GLOBAL COMMUNITY BIO SUMMIT 2019 FELLOWS

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Otim Geoffrey, Global Community Bio Summit 2019 Fellow

Otim Geoffrey is the Founder and CEO of SynBio Africa, the first Synthetic biology community in Africa and the Founder of iGEM Makerere University Team, the first iGEM Team from East Africa to participate and represent the region at the Giant iGEM Jamboree in Boston, 2018.

The iGEM team worked on the plastic biodegradation project utilizing the plastic degrading genes discovered from the unusual bacteria Ideonella sakaiensis. Currently, the team aims to link this to a system that converts the byproducts of plastic degradation into biofuel.

See link below for the detailed bio

https://www.biosummit.org/fellows/2019/otim-geoffrey

SynBioAfrica

Synbio Africa is a forum for researchers, students, citizen scientists, policy makers and the public at large to convene and develop successful pathways for the propagation of synthetic biology technologies, products and services throughout Africa.

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