IGEM:Stanford/2009/General Comments

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  • Robert 12:19, 28 March 2009 (EDT): I think it'd be cool to do all three of the projects as what they described as their plan to "Save the World." If we simplify each project to do a specific task but make it simple, I think it's possible. EX: If we engineer a simple PS-related pathway in cyano with a few genes; engineer a simple way to degrade plastics consisting of two or three genes (maybe in yeast?); and the same concept with environmental estrogens (in E.coli?); we could show our team was very flexible in designing and working with almost any previously engineered strain in the registry! The only down fall I see is if working with more than one strain is not allowable for iGEM, then nevermind! I don't recall any team using more than one strain for their project but anyways, I just wanted to know what you guys thought.
  • Robert 13:52, 28 March 2009 (EDT): On second thought, it was mentioned that this would be very overwhelming, so scratch everything said above! But other comments are welcome.
  • Anusuya Ramasubramanian 12:25, 1 April 2009 (PST): I think both the minicells project and the photosynthesis project are fairly interesting and easy to implement. On the whole, I'm not sure if we should do the three "Save the world" projects unless we can implement all three ideas in tangible and concrete application. I think fragmenting the project into three separate ideas makes it difficult to assess success.
  • --Christopher C Vanlang 02:01, 11 April 2009 (EDT) Cool example of synthetic bio