The 2018 iGEM Team is up and running since January! This year we are happy to include Sup’BioTech as part of the Pasteur Paris Team. Indeed Sup’BioTech joined us with 4 members to compete for the iGEM competition in 2018, but have ran their own team in previous years. A new partnership has been signed with Sup’BioTech to host their students, including the laboratory part. The main advantage according to Vanessa Proux the Director of Sup’BioTech is the accessibility to cutting edge Technological Platforms compared to La Paillasse, and also that iGEM Pasteur Paris is one of the only Teams in France that has a strong mentoring/coaching attitude to running the iGEM competition.
This year we are proud to host also 8 of the most prestigious engineering/Design schools and universities in the Ile de France region:
-3 students from ESPCI
-3 students from Chimie ParisTech
-3 students from ENSCI-Les Ateliers Industrial Design
-2 students from Ecole Polytechnique
-1 student from Central-Supélec
-4 students from Sup’BioTech
-3 Students from Faculté Jean Monnet, IP Law
-1 student from Sorbonne Université
Three coaches are also with the Team this Year; two 1st year PhD from Institut Pasteur, and 1 from ENSCI-Les Ateliers/Big Bang Design.
We are holding biology classes almost every Saturday for the non-biologists, and Design class as well. The brainstorming sessions are running full throttle, and we will soon be able to announce the topic of research for this year ! So stay tuned !