The 2016 iGEM Toronto team has developed a synthetic biological sensor for detecting gold. It will take advantage of the natural transcriptional pathway which is induced by the gold-binding promoter, GolS.
Globalization radically changed the world we live in; the way we communicate and travel has become much easier. On the downside, our need for resources has dramatically increased causing ecological and social problems like land-grabbing.
As the center of IGEM 2016 team Pasteur, they chose arboviruses. These are mosquito-borne viruses which often cause severe diseases in humans. These viruses are spreading at an alarming rate on a global scale due to mosquitoes, their vectors.
Honey bees are incredibly important pollinators responsible for the abundance and diversity of our food. Unfortunately they are in trouble, they are being threatened by a parasitic mite called varroa destructor.
ZJU_China's iGEM project aimed at creating a toxin production and carrier system, which is highly specific to termite metabolism and behaviour, to be used as pesticide against termites that nowadays increasingly cause damage in buildings in Chines
UFMG_Brazil’s iGEM project aimed at creating a new system of medicine production and delivery for human inflammatory diseases, based on a strain of the parasitic protozoan Leishmania, that is modified to be unharmful to humans.
TU_Darmstadt team’s iGEM project combines three technologies: the production of a bio-resin suitable for 3D printing via metabolic engineering of E.coli bacterium, a do-it-yourself open-source 3D-printer, and a software for scanning body
Toronto team’s iGEM project was to design a synthetically engineered bacteria that would be able to bioremediate toluene, which is a toxin in oil sand wastewater ponds that poses a threat to the natural waters in Alberta, Canada.
Berlin's iGEM project was about constructing a modular filtering unit, which can be applied in wastewater treatment plants to degrade microplastics into biodegradable compounds, hence reducing the release of microplastics into aquatic ecosystems a