Discussed Akash's idea to work on Corals:
- use syn bio to slow coral bleaching
- reach out to iGEM teams that have worked on this before
- caveats: lots of complex interactions, scalability (will probably take 10-15 years)
- Akash, Arya, Sanjana, Soorya will work on this
Arya - Terpenoids:
- 5 igem teams have worked on this and have failed to express this
Sanjana - Flavonoids:
- Use in pharma is not very promising
Likhith, Soorya, Ashli, Vidisha:
- Discussed polyketides and non ribosomal peptides, will do further research on it
Ashwin - ?
Other topics being considered:
- Thyroid diagnostics + diagnostics in general
- Waste to raw material - upcycling?
- Biosensors for fertiliser in farmlands