User:Aaron Lecanda Sanchez

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Aaron Lecanda Sanchez (an artistic interpretation)
Aaron Lecanda Sanchez (an artistic interpretation)
  • Aaron Lecanda Sanchez
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - Genomic Science
  • Lindon B. Jhonson 112, Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico
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I work in the iGEM's lab at UNAM-CCG. I learned about OpenWetWare from iGEM, and I've joined because To share information about my work in iGEM.


  • Bachillerato: Logos Escuela de Bachilleres A.C.
  • Actual student of the undergraduate program of Genomic Sciences at UNAM

Research interests

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iGEM-UNAM-Genomics 2011

We're a group composed of 13 students and 3 advisors who have a Bachelor's degree, both from the Program of Genomic Sciences at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, as well as one emotive instructor.

Project: Hydromium etli


The bacteria Rhizobium etli occupies an important soil-enrichment, nitrogen-fixing niche in its symbiotic relationship with the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris. During its symbiotic stage, Rhizobium etli presents an adequate chemical environment for enzymatic hydrogen production. Although Rhizobium etli naturally produces hydrogen, it is through a low efficiency reaction. If more efficient hydrogen production is achieved, Rhizobium etli will acquire both the capacity of bioremediation via nitrogen fixation, as well as energy production.

Our central goal is to generate a transgenic Rhizobium etli , incorporating elements form the bacteria Clostridium acetobutylicum, the algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and the bacteria Desulfovibrio africanus, in order to enhance hydrogen production to a utilizable threshold while preserving its nitrogen fixation and symbiotic capabilities. Currently, there are no alternatives combining both hydrogen and nitrogen pathways in a single organic and green chassis. As such, our system promises an eco-friendly alternative to chemically derived soil enrichment with hydrogen co-production.

Our aims are:

  • Hydrogen production through the design and implementation of a synthetic gene circuit.
  • Nitrogen fixation through an endogenous enzymatic pathway of our host chassis.
  • The creation of a self-sustained transgenic system capable of mild bioremediation and energy contributions.


Name e-mail Role Picture
Daniela García Student
Héctor Medina Student
Fabricio López Student
Daniel Ramírez Student
Paulina Alatriste Student
Helena Reyes Student
Pablo Garcia Student
Melisa Rivas Student
Abiel Trevino Student
Melissa Molho Student
Uriel Urquiza Advisor
Fernando Montaño Advisor
Enrique Paz Advisor
Miguel Ángel Ramírez Romero Instructor

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