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Browsing all the available projects from the past years is becoming a big task. A categorized list of the projects will hopefully provide a better overview making this task easier. This is just a start-up, so please add projects and categories to complete this list.
Browsing all the available projects from the past years is becoming a big task. A categorized list of the projects will hopefully provide a better overview making this task easier. This is just a start-up, so please add projects and categories to complete this list.
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=2009 Competition=
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==Health & Medicine==
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* Restoration and maintenance of homeostasis through oscillations between dampening pathologic inflammation and immunosuppression - [http://2009.igem.org/Team:Stanford Stanford 2009]
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==Energy==
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* Conversion of lactose into ethanol - [http://2009.igem.org/Team:UNIPV-Pavia Pavia 2009]
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==Environment - sensing or remediation ==
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* Production of color pigments in response to different concentrations of an inducer - [http://2009.igem.org/Team:Cambridge Cambridge 2009]
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==Information processing==
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A cell-to-cell communication system that allows for the propagation of a set of instructions coded onto a plasmid - [http://2009.igem.org/Team:TUDelft TUDelft 2009]
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==Foundational research==
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* A “bio-screen” of voltage-activated yeast cells, where every “cellular pixel” produces light - [http://2009.igem.org/Team:Valencia Valencia 2009]
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==Manufacturing==
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* Versatile protein production and delivery platform for targeting the intestine.  Modules include drug production, self-encapsulation, and genome deletion. - [http://2009.igem.org/Team:Imperial_College_London Imperial College London 2009]
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=2007 Competition=
==Health & Medicine==
==Health & Medicine==
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*Targeting a specific subset of cells with a virus, based on (m?)RNA or protein expression profiles - [http://openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:Caltech/2007 Caltech 2007]
*Targeting a specific subset of cells with a virus, based on (m?)RNA or protein expression profiles - [http://openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:Caltech/2007 Caltech 2007]
*Repairing damaged heart cells by integrating healthy ES-cell-like cells that are autonomously differentiated towards cardiomyocites into the heart - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Bay_Area_RSI Bay Area RSI 2007]
*Repairing damaged heart cells by integrating healthy ES-cell-like cells that are autonomously differentiated towards cardiomyocites into the heart - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Bay_Area_RSI Bay Area RSI 2007]
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* Cancer specific RNAi mediated cell destruction - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Princeton Princeton 2007]
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* Phage that select against bacterial resistance (Project 1 of 2) - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Rice Rice 2007]
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* Designing a biological system to sense environmental glucose concentration and decrease the level of glucose by releasing insulin - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/NYMU_Taipei Taipei 2007]
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* Using bacteria to bind to targeted cells in a body, and under influence of enough bacteria (quorum sensing) evoke a desired response (like: kill the bad cell) -  [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Harvard Harvard 2007]
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* Using an AHL sensor (molecule secreted by biofilm microorganisms) and GFP reporter to detect biofilm formation in catheters. [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Imperial Imperial College London 2007]
==Energy==
==Energy==
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*Efficient pathway for the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Berkeley_LBL/Project Berkley LBL 2007]
*Efficient pathway for the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Berkeley_LBL/Project Berkley LBL 2007]
*Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Virginia/Projects Virginia 2007]
*Harvesting cellulose and light to power butanol biosynthesis - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Virginia/Projects Virginia 2007]
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*Solar-powered bacterial fuel cell - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Duke/Projects/fc Duke 2007 (4th Project)]
==Environment - sensing or remediation ==
==Environment - sensing or remediation ==
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*Quorum-sensing coupled with the repressilator - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/McGill McGill 2007]
*Quorum-sensing coupled with the repressilator - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/McGill McGill 2007]
*A biological breathalyzer - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Missouri_Miners Missouri Miners 2007 (project 2)]
*A biological breathalyzer - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Missouri_Miners Missouri Miners 2007 (project 2)]
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*a biosensor device for detection of several metals simultaneously - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Prairie_View Prairie View 2007]
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*A biosensor device for detection of several metals simultaneously - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Prairie_View Prairie View 2007]
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* Bioplastics Synthesis - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Duke/Projects/bp Duke 2007 (3rd Project)]
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* Integrated Sensor-Executor Proteins and Molecular Switches - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Freiburg Freiburg 2007 (1st Project)]
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* Biological radiation sensor (Project 2 of 2) - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/PennState Pennsylvania State 2007]
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* Quorumtaxis: combining quorum sensing with chemotaxis (Project 2 of 2) - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Rice Rice 2007]
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*Create a copper biosensor, that would sense copper ions in growing media (based on a water sample).  - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Saint_Petersburg Saint Petersburg 2007]
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*Engineer a strain of bacteria that could produce a signal in response to the presence of cyanide -[http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Southern_Utah Southern Utah 2007]
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* Using a sensor for organic pollutants coupled to electron carriers/export as reporter in an electrode setting allowing for the use of electrical measurements for presence of pollutants - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Glasgow Glasgow 2007]
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* Using chemotaxis with a variable inducing ligand to swim up concentration gradients of the ligand. [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Lethbridge Lethbridge 2007]
==Information processing==
==Information processing==
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*Building a printer of a laser and E.coli producing agarase upon excitation with the laser - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Calgary Calgary 2007]
*Building a printer of a laser and E.coli producing agarase upon excitation with the laser - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Calgary Calgary 2007]
*Create a Mexican wave pattern by the change of colors - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Mexican_Wave Turkey 2007 (project 1)]
*Create a Mexican wave pattern by the change of colors - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Mexican_Wave Turkey 2007 (project 1)]
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*Bacterial communication with light - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Duke/Projects/bc Duke 2007 (2nd Project)]
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*Division PoPper - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Edinburgh/DivisionPopper Edinburgh 2007 (1st Project)]
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* Educate the E.coli System - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/ETHZ ETH Zurich 2007]
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* Construct a biological device to imitate the function of the diode - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Tianjin Tianjin 2007]
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* Make a bacterial society that follows Pareto's principle as an ant society does - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Tokyo_Tech Tokyo Tech 2007]
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* Build a bacterial (E. coli) neural network composed of two cell types - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Toronto Toronto 2007]
==Foundational research==
==Foundational research==
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* Building a new organelle for synthetic biology - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/UCSF/Organelle_Intro UCSF 2007 (project 2)]
* Building a new organelle for synthetic biology - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/UCSF/Organelle_Intro UCSF 2007 (project 2)]
* Directed evolution by error-prone PCR and screening methods - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Boston_University Boston University 2007]
* Directed evolution by error-prone PCR and screening methods - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Boston_University Boston University 2007]
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* Marimo-ish gathering of bacteria - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Chiba Chiba]
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* Marimo-ish gathering of bacteria - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Chiba Chiba 2007]
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* Engineering fruit fly behavior by remote activation of neurons involved in reward and punishment - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/CSHL CSHL]
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* Engineering fruit fly behavior by remote activation of neurons involved in reward and punishment - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/CSHL CSHL 2007]
* Transport specific metal ions from a specific location to another on the surface of engineered bacterial cells - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Metal_Transporter Turkey 2007 (project 3)]
* Transport specific metal ions from a specific location to another on the surface of engineered bacterial cells - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Metal_Transporter Turkey 2007 (project 3)]
* Simulate the competition between two different warrior cell types - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Chase_Simulator Turkey 2007 (project 2)]
* Simulate the competition between two different warrior cell types - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Chase_Simulator Turkey 2007 (project 2)]
* Model the dynamics of the spread of an epidemic within a population - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Virginia_Tech/Project Virginia_Tech 2007]
* Model the dynamics of the spread of an epidemic within a population - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Virginia_Tech/Project Virginia_Tech 2007]
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* Electric field-activated transcription factor - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Duke/Projects/efatf Duke 2007 (1st Project)]
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* Self Flavouring Yoghurt - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Edinburgh/Yoghurt Edinburgh 2007 (2nd Project)]
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* Biobrick compatible strategy for fusion proteins - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Freiburg Freiburg 2007 (2nd Project)]
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* Fluorescent activity assay of RING Ubiquitin Ligase - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Mississippi_State Mississippi State University 2007]
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* Design of a Synthetic Multicellular Bacterium - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Paris Paris 2007]
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* Towards differentiating cells within a bacterial colony - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Peking_The_Projects Peking 2007]
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* Elimination of diauxic growth (Project 1 of 2) - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/PennState Pennsylvania State 2007]
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* A game of Bacterial warfare - [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Purdue Purdue University 2007]
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* Formation of E.coli scaffolds by making cells join. This is achieved by pointing two light beams at the cells which  induces adhesion to each other. [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Melbourne Melbourne 2007]

