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The IGEM Thessaly 2019 Interdisciplinary Team Awarded at the iGEM International Competition in Boston, United States

The IGEM Thessaly 2019 Interdisciplinary Team Awarded at the iGEM International Competition in Boston, United States

The University of Thessaly congratulates the undergraduate team iGEM Thessaly 2019 for its successful participation in the iGEM International Competition in Boston, United States. The team, which is comprised of students from the Departments of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, developed an innovative method for the detection of tuberculosis based on methods of Synthetic Biology. Their work ODYSSEE was distinguished among 375 participating groups with: Best diagnostics project,
Gold medal and Special mention for biosafety and biosecurity policies
as well as two additional nominations for Best Supporting Entrepreneurship and better integration of social needs and human processes (Best Integrated Human Practices).
This significant success is a fair recognition of both the personal work and responsibility of the team members and the work of the University of Thessaly. We hope that this award will be the first of many as well as an incentive for the continuation and establishment of such interdisciplinary teams.