The project presented by the iGEM-Madrid team has been awarded with a silver medal and nominated as the best project of its category in the iGEM 2018 competition held in Boston.
The iGEM competition originated in 2003 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in order to encourage the development of biosynthetic applications among students and recent graduates. At present, this competition has an international dimension with the participation of hundreds of teams from more than 40 countries.
This year a team from Madrid (iGEM-Madrid) has been presented for the first time, made up of students and recent graduates from various faculties of the Complutense University of Madrid. His project IoBT (Internet of Bio-Things) is an integration of engineering, biosensors and data transfer in real time over the internet for the quantification of allergens in the air of cities. His prototype has earned recognition in the competition held in Boston where more than 300 teams from all over the world have performed.
The iGEM-Madrid team has been sponsored by INMUNOTEK.