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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