Mina-News #20 - May 2012
Grenoble’s iGEM team ready to select a project
The cross-university team that will represent Grenoble in the 2012 iGEM synthetic biology competition is gearing up to make its final selection between two possible projects: adding an innovative genetic network to a shared bacteria so that the bacteria can visibly detect a pathogen and secret a molecule to destroy it; or, enhancing a genetic network so that it can make a molecule cyclically.
In June the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will send all competing teams the biobricks that will let them begin manipulating DNA fragments. The Grenoble team has to have its project ready for the European qualifications in Amsterdam in early October, one month before the finals in Boston.