Team:Monash Australia/Project


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Overall project

With Monash University having a heavy movement to reducing the impact that humans have on the planet. We have been inspired to follow suit in our first year competing in the iGEM competition. After some initial research, we pondered on the concept of degrading plastics or cellulose into useable components. After discovering this has been a heavy focus by a number of different groups, we then looked into constructing some sort of product.

Investigation lead us to find that Ethylene is a heavily used organic compound that is also naturally produced by plants. With our heavy reliance on this compound for plastics and in the food industry as a ripening agent, we believe that it may be possible to develop a system that one day could be capable of replacing current production methods.

Experimental plan