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5x5 PPT Idea Presentations

Presentation Material

SiGEM Overview: Media: SiGEM Overviw Presentation.mov

Comments Section

  • 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

Grant Ideas

Second Round Presentations