Team:UNAM-Genomics Mexico/Modules/In silico


Coupling together Biological and In-Silico Chassis

Our Light-based communication interfaz, goes beyond the living organism communication process to enable the interfacing of living systems with informational systems such as computers, being this novel approach a bridge between electronic and genetic engineering devices.

Since we want to emphasize the parallel logic with silicon-based systems, we created this short animation showing the similar rationales for a hybrid "cyborg-ish" system:

Light-based Controller system

The time has come to embrace possibilities with synthetic biology, being now possible to overcome the gap between electronics and organisms, shifting paradigms for information transfer between living and non-living systems becomes now a real possibility. We propose that a computer assembled to the proper electronic devices for light emission and detection, can be used to control the gene expression of a bacterial chassis, interpreting the cellular information as the output of photons produced by the regulated bioluminescence reaction in response to the light input signal provided by the light emmitter device controlled by the computer.



iGEM is the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition, held each year at MIT and organized with support of the Parts Registry. See more here.

Synthetic Biology

This is defined as attempting to manipulate living objects as if they were man-made machines, specifically in terms of genetic engineering. See more here.


We are students on the Genomic Sciences program at the Center for Genomic Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, campus Morelos. See more here.

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