Team:NTNU Trondheim/PressCoverage


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Our project also has an outreach part. In addition to being featured in several different media, our team is also participating in researchers' night, which is an event for high school students and students from non-degree granting colleges. The goal of researchers' night is to show the students that research is fun, to inspire, and to motivate them to take higher education. All the published articles about us, and interviews with team members are listed below.

NTNU's main website

NTNU has written an article about the team and the project on their main website.

Under Dusken

The student newspaper in Trondheim, Under Dusken, visited us in the lab and wrote an article about us, the project, and iGEM in general.


Bioteknologinemda (in english; the biotechnology committee), which is a committee appointed by the Norwegian government to assist in matters dealing with biotechnology, have published an interview with our team leader, Gunvor, on their website. The interview will also be published in their periodical, GENialt.

Researcher's Night

This year, the NTNU iGEM team is participating in Researchers' Night. This is the eighth year Researchers' night is arranged, and this has traditionally been very popular at NTNU. Last year, over 1200 students visited the arrangement. This year, Researchers' night will be arranged the 28th of september, and we have been inveted to participate. We are really looking forward to it, since this is a unique opportunity to tell students about the possibilities of synthetic biology, and motivate them for a career in biotechnology. It seems that the students are looking forward to it as well, since this year's arrangement was fully booked in 4 minutes! This year, the 1100 participating students can visit 31 different stands, one of them being ours. To get the students to understand the concept of giving organisms new characteristic properties by putting together biobricks, we have made a biobrick construction kit, including both DNA and restriction enzymes (a picture of the DNA from the construction kit is given below). We hope that this construction kit will make it easier both to understand why we are able to put together biobricks using certain combinations of restriction enzymes, and we also hope we can teach them what the different sequences that makes a gene are used for.


The Norwegian Science Week, which Researchers' Night is a part of, have cooperated with Verdens Gang (Norway's biggest newspaper) to make a magazine covering some of the most interesting activities (we think) that is going to be part of the Science Week. This magazine will be given out as an appendix to the newspaper, and we are one of very few research activities taking part in Science Week Trondheim that have been featured. The article can be read below.