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current brainstorming (12 march 2010):

-Food: loose weight consumes fat and chlorestorial

-Biodegradable fabric: good & green

-Fertilizing Gounds: cactus, nitrogen fixing compatible to all plants

-Bacteria -> Colon Cancer DETECTION

-Laundry machine -> encymes producing bacteria for washing machines


-biological Anti freeze so it can detect temperature change and unfreeze for example the car window.

-Bacteria to reduce air pollution

-Use bacteria as a memory/harddisk ->Computer by Bacteria

-Oil spill responce - Baceria cleaning it up.

After Oil spills the Oil which is not removed mechanically is mostly degraded by bacteria (bioremediation) sofar only adding fertilizer seems to help, the addition of living bacteria has mostly not shown any effect. I can think of three ways to use bacteria in order to improve bioremediation, 1: Nitrogen fixing bacteria could be added instead of fertiliser, Nitrogen fixing bacteria allready exist, but I don’t know if they can life in oily environements. 2. Bacteria which can metabolize the compounds which so far can not be degraded by bacteria, 3. Bacteria which are actually better at degrading oil than existing ones ( I have however no clue how that could be achived) -Marine microorganisms make a meal out of oil, nature reviews 2006 -Field evaluation of marine oil spill bioremediation, microbial reviews 1996 (Very long but also very complete review about the topic) -Ramon Sieber

-Detecting clusters of bacteria

-Synthetic biomolecules on synthetic biomolecules

-Magnetic bacteria-two bacteria spin around each other and create a magnetic field,which we can measure(*)

-bacteria changing the taste of yogurt

-making a bacterial community( to mimic the interaction between bacteia in real world)

-biocamera( there are bacteria which sensitivi different kind of signal, when they are exposed, they are giving a shape on the medium (take pic!)

-UV detected bacteria

-bacteria that has a capable of altering one type of aa to another or producing essential amino acid

-molecular fishing rod

Using the Biotin – Avidin connection bacterias could maybee ( I don’t know how strong that connection really is, but it is the strongest at hand) be bound to a surface or the like. The bacteria could express biotin or avidin to the surface (the bricks exist) at a certain metabolic state, on command, as long as they are allive, when you flash them with light or whatever… and then be fished out of the solution with a device coated with Biotin or avidin. -Ramon Sieber

-biofilm color

-Detection of movement

A system consisting of two organisms, a) Bacteria and b) a creature abel to move over solid surface (Amoeba, nematode, snail…) . The bacteria would cover the ground (agar plate) completely and would detect the organism moving over them, either by a chemical which this organism releases or by pressure, depending on size of the moving agent pressure might not work, and start to produce a fluorescent or colour signal hence leaving a mark of the organisms way (I know snails do that anyway but…) Using chemotaxis the organisms could be sent through a maze or be steered in order to gain world domination. - The tron version In addition to a colour or fluorescence marker the bacteria also produce a repellent for the used organism. This will hinder the organism of crossing its own path or the path of another “Player”. Which basically is what Tron does. For all sorry souls who have never played it: -Ramon Sieber

-restore gulf stream pump once it breakes down

-anti-rust bacteria

-anti-anxiety bacteria

-anti-acidification bacteria for ocean

-maleria repelling bacteria

-smelling (coffee) of circadian rythm bacteria

-timer bacteria

-spore eating bacteria

-detect bad milk bacteria

-biofilm insulating bacteria (bacteria cover the building)

-two component gene made by bacteria stolling factor

-vitamine rich food , nice tasting food

IGEM Meeting(15.03.2010)

-anti-hangover bacteria

-quit smoking bacteria

-plactic degrading bacteria(microplastic degrading bacteria)

-caffeine producing bacteria

-gas transporter bacteria

-filter bacteria

-bacteria against the skin disease


-melanin production stimulating baceria

-carbon tubes producing bacteria

-flying and ozone producing bacteria

-to detect alcohol ratio by using yeast(it digests the sugar)

-seismo detecting bacteria(sound detecting bacteria)

-keyboard( pressure sensitive bacteria)

-glitter bacteria

-sparkling bacteria

-caffeine biobrick

-cake degrading bacteria

- Anti-body binding bacteria: for numerous functions, targeted that is

@Home ideas (Maarten):

-Make bacteria produce a certain compound (like a pigment) which you'll want to apply to a surface of some sort. Let them first produce it cytosolic and then let them secrete it by a light sensitive channel. These channels are the MscL (Mechanoselective channels of Large conductance) and have been modified to be light and pH sensitive in stead (A. Koçer, 2007). I think we can use this mechanism for several for our ideas, e.g. biofilm paint and the detection of cancerous cells, which have a lower pH when compared to normal cells. The bacteria (for cancer in the GI tract) could then secrete some sort of detectable marker. Lipid bodies could be used for detection in the rest of the body.

-Bacteria that import vitamins or minerals and inject them into plant cells to make them more nutritional.