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We placed genes from fireflies and bioluminescent prokaryotes into E.coli. Codon optimisation and single amino acid mutagenesis allowed us to generate bright light output in a range of different colours. Future applications include biological alternatives to conventional lighting and quantitative reporters for biosensors.


If you want a break from hard-core science, check out our Gibson Assembly music video.

You can also see view videos of our bacterial bubble lamp and project overview.