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MINES ParisTech participates in scientific competitions worldwide. For instance, a School team is sponsored by our benefactors in the M.I.T. IGEM contest. The International Genetically Engineered Machines contest on rewards the creation of biosynthetic systems. Christophe Chabbert, student at MINES ParisTech, takes part in the Parisian multidisciplinary team thanks to a Foundation grant. It is very important that the School gets involved in such an innovative scientific research.
More information about the Paris IGEM team:

Christophe Chabbert tells us more about the Mines ParisTech Fondation grant and iGEM:

What does the Mines ParisTech Fondation grant mean to you?
This grant is first of all an important support mark and an encouragement from the alumni and from MINES ParisTech as far as the project achievement is concerned.
How does this help come to meet your need for the achievement of your project?
This financial help is the most important point for the achievement of the project, for we have been able to bring the project to a concrete state: the synthetic biology being mainly based upon experimentation, we were thus able to buy laboratory consumables which are essential for all the molecular biology undertaking. Synthetic biology is in full expansion for 10 years now and it is one of the first biological component disciplines intended for engineers. The iGEM competition keeps reaching every year a high scientific level production in this field. So it seems to me that it is very important to take part in this adventure and in this discipline which keeps on developing.
What would you like to say to the alumni for their grant?
I would like to sincerely thank them for their help and support, without which I would not be able to take part in the competition and become MINES ParisTech representative. Moreover it is important that MINES ParisTech plays a real part in the changing of the current world of biology.
What else could you tell them to keep on supporting their School?
I think this kind of financial support enables students to make their projects come true and so create incontestably a dynamism that can only be favourable for their School.