iGEM Wageningen

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Wageningen iGEM team presents award winning research

The Wageningen team Xylencer took second place at the international student competition iGEM in Boston. The group of eleven Wageningen students came up with a method to stop the advance of one of the most feared plant pathogens: Xylella fastidiosa.

This bacterium threatens more than 350 different plants and crops worldwide, such as grapes, olives and citrus fruits. Concerns about the spread of this bacterium have even prompted the European Union to declare the bacterium quarantine status.

During a plenary talk, Hetty Huijs and Cleo Baghus will be representing the 2019 WUR iGEM team, and will take you along their award winning research!