For Future iGEMers
- Utilising CRISPR arrays in a cell free system for a modular viral biosensor.
- Bacterial quantum dot synthesis for solar cells.
- Using denitrification pathways for recovery of nitrified water.
- Engineering organisms to degrade compounds from munitions.
- A gene drive for corals introducing adaptations to ocean acidification.
- A phage based kill switch.
Food & Nutrition
- Engineering lactococcus for nutrient enriched cheese.
- A fast RNA oscillator based on the repressilator using dCas9 and aptazymes.
- Creating a standardised logic gate architecture in mammalian cells.
- Using conjugation and fluorescent aptamers to give live in vivo readouts of data stored in DNA.
- Engineering heterocyst-like patterning in minD mutants.
- Using inteins to anchor proteins to the cell membrane.
- A 4-output dCas9 based toggle switch.
- A bacterial organ formed of different cultures seperated by permeable membranes that signalling molecules can pass between.
- Modelling the Suckers, Cheats and Grudgers evolutionary stable strategy in an E. coli co-culture.
- Remediation of molecules using dead mini-cells.
- Biomining of metals by oxidising them to cause precipitation.
- Forming bacterial chains by localising adhesive proteins to the poles in order to produce strong biomaterials.
- Crosslinking enzymes biomaterials produced in vivo to generate catalytic biofilms.
- Producing camouflage dyes with reflectin proteins.
- Bacterial tattoo removal using enzymes that can degrade azo-dyes.
- Linking chemotaxis to optogenetics in bacteria that synthesise drugs so they can be directed to a tumour.