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Our team


ABOA is a team of students from Turku, competing in the annual biggest international synthetic biology competition, iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine). The objective of iGEM is to solve a current problem by inventing and carrying out a research project that utilizes synthetic biology. All students from the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi and Turku University of Applied sciences can join ABOA and all majors even outside the biosciences are appreciated and needed. The first ABOA team competed in 2019 and the tradition has been continued with teams in 2021, 2022 and now, in 2023.

ABOA 2023


ABOA 2023 is Turku's iGEM team, comprising 16 students from three universities. Our diverse team consists of students studying biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedicine, environmental and marine biology, cell and molecular bioscience, computer engineering, social studies and even animation.

Our project this year:

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Kulttuurilahja crowdfunding!

We put up a Kulttuurilahja crowdfunding! You can show your support towards us and this important project through this button:

Every donation, no matter how small it is, helps. Please share this link and let’s get everyone helping!

Also we are seeking partners in order to participate in the competition and to complete our research. By being our partner you will get noticed among the scientific community, young researchers and nature conservationists globally either in our social media and wiki page or in one of the many events we take part in throughout the year. We are also happy to make content for your social media platforms and open for any other forms of partnership!


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