Team:Stony Brook

Welcome to the Stony Brook iGEM 2021 page!

Problem

● Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cHABs) are unwanted overgrowths of algae

● Disrupt drinking and recreational water access

● Release toxins causing severe illness or death of wildlife and humans

○ Microcystins (MCs) are one class of ubiquitous cHAB toxins
○ MC-LR, a heptapeptide, is most toxic

Solutions

  1. Membrane anchoring
  2. Periplasmic Secretion
  3. Detection