During this summer vacation, we participated in summer camp activity in ECUST and gave a presentation on synthetic biology and our project to high school students.
We were invited to hold biological lecture for students in our department to show specifically what you can do in producing through synthetic biology.
For new students eager to know our team, we gave a presentation about our iGEM club and project to freshmen on the Club Night, welcoming their registration.
In order to make our project more complete and integrated, we always have to know how the public citizens without professional background think about our project. To collect public opinions on solving practical environmental problems with genetically engineered bacteria, we designed a questionnaire and distributed it across the country. With more than 500 valid questionnaires, we found most respondents (57.48%) strongly supported to bring in a third-party organization for supervising and controlling, but also 66.22% of all respondents found it risky to put engineered bacteria even with well-designed hardware and equipment. We hope the survey can help us have a deeper understanding of public opinions and by analyzing and interpreting related results, we improved our project with a clear target. Results of some important results are listed as follows and the full file can be found here.