University of Copenhagen iGEM 2018 Team proudly presents
Simple Pharmaceutical Protein Production & Purification System on Mars
This year’s Copenhagen iGEM team is working on a protein production system for the colonization of Mars. Microgravity on Mars induces muscle loss in Martians; to alleviate this, we will make pure human growth hormone using our novel PharMARSy system. PharMARSy is a protein production system that uses the disease-causing bacterial injectisome (Type III secretion system) as a molecular syringe to inject a specific protein, freshly made from a microbial factory, through a biomimetic membrane. PharMARSy allows for both production and purification of the protein - all in one.
Oh! PharMARSy works on Earth too, and we can produce many other pure proteins with PharMARSy!
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- view our poster that we presented at Nordic iGEM conference 2018 in Lund, where we won both the Judges prize and the iGEMers choice award.