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The Stinky Cheese Man at the ELC

Jean Caskey (ELC director) writes on this year’s Tokyo Theater for Children performance of The Stinky Cheese Man. The Stinky Cheese Man is a unique and impassioned retelling of various children’s stories and fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Tortoise and the Hare. Continue reading

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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 school 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