5x5 PPT Idea Presentations
- Suzie Telomeres (10 min)
- Anusuya Carbon sequestration(10 min) -
- Ariana Unnatural amino acids [A chemical toolkit for proteins — an expanded genetic code] (10 min) -
- Robert Virus engineering (10 min) - Engineered Virus Targets Brain Tumors
- Joseph Bioluminescence (10 min)
- Ming Degrading plastics
- Mark Novel Biochemistry (10 min)
- Leon PDF version of my presentation on RNA based regulation systems | And here is the Keynote version of it in case you wanna see all the fancy animation
- Bobby Novel Methods of Drug Delivery (10 min)
SiGEM Overview: Media: SiGEM Overviw Presentation.mov
- Robert 01:16, 12 February 2009 (EST): Add any comments you may have here. I would like to reiterate the idea of keeping our project simple, yet effective.
- Nghi Nguyen 12:18, 12 February 2009 (EST): Also, I don't know if you guys want these items to be factors, but here are some for you to consider: publicity, corporate funding opportunities, long-term prospects. In terms of publicity, it would be great if we did a project in biofuel or bioluminescence. I think we would get a LOT of press if we were to do it successfully. The more press, the more the world will know about Stanford iGEM. Last year, Rice came up with a simple idea of making a beer healthier. I can't even begin to tell you how many news outlets cover their "biobeer" story. With regards to corporate funding opportunities, it is in our best interest to do one relating to medicine or one relating to energy. what's hot
- Christopher C Vanlang 18:10, 12 February 2009 (EST)I would understand biofuels but why bioluminescence? Heck, you can make anything glow these days. What exactly are you looking for to make something novel?
- Turns out that there was a team last year that actually did do the game of life Team Groningen
- I just thought about this. The Professor-Child analogy is very similar to a Yeast two-hybrid screen. Just another way of explaining the system.
- Nghi Nguyen 13:28, 17 February 2009 (EST)Here were the comments I made during the presentations. Michael: For tic-tac-toe, we need two different types of cells and we need to figure out a way to control movement in the X-Y plane; For RNA riboswitches, one of the projects was to modify the sensor. Is it hard to engineer? Is it hard to develop a computer program that can predict its usability? For the secondary messenger that sends out the signal which the riboswitches detect, this design is limited by ONE single output. For the PNA project, please look into how DNA and RNA polymerases read PNA.
- Ming, can you find and upload the papers concerning plastic degradation. To be successful, we would need to know the enzymes and maybe even the pathways that enable Sphingomnas and Pseudomonas bacterium to eat plastics.
- On another note, I apologize for the confusion but they have successfully made a model system for Huntington's Disease in Yeast. Not prions or Mad Cow. - Chris
- Curious to see what people wrote their grants on. - Chris
- Mark: Selecting for Mutant Reverse Transcriptases Capable of Transcribing Peptide Nucleic Acids
- Suzie: Introducing two specific light-sensitive proteins, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) and Natronomonas pharaonis halorhodopsin (NpHR) into dopaminergetic neural stem cells for selective manipulation in Parkinson's Disease
- Ariana: The capacity of retinoic-acid to induce phenotype-switching in differentiated Th17 Cells as a control mechanism in immunological homeostasis
- Ming: Purification and reengineering of plastic-degrading enzyme from Streptomyces viridosporus, Streptomyces badius and Streptomyces setonii
- Leon: The Effectiveness of Three Input RNA-based Gene Regulatory Systems
- Anusuya: Zisman-Chow Characterization of the Non-Classical Liquid Wetting Behavior on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT) Substrates
- Michael: Optimize the Production of Lipids from Algae Using Machine Learning and Directed Evolution
- Joseph: The use of metabolites expressed by RNA-based gene regulatory devices in feedback mechanisms and multi-layer logic gate structures
Second Round Presentations
- Ming: Purification and Reengineering of Plastic-Degrading Enzymes
- Suzie & Robert: Biofuels
- Mark: Microbot Drug Delivery - Which Model Organism?
- Joseph: Expressing Surface Proteins to Target Cancer Cells
- Bobby: Preparing the Microbots
- Team ALI: Build E. coli, Save the World!