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The work on this project (including part design, computational modelling, lab work and graphic design) was completed entirely by a [[Team:Newcastle/the_team|multidisciplinary team of students]].
 
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===Sub Projects===
 
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====Filamentous cells====
 
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#Research and Design
 
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##Rachel
 
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##Phil
 
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##Deena
 
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##Jannetta
 
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#Lab work
 
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##Alan
 
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##Rachel
 
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##Deena
 
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#Characterisation and Testing
 
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##Harsh
 
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##Rachel
 
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#Modelling
 
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##Steven
 
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##Jannetta
 
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====Urease====
 
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#Research and Design
 
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##Alan
 
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#Lab and Testing
 
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##Alan
 
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##Harsh
 
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#Modelling
 
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====Glue====
 
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#Research and Design
 
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##Phil
 
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#Lab and Testing
 
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##Every student
 
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====Quorum Sensing====
 
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#Research and Design
 
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##Alan
 
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##Rachel
 
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#Lab
 
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##Phil
 
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##Younus
 
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===Chassis Testing===
 
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====Extreme Base Resistance====
 
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#Research
 
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##Harsh
 
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#Lab
 
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====Swarming====
 
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===Workflows===
 
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Jannetta developed an [http://2010.igem.org/Team:Newcastle/E-Science e-Science Approach to Synthetic Biology] with a focus on workflows. She proposed a new standard for a RESTful API which facilitates the discovery and publication of models of functional biological units. The RFC has been submitted to the BioBrick Foundation as BBF RFC 66.
 
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===T-shirt Design===
 
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The design was formed by Younus, Jannetta and Harsh and the whole team approved the deisgn for the current t-shirt.
 
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===Poster Design===
 
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The design was put forward by Younus and Rachel and the whole team approved the design.
 
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===Instructors and Advisors===
 
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Our Instructos and Advisors have provided us with their invaluable help and guidance throughout the span of the project.
 
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#Dr Wendy Smith gave us introductory lab session and taught us about the lab safety.
 
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#Prof Colin Harwood suggested the antisense RNA approach for the ''SR1'' BioBrick Part.
 
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#Dr Colin Davie provided advise and access to the Civil Engineering labs to prepare and crack concrete.
 
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#Goksel provided help and expertise with modeling.
 
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Details of this work can be found on the [[Team:Newcastle/solution|Solution]], [[Team:Newcastle/modelling|Modelling]] and [[Team:Newcastle/notebook|Lab book]] pages. This work is unrelated to the work done by the labs of our instructors and advisors.
 
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Contents

Awards

Aims and Medals

Jamboree

Jamboree

Poster

Poster Requirements



UK iGEM Get Together

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Programme

The Programme for UK Gathering at Newcastle

UK get together


Presentation

Our Presentation for the UK Gathering at Newcastle

Questions asked about our presentation:

  1. Would this project require us to change the strength of the filamentous cells in relation to different types of concrete?
  2. What is the strength of filamentous cells? How do filamentous cells actually help to fill up the cracks?
  3. How can repairing microcracks in concrete help to prevent a building collapsing in an earthquake?

For answers to these questions see Deena's concrete lecture

Photos

Team Photos

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Random Photos

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Ethics

Synthetic Biology: Background

Synthetic biology is a new research field that has a big potential in coming up with solutions for our everyday problems. However, ethical issues have been raised since the start of development in this field. Here we will discuss the ethical issues that our project will bring.

Biohackers

In this field, there are always people that view synthetic biology's negative aspects with concern, like worrying about the production of pathogens to be used as weapons. Their fears are that people will hack into systems to obtain data that might be used to do this. Therefore, we have to be very careful with the products of our research so that they remain safe in our hands.

Playing God!!!

In synthetic biology, we control the lives of bacteria. We insert proteins into bacteria to make them do what we want them to do. We make them kill themselves at the end of their job because they might be released into the environment and be harmful to other living things. It shows that we do not really treat the single-celled organism as life. However, we are coming up with a novel solution for the environment by healing concrete cracks.

Biosecurity

Bacteria might be harmful to the environment and living things around. Considering the fact that they are such small organisms and could not be spotted with the naked-eye if they are released in air, we make them kill themselves with the ‘kill switch’ biobrick. This can be very inconsiderate standing in a bacteria’s point of view, but it is the novel thing to do to avoid them hurting other living organisms.

Construction: Background

Cracks form in concrete structures as soon as they set. These cracks continue to grow in size if they are not repaired due to the weight of the structure, imposed load, freeze-thaw effect and wind loading. The bigger the cracks are, the higher the rate of water seeping into the steel reinforcements, causing them to corrode and thus weakening the structure. Therefore, we would like to use Bacilla Filla to fill up these cracks before things get worse.

Environmental Disaster

Concrete is a very widely used material in construction. In fact, cement that is used to make concrete is the second most widely used substance in the world after water. Some building structures have to be demolished because the cracks formed appear to be threatening the strength of the structures. These buildings have to be rebuilt in order to reinforce its tensile strength. This is an unsustainable method of recovery because cement is a material that requires a lot of energy to be produced. In the production of cement, the rotating kiln requires the temperature to be between 1350°C-1400°C, which not only uses up a lot of energy resources, but also produces a lot of carbon dioxide. These carbon dioxide contributes to the green house effect which then leads to global warming. Therefore, our project can help to reduce renovation of buildings which in turn lowers the amount of cement that has to be produced each year.

Post-Chernobyl Disaster

The nuclear power plant combustion that occurred in Chernobyl on 26 April 1986 has allowed radioactive elements to be released into the environment, threatening the health of people living within close proximity of the plant. Therefore, a shelter, the Shelter Implementation Plan (SIP) which will be completed in 2012 is currently being built to cover up the area that where the accident occurred so as to make it environmentally friendly. However, if cracks were to form, something that inevitably occurs for building structures, those radioactive elements will still be dispersed into the environment. With the help of our project, those cracks will be able to be filled-up and the area will be safe again.

Attribution and Contribution

Attribution and Contribution

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