Team:Imperial College London
|Welcome to the Imperial College London iGEM 2010 project! It's been a busy four months, and there have been highs and lows, but we're happy with how things have turned out. Here's a brief introduction…
“More than two billion people around the world live with unrelenting illness due to parasites” - WHO Director General Lee Jong-wook.
Synthetic biology offers great opportunity for biosensors, however current designs require hours of waiting before a detectable output is produced. To tackle this issue in the field, it is crucial that a new generation of biosensors be designed that can respond in minutes. With this in mind, we have engineered a fast, modular sensor framework which allows for quick detection of a range of different parasites, and may also be used as an environmental tool for mapping their spread. In particular we have designed and modified B. subtilis to give a clearly visible colour readout upon detecting the waterborne Schistosoma parasite which affects 200 million people worldwide.
You can take a look at our cellular overview below. Follow the link below to take a quick tour of the wiki. The links on the right lead to elements we feel are interesting additions to the core project. Or just head for the main menu above if you know what you're looking for.
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