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Team Maastricht

Exploring the Wonders of Science



Every year, the Oak Processionary Caterpillar emerges and affects hundreds of thousands of people in the Netherlands alone. As current methods are often costly, non-specific and/or ineffective, our aim is to genetically engineer a biological pesticide that would target specific and essential sequences in the caterpillar to reduce their growing population. Our focus on specificity sets our pesticide apart from others, it is easy to deploy, and does not harm other insects.

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Journal Initiative

Has your team already imagined its work being published as a paper?

Here is your chance to see it happen!

We have decided to collect research papers of all iGEM teams willing to participate. Our goal is to create a Journal compiling all the projects of the 2020 iGEM competition.

In addition to being a nice simulation of real scientific work submission and publication, this is an opportunity to have a nice souvenir of this year’s competition.

If you are interested to participate or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us! 


Contact Us

Kapoenstraat 2, 6211 KW Maastricht, Netherlands.

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