iGEM is an annual international synthetic biology program and competition, that involves students in synthetic biology research and education. The iGEM program was jointly sponsored by the NYUAD Office of Dean of Science and CGSB Principal Investigator, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani. This support has resulted in mentoring NYUAD students across multiple disciplines during the years. The mentored teams won a bronze medal (2015) for designing and constructing a sustainable mosquito trap, a silver medal (2016) for a test able to detect the Shiga-like toxin, and a gold medal (2017) for their device to detect genetic markers for the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and malaria.
More information about the Students medal winning projects can be found at the links below: