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The iGEM Jamboree at MIT


iGEM 2004

5 teams


iGEM 2005

13 teams

Princeton Oklahoma ETH Zurich MIT Caltech Toronto Cambridge

Texas Penn State Berkeley Davidson Harvard UCSF


iGEM 2005

13 teams

Princeton Oklahoma ETH Zurich MIT Caltech Toronto Cambridge

Texas Penn State Berkeley Davidson Harvard UCSF


iGEM 2006

32 teams


Putting the “i” in iGEM


2007

54 teams


2008

84 teams


2009

112 teams


2010

128 teams


Chemistry

Biology

Mathematics

Computer Science


How is synthetic biology well-suited for interdisciplinary research?

Creativity

Flexibility

Adaptability

If you have a common interest,

you can find a synthetic biology way to approach it!

Environment Energy Medicine Technology


Synthetic Biology Project Examples

http://2010.igem.org/Main_Page


highGEM

Greenfield Central High School, Greenfield, IN

Rebecca Schinii [email protected]


Ethics/ Human Practice


Construct Version

Synthetic biology uses molecular methods to construct DNA-based devices to perform novel functions. Synthetic biologists design, model, and construct biological parts, devices and systems by engineering and modifying existing biological systems. For instance, synthetic biologists can produce microbes that make useful chemicals. Synthetic biology gives scientists the tools to build biological devices from smaller biological units in much the same way as an engineer constructs a building from smaller construction materials. Synthetic biology has the potential to develop technologies that could lead the way in the 21st century.


Create Version

Synthetic biology uses molecular methods to create modified living organisms that have never existed before. These DNA-based devices perform new functions not found in nature. Synthetic biologists redesign and modify existing, natural biological systems. For instance, synthetic biologists can create new versions of microbes that make chemicals not naturally found in microbes. In many ways, synthetic biology allows scientists to redesign biological processes and create organisms not found in nature. Synthetic biology has the potential to develop technologies that could lead the way in the 21st century.


Ethics and Word Choice


Ethics and Word Choice


Energy


2008 Project by Harvard iGEM Team

http://2008.igem.org/Team:Harvard


Shewanella oneidensis MR-1


Four 2009 iGEM Projects


http://2009.igem.org/Team:HKU-HKBU


http://2009.igem.org/Team:HKU-HKBU/Assembly#Step_6._Using_the_Speed_Controller


http://2009.igem.org/Team:HKU-HKBU/Assembly#Step_6._Using_the_Speed_Controller


Environment


Edinburgh iGEM 2006

Awards: Best Real World Application, Best Poster


Poison Water

  • Arsenic poisoning affects 100 million people

  • Serious in Bangladesh

    • Wells tap sedimentary layer with Arsenic

    • 1 in 4 wells contaminated

  • Testing methods expensive, require instruments and expertise


Range of Outputs

  • If no arsenic is present: Urease raises the pH to 9-10

  • If 5 ppb arsenic is present: Repressor shuts down Urease, pH remains neutral, pH 7

  • If 20 ppb arsenic is present: LacZ produced, pH 4.5


Technology


http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Peking


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Google search iGEM 2010 (first hit)

http://2010.igem.org/Main_Page


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