Bronze Metal Criteria
- Our team has completed a project wiki, presentation video, project promotion video, and judging form.
Please see our attributions Here
Our contributions are described on the Contributions page of our wiki.
We have continued work on part: BBa_K3389003
We conducted a survey to gauge interest in and need for development of an iGEM Hardware Registry. We also collected information about what types of information should be included in a registry.
Silver Medal Criteria
Please see our Engineering page
Our team engaged in collaborations with Team Linkoping, Team Rochester, Team Cornell, Team Aachen, and Team TU Eindhoven. Details about our collaboration efforts can be found on our collaborations page.
This year our team worked to engage stakeholders. We interviewed experts in cattle genetics and spoke to companies involved in the breeding of cattle and used their insight to guide the selection of targets. Detalis can be found on our Engaging Stakeholders page and our Educational Outreach page.
Our team worked to design, develop, and test assays and hardware for our field deployable genetic testing system that could be used by farmers to perform their own genetic testing for breeding purposes. Detalis can be found on our Implementation page.
Gold Medal Criteria
We built a homology model of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad27 protein (Flappase) interacting with DNA. This model helped us determine how positioning of this enzyme on DNA might interfere with our ability to detect genetic polymorphisms located close together. Detalis can be found on our Modeling page.
Education and Communication
Our team developed an educational outreach program targeted to elementary students. This program was targeted to fifth graders. We taught this program at a local elementary school and assessed the effectiveness of this program in increasing student learning. Detalis can be found on our Educational Outreach page.
Our project is centered around creating a genetic testing system that is easy to use and affordable, so that farmers who operate small dairy farms can have access to these powerful tools to make informed decisions when breeding herds. We focused on developing and testing assays and hardware that would be low cost and easy to use with our system. Through this, we have demonstrated proof of concept. Detalis can be found on our Implementation page, Sample Preparation page, and our Hardware page.