IGEM:Hong Kong HKUST/June 25

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General Info

From 5p.m. to 8:20p.m.

Rm 5486

Attendance: Xiuye, Qing, Jinyu, Winnie, Guangnan, King and 3 high school students.


  • These three high school students will attend our meetings and join our discussions. In addition, they will watch us doing experiments and learn some basic techniques if necessary.


Meeting with high school students

Introduction of "iGEM"


"Ready to teach"

"Introduction of one of our potential projects-Randomemorizer+Chemorunner" ......

Proposal Writing

Combination of Randomemorizer and Chemorunner(bouncing back and forth) by Guangnan

  • how to modify the promoter to a mutual exclusive one (reference: Peking 07, how theirs works)
  • AD-BD system
    • BD: difficult to find suitable pairs
  • Chemo-runner: quorum sensing and motility control
    • quorum sensing, use two AHL system for two sides. When cell accumulates to certain concentration, they may expel each other. (reference: 06 Cambridge--There are many different AHL can be sensed by different species, that is, it is a species-specific molecule)
    • use motility control to stablize the pattern

  • Problems: Gradient agar plate: difficult to make?