IGEM:MIT/2005/Potpourri of ideas from summer 2004

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===Some ideas from summer 2004=== (brainstorming fodder):

  1. Information Processing Ideas
    1. Latch
    2. Half adder \rightarrow Full Adder
    3. Counter
  2. Other Ideas
    1. Chemotaxis \rightarrow patterns
    2. Intercellular Communication
    3. Multiple cell types
      • possibly with similar machinery, but restricted means of communicating with each other
      • similarly, usage of different cell types to allow component reuse
    4. Color changing
    5. Coupling function to selection mechanisms
    6. Encoding in unstable clocks and out mechanisms
    7. 3D Patterns
      • from cells
      • from proteins
    8. Integrate quorum sensing
    9. Phage interactions [what does this mean?]
    10. Temperature sensitive latch
    11. Cellular automata
  3. Inputs Signals:
    1. chemicals
    2. nutrients/food
    3. antibiotics
    4. small molecules (e.g., IPTG)
    5. temperature
    6. light
    7. charge
    8. sound
    9. magnetic field
    10. electricity
    11. gravity
  4. Output Reporters
    1. motion
      1. run away!
      2. move towards something (i like that? do i like that? i like that?)
    2. fluoresence/light emission
    3. death!
    4. growth
    5. raw concentrations (what does this mean?)
    6. form a bio-film
    7. change color
    8. eat something
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