Prof. Weitz and Richard Joh are two of the co-instructors for the first ever Georgia Tech International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, along with Prof. Eric Gaucher and Prof. Mark Styczynski. Initiated in January 2003, the iGEM competition is considered the premiere undergraduate synthetic biology competition. Since spring 2010, the team of 13 undergraduates has focused on a project designed to synthetically engineer heat-producing bacterial cells in response to exposure to cold environments.
More info about the team can be found here:
- Georgia Tech News Release: Undergraduate Team of Synthetic Biology Engineers Head for First Competition
- Georgia Tech Pioneer: First year iGEM team receives a silver medal