Patrick Wu

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Reflections on 2018 (and What’s Next for 2019)

2018 was a year of (rather unexpected) self-discovery. I had just wrapped up a contract in March. But I didn’t have anything lined up afterward, so here I was again, unemployed and directionless. During a time where I was pretty

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Growing Innovation in Alberta

With a little love and care, a rainforest can grow in Alberta. Okay, not literally. The rainforest is a metaphor for messy, vibrant, uncontrollable ecosystems that are always growing. They change in unpredictable ways and are always evolving and adapting,

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Alberta’s Achievements at iGEM

Well, another year of iGEM is officially over. I was fortunate enough to see the Alberta teams do their final presentations over the five-day competition. It’s incredible to see how much they’ve improved since the aGEM competition just last month.

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NDC High River iGEM Team 2018
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High River Teens are Fighting Fatbergs

High schools have to be resourceful. Not all of them have access to a nearby university to gain access to things like autoclaves, centrifuges, and shaking incubators. That didn’t stop the Notre Dame Collegiate high school iGEM team in High

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Photo credit: UAlberta iGEM 2018
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Saving the Bees with UAlberta Undergrads

I have a love-hate relationship with bugs. I know they’re super important to the ecosystem, but I just cannot stand being anywhere near them. For example, I saw a spider in my house the other day and now I’m a

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