Welcome to the African subforum, I am your African region ambassador Japheth Kelly. I am very excited to engage in conversations on this amazing forum. I have been working on growing synthetic biology awareness in the region by focusing on improving team participation in iGEM across institutions on the continent . My journey around the region has taught me that there are many exciting institutions and individuals showing success using the tools of SynBio (and are former iGEMers!!!!!) and I am elated to share those stories with you , about a great 2018.