Zamorano University Synthetic Biology Outreach Trip

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I traveled to [http://www.zamorano.edu/ Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School] in Honduras, Central America in June 2013 to teach a short Synthetic Biology class on design and testing of a copper biosensor in E.coli. The project was very appropriate to Honduras since several of their lakes are contaminated with copper runoff from fields due to the use of pesticides to fight coffee rust.
I traveled to [http://www.zamorano.edu/ Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School] in Honduras, Central America in June 2013 to teach a short Synthetic Biology class on design and testing of a copper biosensor in E.coli. The project was very appropriate to Honduras since several of their lakes are contaminated with copper runoff from fields due to the use of pesticides to fight coffee rust.
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[[Image:Lake Yojoa Honduras.JPG|thumb|left|Lake Yojoa Honduras, contaminated with copper runoff]]
[[Image:DSC_0244.JPG|thumb|left|A Group picture with several of the students at Zamorano and Professors Maria Mercedes Roca and Arie Sanders]]
[[Image:DSC_0244.JPG|thumb|left|A Group picture with several of the students at Zamorano and Professors Maria Mercedes Roca and Arie Sanders]]

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I traveled to Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras, Central America in June 2013 to teach a short Synthetic Biology class on design and testing of a copper biosensor in E.coli. The project was very appropriate to Honduras since several of their lakes are contaminated with copper runoff from fields due to the use of pesticides to fight coffee rust.

Lake Yojoa Honduras, contaminated with copper runoff
Lake Yojoa Honduras, contaminated with copper runoff
A Group picture with several of the students at Zamorano and Professors Maria Mercedes Roca and Arie Sanders
A Group picture with several of the students at Zamorano and Professors Maria Mercedes Roca and Arie Sanders
Trying hard to see some bacterial growth on those plates with the students in the biotech lab
Trying hard to see some bacterial growth on those plates with the students in the biotech lab
Getting ready for my cow milking experience
Getting ready for my cow milking experience
Fitting a milking apparatus on a cow is harder than it looks!
Fitting a milking apparatus on a cow is harder than it looks!
Eager and excited Zamorano students transforming E. coli with our copper biosensor
Eager and excited Zamorano students transforming E. coli with our copper biosensor
The working copper biosensors responding to Cu2+ on the agar plates
The working copper biosensors responding to Cu2+ on the agar plates
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