Six members from the HKUST iGEM “Fisherly” (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team travelled to Paris to participate in a synthetic biology competition (24-28 October 2022). Our multidisciplinary team, with more than half from the Division of Life Science, showcased their innovative colorimetric biosensor that detects bioamine levels in raw fish, which can be used to indicate the freshness of seafood products.
They won second runner-up in the undergraduate section and Best Safety and Security Award, with 5 other nominations for different awards.
It is the first time a Hong Kong team has been a finalist in this competition. Many congratulations to them!