Talk:Team:Columbia-Cooper-NYC/trial

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Over the course of the summer we built a set of BioBricks to allow bioluminescence in a wide range of colours which have applications both as reporters for <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/microMeasure" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/microMeasure" rel="nofollow"><b>biosensors</b></a> and as <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Lighting" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Lighting" rel="nofollow"><b>natural light sources</b></a>. We also developed software tools to aid construction of BioBrick parts and devices.
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</p><p><h2 class="noline" style="margin-top:30px;">Project Firefly</h2>
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</p><p>We adopted a number of strategies to extend the use of <b>firefly luciferase</b>:
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<ul><li> <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Codons" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Codons" rel="nofollow"><b>Codon optimisation</b></a> for increased light output
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</li><li> Use of a <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Bioluminescence/Luciferin_Regeneration" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Bioluminescence/Luciferin_Regeneration" rel="nofollow"><b>luciferin regenerating enzyme</b></a>.
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</li><li> Mutagenesis to create a number of <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Bioluminescence/Colour" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Bioluminescence/Colour" rel="nofollow"><b>different colours</b></a>
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<p><h2 class="noline" style="margin-top:30px;">Project Vibrio</h2>
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We complemented these firefly systems, which require the addition of the substrate luciferin, with light producing systems from <b>Vibrio fischeri</b>.  We believe we have created the <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Bioluminescence/G28" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Bioluminescence/G28" rel="nofollow"><b>first BioBrick</b></a> to emit light in normal E. coli strains without the addition of any external substrate.
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</p><p><h2 class="noline" style="margin-top:30px;">Tools</h2>
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</p><p>During our project we made extensive use of <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Gibson/Introduction" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Gibson/Introduction" rel="nofollow"><b>Gibson Assembly</b></a> to manufacture our parts, and have submitted an <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Gibson/RFC" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Gibson/RFC" rel="nofollow"><b>RFC</b></a> to the <a href="http://bbf.openwetware.org/" class="external text" title="http://bbf.openwetware.org/" rel="nofollow"><b>BioBricks Foundation</b></a> to help future teams make best use of this technique.
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</p><p>Along with this, we also constructed a number of tools to assist the synthetic biologists of the future:
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<ul><li> <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Gibson" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Gibson" rel="nofollow"><b>Gibthon Construct Designer</b></a> allows the user to enter a series of BioBrick or GenBank IDs in a specific order and computes the appropriate primers for <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Gibson/Introduction" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Gibson/Introduction" rel="nofollow"><b>Gibson Assembly</b></a>.
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</li><li> <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/GenBank" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/GenBank" rel="nofollow"><b>BioBrick → GenBank</b></a> allows parts from the registry to be downloaded in .gb format, making them compatible with a wide range of biological software.
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</li><li> The <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Ligate" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Ligate" rel="nofollow"><b>Ligation Calculator</b></a> is a small calculator to help you work out the proportions to use for ligation in BioBrick assembly without having to worry about units.
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</li><li> The <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Eglometer" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/Eglometer" rel="nofollow"><b>E.glometer</b></a> is a cheap, easily built, piece of electronics for measuring bioluminescence.  It allows scientists without access to expensive plate readers to measure bacterial light output and has potential applications in <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/microMeasure" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Cambridge/Tools/microMeasure" rel="nofollow"><b>quantitative biosensors</b></a>.
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<p><h2 class="noline" style="margin-top:30px;">Achievements in iGEM competition</h2>
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<ul><li> Finalist
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</li><li> Winner of "Best Wiki" award (awarded jointly to Cambridge and <a href="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Imperial_College_London" class="external text" title="http://2010.igem.org/Team:Imperial_College_London" rel="nofollow"><b>Imperial College London</b></a>)
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</li><li> Winner of the iGEMers Prize (awarded jointly to five iGEM teams)
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</li><li> Awarded a Gold Medal
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<p>Please see <a href="http://http://igem.org/Results" class="external text" title="http://http://igem.org/Results" rel="nofollow"><b>iGEM official results page</b></a> to see how all the teams did.
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</p><p><h2 class="noline" style="margin-top:30px;">In the news</h2>
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<ul><li> <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827885.000-glowing-trees-could-light-up-city-streets.html" class="external text" title="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827885.000-glowing-trees-could-light-up-city-streets.html" rel="nofollow">New Scientist article</a>
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</li><li> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1333334/How-trees-glow-like-fireflies-day-replace-streetlights.html" class="external text" title="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1333334/How-trees-glow-like-fireflies-day-replace-streetlights.html" rel="nofollow">Daily Mail article</a>
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</li><li> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/8215302/The-science-of-Christmas-we-could-grow-our-own-fairy-lights-say-the-tree-wise-men.html" class="external text" title="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/8215302/The-science-of-Christmas-we-could-grow-our-own-fairy-lights-say-the-tree-wise-men.html" rel="nofollow">The Telegraph Article</a>
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<div class="center"><div class="thumb tnone"><div class="thumbinner" style="width:702px;"><a href="/Image:Cambridge_team_pictwo2010.jpg" class="image" title="The team - in order - Anja Hohmann, Emily Knott, Hannah Copley, Will Handley, Theo Sanderson, Ben Reeve, Paul Masset, Peter Emmrich,  Bill Collins"><img alt="The team - in order - Anja Hohmann, Emily Knott, Hannah Copley, Will Handley, Theo Sanderson, Ben Reeve, Paul Masset, Peter Emmrich,  Bill Collins" src="/wiki/images/b/b0/Cambridge_team_pictwo2010.jpg" width="700" height="440" border="0" class="thumbimage" /></a>  <div class="thumbcaption">The team - in order - Anja Hohmann, Emily Knott, Hannah Copley, Will Handley, Theo Sanderson, Ben Reeve, Paul Masset, Peter Emmrich,  Bill Collins</div></div></div></div>
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