Team:Pittsburgh CSL

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http://2018.igem.org/Team:Pittsburgh_CSL

What We Do

The burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gases that are damaging the atmosphere and impacting the global environment. Energy from sustainable sources such as wind and solar is difficult to store for times when the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining.

In order to build a sustainable energy source for energy on demand we are creating a system using living organisms. E. coli will be engineered to synthesize lactate which will then be used to feed a Shewanella biofilm. Shewanella is a bacteria that can transfer electrons to a cathode and produce a current to light a bulb. The community will be involved through a DNA Code Game designed for middle and elementary school students to raise awareness of synthetic biology and iGEM.


Community Engagement

DNA Code Game

This table uses the same principles as our cells do to make proteins. Use the code table to decipher the code that is given.A message is hidden within the code. To decipher the code to unlock the message, start from the middle of the code table work your way up to the end of the table. The letter at the outside of the table is the letter that you need for the code. Then you can work in reverse and write a code to tell your friends about the PGH-RESISTORS


OUR PROJECT

Energy On Demand From Symbiotic Microbial Fuel Cells

The burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gases that are damaging the atmosphere and impacting the global environment. Energy from sustainable sources such as wind and solar is difficult to store for times when the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining.

In order to build a sustainable energy source for energy on demand we are creating a system using living organisms. E. coli will be engineered to synthesize lactate which will then be used to feed a Shewanella biofilm. Shewanella is a bacteria that can transfer electrons to a cathode and produce a current to light a bulb. The community will be involved through a DNA Code Game designed for middle and elementary school students to raise awareness of synthetic biology and iGEM.