Tec de Monterrey

Welcome to the iGEM Tec-Monterrey Team’s Wiki. This is the first time that our university participates in iGEM and we hope that you find our project interesting and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed working on it. Feel free to navigate our wiki and become part of this unforgettable experience.

Bacterial reporters or whole-cell bacterial sensors have always been an area of application for genetic manipulation and synthetic biology. The first bacterial reporters appeared 20 years ago, although these early tests didn't use genetically modified microorganisms. Further research and development in the area of genetic engineering has resulted in newer and more sophisticated bacterial sensors, capable of detecting the presence of contaminants, sugars and amino acids in different media such as soil and water. However, most bacterial sensors can only detect the presence of a compound at a certain concentration and currently there are few documented bacterial sensors that can detect and report different concentrations of the compound of interest. Our objective was to develop a genetic frame, compatible with the BioBrick standard, for the creation of a concentration-sensitive bacterial sensor. In the process we also developed and characterized BioBricks for two new families of phage activators. Read More

The Tec-Monterrey iGEM team is made up of ten 7th semester Biotechnology Engineering students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico...Read more

The registry of everything we did in the summer, our lab journal, the protocols, our contribution to human practices… Read more

Photos from our summer work and information on our beloved Wiki Wiki… Read more