2007 Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine (VGEM) Team
Welcome to the Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine (VGEM) Team's wiki! The VGEM Team is an undergraduate research group interested in synthetic biology and biological engineering, and will compete in MIT's 2007 international Genetically Engineered Machines competition (iGEM) in November. We'll be adding new information regularly, so be sure to check up on us soon. - George McArthur
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We have three projects designed and we're working on running them in E. coli. Click on "Projects" for brief descriptions and references (more details will be posted on our iGEM wiki towards the end of the summer). Our group is also interested in environmental biological engineering and we'll be pursuing additional projects throughout the summer.
We discussed relevant literature, brainstormed project ideas and planned for the summer during our weekly meetings throughout the spring semester. Currently, we've stocked our lab with materials and supplies, and will start handling the bacteria tomorrow (5 June 2007).
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Our group is an interdisciplinary conglomeration that includes researchers from The School of Engineering and Applied Science, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Medicine.
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