Team:ABSI Kenya

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ABSI_Kenya is a team of young professionals with innovative ideas to solve local problems using synthetic biology.

About Our project

Every year, 1.6 million lives are lost globally as a result of diarrheal diseases. A huge percentage of these are linked to poor sanitation and hygiene and contaminated water. In Kenya alone, 47% of the population lacks access to clean drinking water. This demographic relies on ponds, rivers wells, and other unimproved sources Unfortunately, these are contaminated with industrial effluent and domestic output such as feces. These present a serious health hazard when ingested. These classes of contaminants are dangerous and are known to end human life or at the least cause illness to human beings. Some of the effects are irreversible. Since this is a major problem in Kenya our team has decided to design a water-based biosensor that will be able to detect chemical and microbial contaminants in water. Our project gives a provision for affected communities to test their drinking water from the comfort of their homes. With the use of biological engineering principles, we have designed a biosensor that detects the common bacterial and chemical contaminants, The kit will be highly accurate and the results will be easy to read, hence no laboratory is required for this. :

Styling your wiki

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While you may not win Best Wiki with this styling, your team is still eligible for all other awards. This default wiki meets the requirements, it improves navigability and ease of use for visitors, and you should not feel it is necessary to style beyond what has been provided.

Uploading pictures and files

You must upload any pictures and files to the iGEM 2021 server. Remember to keep all your pictures and files within your team's namespace or at least include your team's name in the file name.

When you upload, set the "Destination Filename" to T--YourOfficialTeamName--NameOfFile.jpg. (If you don't do this, someone else might upload a different file with the same "Destination Filename", and your file would be erased!)

Wiki template information

We have created these wiki template pages to help you get started and to help you think about how your team will be evaluated. You can find a list of all the pages tied to awards here at the Pages for awards link. You must edit these pages to be evaluated for medals and awards, but ultimately the design, layout, style and all other elements of your team wiki is up to you!

Editing your wiki

On this page you can document your project, introduce your team members, document your progress and share your iGEM experience with the rest of the world!

Use WikiTools - Edit in the black menu bar to edit this page


This wiki will be your team’s first interaction with the rest of the world, so here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • State your accomplishments! Tell people what you have achieved from the start.
  • Be clear about what you are doing and how you plan to do this.
  • You have a global audience! Consider the different backgrounds that your users come from.
  • Make sure information is easy to find; nothing should be more than 3 clicks away.
  • Avoid using very small fonts and low contrast colors; information should be easy to read.
  • Start documenting your project as early as possible; don’t leave anything to the last minute before the Wiki Freeze. For a complete list of deadlines visit the iGEM 2021 calendar
  • Have lots of fun!