Life Sciences and GSD student Laura Mansfield will be part of a team of 11 Warwick students presenting at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston this week. With the goal of designing innovative solutions for producing safe water sources, Laura has been researching how floating bioremediation bacteria could counteract lead poisoning and heavy metal water contamination. The Warwick iGEM Team have also worked on Human Practices and Outreach aspect of the project, producing practical solutions for the real world. With the input of experts and stakeholders from across the world including Pakistan, Taiwan, and Malaysia, the team have formulated studies and recommendations which they hope will place them in contention of winning a gold medal at iGEM.
Congratulations to Laura and all involved!