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iGEM Makerere Team wins US$2,000 Promega Corporation Grant

The iGEM Team 2018 poses for a group photo with one of their College Advisors, Dr. Anne Kazibwe (Extreme Right) and Instructor Mr. Otim Geoffrey (Rear 2nd Right), CoVAB, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The iGEM Makerere Team has won another small grant from the Promega Corporation, U.S. thanks to an application submitted recently. Promega is a global leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to life scientists in academic, industrial and government settings.

According to the announcement by Promega the 10 recipients were: Unesp Brazil, RDFZ-China, UI Indonesia, TecMonterrey GDL, Makerere Uganda, NYU Abu Dhabi, Manchester, Edinburgh OG, Tacoma RAINmakers, and Stony Brook.

The recipient teams can get one of the four options below for the US$2,000 grant.

  • 6 x 150 reaction LigaFast™ Rapid DNA Ligation System Kits
  • 6 x 1000 reaction GoTaq® G2 Master Mixes
  • 5 x 250 prep PureYield™ Plasmid Miniprep Systems
  • 2 of each of the following kits: 100 prep PureYield™ Plasmid Miniprep System, 100g Agarose, 50 prep Wizard® SV Gel and PCR Clean-up System and xtracta gels, 1000ml TAE Buffer (40X), 100 reactions GoTaq® G2 Master Mix, 20 reactions pGEM®-T Easy Vector System, 500u T4 DNA Ligase, and 300ul BenchTop 100bp DNA Ladder

Article by Otim Geoffrey, Instructor iGEM Makerere Team, Coordinator Synbio Uganda  SB7.0 Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity Fellow 2017

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