iGEM 2018 team tackles phagotherapy
Categorie(s) : Education, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 April 2018
Motivated by the success a team of students from Grenoble encountered at iGEM 2017, a new thirteen-member multidisciplinary team is already in the running for this year’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Boston. The team includes students in Phelma’s Biomed program, the Pharmacy School’s biotechnology program, students from business schools IAE and GEM, and a web designer.
The team’s project focuses on phagotherapy, a potential solution to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The team will design a functional prototype that can simultaneously detect the presence of pathogenic bacteria and the efficacy of phages against the bacteria detected. The system would use light to indicate which phages to select for therapeutic use.