BIOMOD is an annual biomolecular design competition hosted by Harvard University since 2011. It is an opportunity for undergraduates to explore new technologies as they build projects ranging from molecular robotics, nanoscale therapeutics, autonomous robots, while using molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins to do it. Along with the research portions of the project, the competition motivates students to become involved with entrepreneurial skills as they must build their project from the ground up and secure work spaces, funding, and materials.
This year’s 2015 team will be the first team from UBC. Beginning in January, the UBC BIOMOD Team has been building the infrastructure to promote a successful team product and environment that we hope will continue for many years.
For more information, visit the BIOMOD website.