Colloquium: iGEM Team Aachen
- 24.Sep.2014 16:30
iGEM team Aachen 2014
RWTH Aachen University
Spricht zum Thema
“iGEM – The driving force behind Synthetic Biology”
Open sharing of DNA constructs as well as standardized methods for assembly are the key elements of the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition. During the last 10 years this student competition has been central for the emergence of synthetic biology. This year we will attend the largest synthetic biology event in the world, the iGEM Jamboree, as the first iGEM team from Aachen.
Our project, Cellock Holmes, combines open source biology, hardware and software, in order to develop a novel two-dimensional biosensor. Based on readily available microelectronics our simple, modular and open design enables the end user to test solid surfaces for microbial contamination without any expensive equipment or highly trained personnel. To bring self-assembled hardware closer to the biological community, we also build, test, and distribute a combined optical density and fluorescence measurement device. It is designed to be easy to use, customizable, and easily assembled.
The Centre for Microbial Biotechnology i.e. the Systemic Microbiology and Systems Biotechnology of the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH as well as the Institutes of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Enzyme Technology at the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf frequently organize seminars with guest lecturers. The lectures take place (normally) on Wednesday at 16:30 h s.t. in the library of the IBG-1, building 15.4, 2nd floor, room 302.