iGEM team opts for an optogenetics project

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Published : 10 June 2013

For the third year in a row, Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma students will take part in iGEM, the global synthetic biology competition held by MIT. The Grenoble team will consist of ten university students: four from Phelma; three from UJF; two from Mines de Saint-Étienne; and one student from the US (Louisiana) doing an internship at LMGP

The team’s project involves optogenetics, or the genetic modification of cells so they react to light. They will develop a system that lets them precisely control two key bacteria culture properties—cell density and cytosolic protein concentration—using light signals. Project work started in late May and the European qualifications will be held in Lyon in October, a month before the finals in Boston.

Contact: simon.pacouret@phelma.grenoble-inp.fr

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