Welcome to iGEM 2018!

Your team has been approved and you are ready to start the iGEM season!

Before you start

Please read the following pages:

The project so far and what is to come!

The main project goal for the 2018 Guelph iGEM team is the enzymatic degradation of calcium oxalate using the heterologous production of Formyl-CoA Transferase (FRC) and Oxalyl-CoA Decarboxylase (OXC). This project is specifically designed to be applicable for the brewing industry where calcium oxalate is a by-product that accumulates on the inside of brewing equipment and is costly to clean. There are also possible cross over into the medical field as calcium oxalate can form kidney stones. Currently we plan to accomplish this through three sub projects. The first will involve transforming Escherichia coli (E. coli) with plasmids containing the enzyme’s genes. Then inducing protein expression to characterize and optimize the activity of FRC and OXC as a cleaning solution. The second is to determine if yeast cells transformed with a plasmid containing FRC and OXC will be capable of surviving, well secreting functional enzymes. And the third project will look at introducing Oxalate Formate Antiporter (oxIT) into the yeast’s cellular membrane so that calcium oxalate can be take up into the cell a broken down there.

Uploading pictures and files

You must upload any pictures and files to the iGEM 2018 server. Remember to keep all your pictures and files within your team's namespace or at least include your team's name in the file name.

When you upload, set the "Destination Filename" to T--YourOfficialTeamName--NameOfFile.jpg. (If you don't do this, someone else might upload a different file with the same "Destination Filename", and your file would be erased!)

Wiki template information

We have created these wiki template pages to help you get started and to help you think about how your team will be evaluated. You can find a list of all the pages tied to awards here at the Pages for awards link. You must edit these pages to be evaluated for medals and awards, but ultimately the design, layout, style and all other elements of your team wiki is up to you!

Editing your wiki

On this page you can document your project, introduce your team members, document your progress and share your iGEM experience with the rest of the world!

Use WikiTools - Edit in the black menu bar to edit this page


This wiki will be your team’s first interaction with the rest of the world, so here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • State your accomplishments! Tell people what you have achieved from the start.
  • Be clear about what you are doing and how you plan to do this.
  • You have a global audience! Consider the different backgrounds that your users come from.
  • Make sure information is easy to find; nothing should be more than 3 clicks away.
  • Avoid using very small fonts and low contrast colors; information should be easy to read.
  • Start documenting your project as early as possible; don’t leave anything to the last minute before the Wiki Freeze. For a complete list of deadlines visit the iGEM 2018 calendar
  • Have lots of fun!


You can also view other team wikis for inspiration! Here are some examples: