Outpacing the Pandemic

iGEM

Motivated to unlock the potential of synthetic biology, a team of undergraduate students have developed a groundbreaking approach for treating COVID-19 patients, earning them a silver medal at the 2020 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. 

Biology majors Rana Salah, Salma Abou Elhassan and Ahmed Magdy ’20 led a team of 13 AUC students in pioneering a theoretical model that promises to spur even more innovation in the field of biology, should their research be continued in a lab setting.

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