News and Announcements
Projects: Cling-E. coli
In the Lab
iGEM and OWW
This year Harvard's team consisted of 8 undergraduate students, with backgrounds in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and computer science. With the help of 6 faculty advisers and 4 teaching fellows, plus one education advisor, they devised and executed a single project in the area of systems biology with three subsections, which you can find in the "projects" section above.
A basic overview about iGEM Competition:
iGEM is an international arena where student teams compete to design and assemble engineered machines using advanced genetic components and technologies.
We work in the field of "synthetic biology":
"Synthetic biology aims to create novel biological functions and tools by modifying or integrating well-characterized biological components (i.e. genes, promoters) into higher order genetic networks using mathematical modeling to direct the construction towards the desired end product."
2007 Harvard iGEM team (Video, 9 mins):
Video produced by Leigh Stimolo, 2007.
And...we never forget how much fun research really can be...
I mean, where else will you get the chance to see a picture of RFP bacteria combined with the famous Edvard Munch work Scream. (See left)
And where else can you have a blast "whashing" DNA? (See video)
Finally, a special thanks goes to MIT's team page, along with the rest of the iGEM team for our page formatting.
Hope you enjoy the page,