# BME494s2013 Project Team1

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BME494 Introduction to Synthetic Biology
Learning Objectives: Students should leave this unit equipped with a theoretical understanding of the typical lab techniques used in synthetic biology projects. Students will understand how laboratories carry out their work: from basic design and DNA construct assembly to data collection.

## Overview & Purpose

Text describing the image

Sarah

• What this can be used for
• Sensing something

## Background

Text describing the image

Sean

Julia

OUR GENE SWITCH:

Emily

## Testing: Modeling and GFP Imaging

graphical model (Julia)

A LAC SWITCH MODEL
Emily
We used a previously published synthetic switch, developed by Ceroni et al., to understand how our system could potentially be modeled and simulated.

AN INTERACTIVE MODEL
Someone
We used a model of the natural Lac operon to understand how changing the parameter values changes the behavior of the system.

COLLECTING IMPERICAL VALUES TO IMPROVE THE MODEL
Someone
We explored how one technique, imaging via microscopy could be used to determine the production rate of an output protein, in this case GFP in yeast, could be used to determine a "real" value for maximum GFP production rate under our own laboratory conditions.

- show plot of data and discuss outcome. - include some of the pictures of the raw data - wrap up section to explain how the curves could be improved

Ideally, the GFP production rate measured by this method could be entered as a value for [which parameter] in the Ceroni et al. model.

## Human Practices

Danger of Chemicals in Farmlands

## Our Team

• My name is Emily Byrne, and I am a student majoring in biomedical engineering. I am taking BME 494 because ###. An interesting fact about me is that ###.

Sarah K. Halls

• My name is Sarah K. Halls, and I am a student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am taking BME 494 because I enjoy cell and tissue Engineering work and hope to start my career in this field of study. An interesting fact about me is that I did an internship at Harvard University working on cell patterning.

Sean Hector

• My name is Edgil Hector (Sean), and I am a student majoring in biomedical engineering. I am taking BME 494 because the subject is relevant to my interests, and the class counts as a required technical elective. An interesting fact about me is that I am the most indecisive human being on the planet.

Julia Smith

• My name is Julia Smith, and I am a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I am taking BME 494 because I am extremely interested in synthetic biology. An interesting fact about me is that in addition to my nerdy side and love of accademic learning, I train reining horses.

## Works Cited

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