fiction is officially on tour around the world.