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ASIJ iGEM Team Competes in Boston Jamboree

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

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Senior Britt Sease Signs for Arkansas

ASIJ held a celebration on November 15 to honor Mustang senior Britt Sease as he signed a national letter of intent to run track for the University of Arkansas. Families, friends, teammates, coaches and teachers gathered to share this special moment with him. Ryosuke Suzuki (track head coach, cross country co-head coach) writes on Britt’s running record at ASIJ. Continue reading