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Imperial College London iGEM 2006
Oscillators are a fundamental building block in many engineering fields and are a widespread phenomenon in biology. Building a biological oscillator is thus a crucial step forward in the field of Synthetic Biology.
Following the design of the oscillator, a full theoretical analysis of the Lotka-Volterra properties was carried out, which promised the successful outcome of oscillations. Additionally, all components as well as the overall oscillator were modelled such that the behaviour of the system could be predicted. Our team successfully built functional parts, thus providing the building block for the final oscillator. All parts created were experimentally tested and their characterization could be used to feedback information into the modelling.
|PoPs Blocker||Biological to Electrical Interface|
As a method of controlling the activation of the positive-feedback loop in our predator-prey based oscillator, we successfully created this part, which can be used as a general Pops Blocker:
We also worked on a Biosensor for measuring AHL concentrations in order to establish a Biological to Electrical Interface this summer.
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