Current revision

Browsing all the available projects from the past years is becoming a big task. A categorized list of the projects will hopefully provide a better overview making this task easier. This is just a start-up, so please add projects and categories to complete this list.

Contents

2009 Competition

Health & Medicine

  • Restoration and maintenance of homeostasis through oscillations between dampening pathologic inflammation and immunosuppression - Stanford 2009

Energy

Environment - sensing or remediation

  • Production of color pigments in response to different concentrations of an inducer - Cambridge 2009

Information processing

A cell-to-cell communication system that allows for the propagation of a set of instructions coded onto a plasmid - TUDelft 2009

Foundational research

  • A “bio-screen” of voltage-activated yeast cells, where every “cellular pixel” produces light - Valencia 2009

Manufacturing

  • Versatile protein production and delivery platform for targeting the intestine. Modules include drug production, self-encapsulation, and genome deletion. - Imperial College London 2009


2007 Competition

Health & Medicine

  • A synthetic biology approach against HIV - Ljubljana 2007
  • Cost-effective red blood cell substitute constructed from engineered E. coli bacteria - Berkley UC 2007
  • Targeting a specific subset of cells with a virus, based on (m?)RNA or protein expression profiles - Caltech 2007
  • Repairing damaged heart cells by integrating healthy ES-cell-like cells that are autonomously differentiated towards cardiomyocites into the heart - Bay Area RSI 2007
  • Cancer specific RNAi mediated cell destruction - Princeton 2007
  • Phage that select against bacterial resistance (Project 1 of 2) - Rice 2007
  • Designing a biological system to sense environmental glucose concentration and decrease the level of glucose by releasing insulin - Taipei 2007
  • Using bacteria to bind to targeted cells in a body, and under influence of enough bacteria (quorum sensing) evoke a desired response (like: kill the bad cell) - Harvard 2007
  • Using an AHL sensor (molecule secreted by biofilm microorganisms) and GFP reporter to detect biofilm formation in catheters. Imperial College London 2007

Energy

Environment - sensing or remediation

Information processing

Foundational research

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