NYC Calling: Biodesign Challenge 2017

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The University of Edinburgh is taking part in the Biodesign Challenge 2017, a cutting-edge international competition that invites students to explore biotechnology through hands-on design methods.
From January through April, interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 students at the University of Edinburgh will design new materials, artefacts or systems that take inspiration, extend, appropriate, question and / or transform biological systems. Activities and tutorials will take place on Friday mornings. 
By the end of the semester, one team will be selected to participate in the BDC summit in NYC (June 2017). There will be other opportunities to exhibit your work too.
An information session will take place on Friday 16th December at 11am in the T-Room (1st floor of the Evolution House, EH1 2LE).
How to participate
Both undergrad and postgrad students can take part in the challenge.
Postgrad students can take part as part of the Design Informatics Project course, which can be taken as an elective by students across the University of Edinburgh. We welcome students from any discipline. Team members will be contributing with their own skills. Activities will mostly take place on Friday mornings.
Please fill in the following form if you are interested in participating: 
Please contact the UoE BDC organiser, Larissa Pschetz ( with any questions, including regarding assessments and credit transfer. Details about the course can be found on
You can also take part in the challenge by auditing the course, please get in touch if this is your case.
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