This year's iGEM competition took place, where teams represented by Experiment backers participated among 365 student-led projects. Among them, University of New South Wales
took home a gold medal for their novel design of an enzyme-scaffold system
that can connect proteins together. The synthetic biology designs are all shared openly as gene sequences that future teams and scientists can use.
The UNSW team was nominated for the best poster in this year's contest. They were joined by teams from Michigan
, and Tartu
in receiving recognition and awards. In total, 27 teams have been funded on Experiment over the years.