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Southern Connecticut State University Wins Bronze at iGEM

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The students competed in October at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition in Boston, where they presented their research on trying to find a faster testing method to detect tuberculosis.

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Southern Connecticut State University Wins Bronze at iGEM

  1. 1. Synthetic Biology • Multi disciplinary • Biology • Chemistry • Computer Science • Physics • Mathematics • Biology and Engineering Principles • Design, Build, Test Cycle
  2. 2. Synthetic Biology Applications • Environmental Remediation • Drug Production • Diagnostics • Manufacturing
  3. 3. Synthetic Biology Applications • Environmental Remediation • Drug Production • Diagnostics • Manufacturing
  4. 4. Synthetic Biology Applications • Environmental Remediation • Drug Production • Diagnostics • Manufacturing
  5. 5. Synthetic Biology Applications • Environmental Remediation • Drug Production • Diagnostics • Manufacturing
  6. 6. iGEM • International Genetically Engineered Machine • Started in 2003 at MIT as independent study course • Grown to 305 teams in 2016 Growth of teams from 2004 to 2014
  7. 7. iGEM Competition
  8. 8. iGEM Competition
  9. 9. iGEM Competition
  10. 10. iGEM Competition
  11. 11. iGEM Competition
  12. 12. iGEM Competition
  13. 13. iGEM Competition
  14. 14. Tuberculosis • Global Issue • 1/3 World Population infected • 1.5 million deaths in 2014 • TB and HIV • Drug Resistant • Latent vs Active • Treatable
  15. 15. Current Testing • Skin Test • Blood Test • Chest X-ray • Sputum Culture • All require Laboratory Equipment
  16. 16. Project Goals • Breath Test • Fast Results • Distributable • Easy to Read
  17. 17. Our Project
  18. 18. Our Project Tuberculosis
  19. 19. Our Project Tuberculosis VOCs
  20. 20. Our Project Tuberculosis VOCs
  21. 21. Our Project Tuberculosis VOCs
  22. 22. Our Project Tuberculosis VOCs
  23. 23. Our Project Tuberculosis VOCs
  24. 24. Outreach • Outside the Lab • Building with Biology • Local Middle and High School Teachers
  25. 25. Jamboree • Boston, Ma • Oct 27th-Oct 31st • In attendance • 5,600 people • 42 countries • Presentation and Poster • Workshops • Seminars
  26. 26. Jamboree • Boston, Ma • Oct 27th-Oct 31st • In attendance • 5,600 people • 42 countries • Presentation and Poster • Workshops • Seminars
  27. 27. Jamboree • Boston, Ma • Oct 27th-Oct 31st • In attendance • 5,600 people • 42 countries • Presentation and Poster • Workshops • Seminars
  28. 28. Jamboree • Boston, Ma • Oct 27th-Oct 31st • In attendance • 5,600 people • 42 countries • Presentation and Poster • Workshops • Seminars
  29. 29. Jamboree • Boston, Ma • Oct 27th-Oct 31st • In attendance • 5,600 people • 42 countries • Presentation and Poster • Workshops • Seminars
  30. 30. Outcomes • Bronze Medal • Research Experience • Attended a Conference • Contributed to Science

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