Last week, our Guest blogger Matthieu de Costa (LinkedIn here) attended the iGEM Giant Jamboree at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston (MA). As part of the IONIS iGEM Team from the Sup’Biotech Institute for Biotechnology in Paris (France), his team came back with a Gold medal for their Bio-console video game which aims to promote the Synthetic biology field to a popular audience.
Matthieu walks us through the week, for an insider’s look at some of the activities held and the atmosphere at the biggest international synthetic biology competition in the World.
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it” Margaret Fuller.
This quote by a famous American journalist was written on the free access board by one of the team and is reflective of the spirit of this global competition. Despite being fiercely competitive, we all felt a significant part of the research progress in Synthetic biology,