Taiwan students’ ASFV device wins silver at international competition

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/21
By: Tsai Chih-ming and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) A team of students from National Chung Cheng University won a silver medal for developing a fast screening device that detects the African swine fever virus (ASFV) at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) in the United States earlier this month, the school said Thursday.

Sixteen students from five colleges at the Chiayi County-based university formed a team last year to participate in the iGEM competition held in Boston, the school said in a statement.

The Taiwan team was led by Wang Wei-cheng (王瑋晟), a student from the university's Department of Biomedical Sciences.

This year, 353 teams from universities all over the world took part in the competition, according to the statement.    [FULL  STORY]

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