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Bronze Medal Requirements

Register the team
Successfully complete and submit a project summary form
Create a Wiki which includes all the details of the project
Present a presentation and a poster at the iGEM Jamboree

Please see our
Parts page here.
Enter information detailing at least one new standard BioBrick Part or Device in the Registry of Parts

Please see our
Parts page here.
Submit DNA for at least one new BioBrick Part or Device to the Registry of Parts

Silver Medal Requirements

Demonstrate that one of your parts works as expected

  • Using various methods of characterization, we confirmed that our CpxR reporter circuit was functional. In adition, our maltose binding protein (MalE) and mutant maltose binding protein (MalE31) were shown to be functionalClick here for more information.
  • Characterize the operation of at least one new BioBrick Part or Device and enter this information on the Parts or Device page via the Registry of Parts

  • The CpxR reporter, MalE31, and MalE were shown to be functional through characterization. Click here for more information.
  • Gold Medal Requirements

    Characterize or improve an existing BioBrick Part or Device and enter this information back on the Registry

    • MalE and MalE31 were in the Registry of Standard Parts but were shown to have incorrect information. We submitted DNA and updated what was already present. The information can be found here
    • More characterization was given to the Registry of Standard Parts on the CpxR promoter.

    Help another iGEM team by, for example, characterizing a part, debugging a construct, or modeling or simulating their system

    • We tested out a part (nms6) for the University of Lethbridge. We assayed it for possible misfolding in the cytoplasm. Results can be found here.
    • We attended an Alberta-wide conference where teams from the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and the University of Alberta did mock presentations, gave each other future directions, and gave possible troubleshooting methods.
    • We filled out surveys for the University of Warsaw and the University of Edinburgh iGEM teams
    • This year we chose to approach ethics by making a podscasts covering a few different ethical issues pertaining to synthetic biology. We felt tat this would be a novel way to increase awareness about the field of synthetic biology while having a discussion of important issues. We felt that this would be a much more accessible way for the public to gain a better understanding of what the real fears in synthetic biology is as well as to dispel some of the misleading impressions given by media sources.