iGEM Team from Bielefeld wins gold medal

The MARSS-Team from Bielefeld University joined the iGEM competition and presented its project at the jamboree held from 06-08 November 2010. For its E. coli strain engineered to sense capsaicin, the chemical which makes chillies hot, the team won a gold award.

Their achievement has also been covered by the website biotechnologie.de (article in German, there is also a link to a short video about the group).
Ten master students from the CeBiTec were part of the team, three of whom will join the CLIB-Graduate Cluster in the coming months: Nikolas Kessler, Armin Neshat and Fredrik Walter.
iGEM is the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts each year.