Team:SUNY Oneonta/Judging

Medal Criteria | iGEM SUNY_Oneonta

Medal Criteria

Bronze Metal Criteria

Competition Deliverables

  • Our team has completed a project wiki, presentation video, project promotion video, and judging form.


Please see our attributions Here

Project Description

We have created wiki pages for our Project Inspiration and Project Description


Our contributions are described on the Contributions page of our wiki.

We have submitted the parts: BBa_K3952000, BBa_K3952001, BBa_K3952003, BBa_K3952004 to the iGEM parts registry.

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

Engineering Success

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.

Human Practices

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.

Proposed Implementation

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.