SBRC-Nottingham iGEM Team 2020 - THIRD TIME GOLD!!
Against all odds, iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) * did happen 'virtually' this year and SBRC- Nottingham led their team to GOLD!!
From 31 applicants the supervisors, under the leadership of Nigel Minton (PPI) and Andrew Dempster (SPI) assembled a highly talented, multidisciplinary team of eight, who made us proud by keeping up our GOLD medal tradition and also winning nominations for Best Model and Best Therapeutic!
Team Nottingham modelled a biotherapeutic to help prevent and delay neurogenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease. Their clostridia-based product "Neurotone" colonises the gut and secretes neuroprotective agent D-β-hydroxybutyrate (DBHB) which is absorbed into the blood and transported to the brain.
Read the full article at iGEM 2020.