Gold Award in iGEM Competition 2019 obtained by BSc student

The genetic engineering team of undergraduate students of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), including Miss Liu Jiaxun, a 3rd year student in the BSc in Biomedical Sciences Programme of the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS), was awarded a Gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2019 Giant Jamboree held on 31 October to 4 November 2019 in Boston, U.S.A.

The 2019 CUHK iGEM team consists of 12 students majoring in interdisciplinary fields from SBS, School of Life Sciences, and Department of Biomedical Engineering. In the awarded project named “Banana Savior: The X Sense”, a rapid test for a new disease Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) is designed with a hope that the novel design can help farmers in Africa and quarantine departments to realise early detection of the disease and help stop it from spreading.

Miss Liu Jiaxun is the awardee of Lo Kwee-Seong Biomedical Research Fund – Activity Award, which aims to recognize her contribution and support her participation in the activity. We sincerely congratulate Miss Liu on his exceptional academic performance and wish her every success in her future academic endeavors.

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研究團隊的12位學生來自本學院、生命科學學院及生物醫學工程學系,他們的研究項目為「香蕉救星:細菌性凋萎病菌的快速檢測」(Banana Savior: The X Sense),期望幫助非洲農夫和各國檢疫部門及早發現該香蕉病菌,以阻截其擴散。




研究团队的12位学生来自本学院、生命科学学院及生物医学工程学系,他们的研究项目为「香蕉救星:细菌性凋萎病菌的快速检测」(Banana Savior: The X Sense),期望帮助非洲农夫和各国检疫部门及早发现该香蕉病菌,以阻截其扩散。



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