iGEM is a prestigious international Synthetic Biology competition where student-led teams from all over the world work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts.
Nicola instructs the NRP-UEA team, and is a member of the iGEM plant committee and a judge at the iGEM Giant Jamboree.
NRP-UEA's 2015 project was focused on increasing the amount of butyrate in the colon. We attended the 2015 iGEM Giant Jamboree at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, entered in the Food and Nutrition Track and gave a poster and a presentation. We achieved a Gold Medal and were also nominated for the Best Food and Nutrition Project Award and for the Best Education and Public Engagement, Undergrad Category.
The 2014 NRP-UEA iGEM team developed a diagnostic plant called 'Green Canary'. We attended the 2014 iGEM Giant Jamboree at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. We entered the Food and Nutrition Track and gave a poster and a presentation and achieved a Gold Medal