Basic part


This year, we focus on energy advancement. Using the tools of synthetic biology, we plan to create a symbiotic system of Cyanobacteria, Rhodopseudomonas palustris and Shewanella to transform light into electricity. In terms of light input, we will create pathways of lactate production and transportation in Cyanobacteria and Rhodopseudomonas palustris, forcing the two to output lactate coming from photosynthesis indirectly. In terms of electricity output, we will create pathways in Shewanella, improving the utilization of lactate and the production of NADH, corresponding to electricity production. And that's how our project functions to transform light to electricity using synthetic biology.