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Welcome to Harvard's 2007 iGEM team wiki!

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News and Announcements


Tentative Schedule

Projects: Cling-E. coli

Project Planning

For visitors

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Lab Notebooks

Media Center

Useful links

iGEM and OWW




<html> <img src="http://openwetware.org/images/3/39/Icon_groups.png" alt="People"> </html>People


Teaching Fellows


Education Advisor

Harvard 2007 iGEM team
Kneeling (L-R): Nicholas Guido, George Xu, Stephanie Lo, Ellenor Brown, Shaunak Vankudre, Alain Viel
Standing (L-R): Pamela Silver, George Church, Debra Auguste, Bill Senapedis, William Shih
On Statue (L-R): Mike Strong, Tamara Brenner, Perry Tsai, Kevin Shee, Harris Wang

Just a basic overview about Harvard iGEM 2007:

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.

Wikipedia defines "synthetic biology" as:

"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."

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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,