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<strong>2007 Harvard iGEM team (Video, 9 mins)</strong>:
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Revision as of 17:52, 20 April 2008

                

Welcome to Harvard's 2007 iGEM team wiki!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Harvard 2007 iGEM team Kneeling (L-R): Nicholas Guido, George Xu, Stephanie Lo, Ellenor Brown, Shaunak Vankudre, Alain Viel Standing (L-R): Pamela Silver, George Church, Debra Auguste, Bill Senapedis, William Shih On Statue (L-R):  Mike Strong, Tamara Brenner, Perry Tsai, Kevin Shee, Harris Wang
Harvard 2007 iGEM team
Kneeling (L-R): Nicholas Guido, George Xu, Stephanie Lo, Ellenor Brown, Shaunak Vankudre, Alain Viel
Standing (L-R): Pamela Silver, George Church, Debra Auguste, Bill Senapedis, William Shih
On Statue (L-R): Mike Strong, Tamara Brenner, Perry Tsai, Kevin Shee, Harris Wang


A basic overview about Harvard iGEM 2007:

This year Harvard's team consisted of 8 undergraduate students, with backgrounds in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and computer science. With the help of 6 faculty advisers and 4 teaching fellows, plus one education advisor, they devised and executed a single project in the area of systems biology with three subsections, which you can find in the "projects" section above.


A basic overview about iGEM Competition:
iGEM is an international arena where student teams compete to design and assemble engineered machines using advanced genetic components and technologies.


We work in the field of "synthetic biology":

"Synthetic biology aims to create novel biological functions and tools by modifying or integrating well-characterized biological components (i.e. genes, promoters) into higher order genetic networks using mathematical modeling to direct the construction towards the desired end product."


2007 Harvard iGEM team (Video, 9 mins): Video produced by Leigh Stimolo, 2007.





And...we never forget how much fun research really can be...


I mean, where else will you get the chance to see a picture of RFP bacteria combined with the famous Edvard Munch work Scream. (See left)


And where else can you have a blast "whashing" DNA? (See video)


Finally, a special thanks goes to MIT's team page, along with the rest of the iGEM team for our page formatting.


Hope you enjoy the page,

-Kevin


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