iGEM Teams Tour Monsanto

On July 22nd, the Boston University Wet Lab and Hardware iGEM teams and some of their mentors traveled to Monsanto to present their projects and tour its facilities. Monsanto is a company whose purpose is “to work alongside farmers, academics and society and find solutions to make agriculture more sustainable.” The company is generously sponsoring both teams.

The visit began with a Cambridge Monsanto representative, Larry Gilbertson, giving a presentation about Monsanto and the Cambridge branch’s work on creating sustainable agriculture through protein optimization of food crops. The Wetlab and Hardware teams presented their projects, and each team had a Q&A session with the Monsanto employees in attendance.

After the presentations, the teams and their mentors toured Monsanto’s facilities and offices.