ASIJ’s first iGEM team, ASIJ_Tokyo, went to Boston for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition from October 27th to November 2nd 2016. A team of seven students along with their teacher and advisor, Beth Crissy (high schoool science), represented ASIJ at iGEM this year, presenting their project on Fast Pace PETase, which focuses on optimizing the biodegradation and bioremediation of PET plastic, using the enzymatic pathway of PETase.
The ASIJ_Tokyo team includes seniors Kien Malarney, Lauren Sekiguchi, Margarette Emin Lee, Prateeksha Rout, Tomi Mcguire and Choryu Sun as well as sophomore Marina Takehana. Prateeksha updates us on their participation at iGEM. Continue reading