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Chemical & Biomedical


About the Team

BIOMOD, short for Biomolecular Design, is an annual undergraduate competition founded in 2011 sponsored by Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Undergraduates from all around the world explore new technologies as they build projects ranging from molecular robotics to nanoscale therapeutics using biological macromolecules. The competition motivates students to become involved with entrepreneurial skills as they build their project form the ground up and secure work spaces, funding, and materials.

The UBC BIOMOD team consists of talented engineering and science students who have interest in developing a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. The team plans, designs, and creates a new research project every year under the field of biomolecular nanotechnology to compete against other universities worldwide. Students have the opportunity to contribute their own ideas to the research topic, tackling a real life issue that they are interested in. 

Nature of Activity

  • Internal - Prototyping;
  • External - Competition; Conference Presentation; 

Time Commitment

  • 3-7 hours/week total
  • 2 hours of weekly meetings(general and subteams)
  • 3-5 hours/week of work
  • Hybrid meetings but preference for in-person

Application Deadlines

  • Applications open in Late August/Early September and close mid September
Learn more about BIOMOD
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