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|Team UCSD and SGI-DNA at iGEM's Giant Jamboree|
SGI is also proud to sponsor the only UC San Diego team to compete in the Giant Jamboree this year. The UCSD team consisted of a variety of graduate and undergraduate students specializing in Bioinformatics, Cell & Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Mathematics, Biochemistry, and Computer Science. The team developed a web tool called SBiDer: Synthetic Biocircuit Developer, that can bypass the months required to design, build and test a genetic circuit. SBiDer leverages existing devices to construct a database that can explore circuit designs. Users can search for a displayed circuit's literature reference, characterization data, and images through a powerful visual interface.
It was impressive to see the creativity and applications behind each synthetic biology project at this year's Giant Jamboree. The accomplishments of these students are sure to lead to advancements in medicine, food & nutrition, environment, energy, software, and more. It was a great pleasure to meet and educate the next generation of synthetic biology scientists!