Medal Criteria

 Bronze Criteria

1. Register for iGEM, have a great iGEM season, and attend the Giant Jamboree.

Check! See our team information here.

2. Competition Deliverables

Check! You can visit our booth to see our poster and presentation at the Giant Jamboree. Visit our Wiki and Judging form  by clicking on the links.

3. Attributions

Check! See our attributions here.

4. InterLab Measurement

Check! We have completed the interlab measurement this year. See our results here!

 Silver Criteria

1.  Validated Part

Check! We have validated and well characterized the dCas13b-ADAR2DD (BBa_K2818002) and dCas13d-ADAR2 DD (BBa_K2818001). See our results for validating and characterising important design parameters of these parts here.

2.  Collaboration

Check! This year we have collaborated with  NUS-Singapore-AMacquarie Austrailia  and UI-Indonesia. See our details for collaboration here.

3.  Human Practice

Check! This year our human practice focuses on investigating the public attitude of gene editing in Singapore and in the Asia region. We have conducted a series of social studies and engagement with the public. See our human practice here.

 Gold Criteria

1. Integrated Human Practices

Check! Through interactions with different stakeholders in the discussion of gene editing, we have integrated the conclusions we draw from human practice to evolve our project. After human practice, we felt the great importance to develop RNA editing technology and realize better transcriptome analysis and include them as a part of our project. See our integrated human practice here.

2.  Improvement on a Part

Check! This year, we use DNA binders and DNA binding peptides to futher improve the transcriptional activation activity of the truncated dCas9 constructs. The new and improved truncated dCas9 broke through the threshold for improvement we faced in the previous year. See our part improvement here.

3.  Demonstration

Check! We have demonstrated the successful targeting and A-to-I base change by our dCas13b-ADAR2DD and dCas13d-ADAR2DD on mRNAs of the endogeneous gene in cancer cell model, illustrating great potential for the application of the constructs for therapeutic purposes. See our real life demonstration here.