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Announcement of iBEC (pre-iGEM) result

Indian Biological Engineering Competition -2018 (iBEC)

Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) first time launched in 2016 by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), MoS&T, Govt of India and every year 5 selected student teams are given DBT grant to participate in International Genetic Engineering Machine (iGEM) held in US.

So far, with DBT support 12 student teams participated in the International Competition (iGEM) held every year in Boston and most of the teams secured medals.

This year in February, 2018, a total 19 applications received by DBT and based on merit and other evaluation criteria, 5 best applications have been recommended by the Expert Committee of DBT.

Selected 5 Student Teams from 5 different institutes are as below:

  Team Proposal Title
1. Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College,Mumbai Catechewing Coli: Genetically engineered bacteria to remove the color of Paan stains.
2. DBT-ICT, Mumbai Smart Soil: Enabling plants to resist diseases.
3. IISER, Mohali

Fear Omnoe: A cat pheromone based bio-synthetic deterrent to minimize post-harvest losses caused by rat manifestation.
4. IISER, Kolkata

Bac Man: A probiotic bacterial “Batman” to protect the citizens of Gotham from arsenic Poisoning.
5. VIT University, Vellore

Bye-carbonate: Engineering “Pro” chloroccus to tackle ocean Acidification.

Each selected team will receive a grant of Rs. 10.0L as per guidelines to participate in iGEM-18