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<h2> Our team had many accomplishments over the course of this summer.</h2>
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<p><b>In our <a class="orange">Human Practices</a> project, we...</b></p>
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<p><b>In our <a color=#FF7A00>Human Practices</a> project, we...</b></p>
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<ul><li><p> Established a <b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Interviews">dialogue between industry experts</a></b> in order to inform the design of our project.</p></li>
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<ul><li><p> Established a <a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Interviews">dialogue between industry experts</a> in order to inform the design of our project.</p></li>
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<li><p>Led a discussion through the oil sands leadership initiative (OSLI) on the need and potential for the use of <b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Collaborations#initiative">
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<li><p>Led a discussion through the oil sands leadership initiative (OSLI) on the need and potential for the use of <a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Collaborations#initiative">
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synthetic biology in the oil sands</a></b>.</p></li>
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synthetic biology in the oil sands</a>.</p></li>
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<li><p>Submitted <b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Killswitch/Regulation">novel riboswitch, promoter and regulatory parts</a></b> for use in the tight control of killswitch applications and beyond.</p></li>
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<li><p>Submitted <a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Killswitch/Regulation">novel riboswitch, promoter and regulatory parts</a> for use in the tight control of killswitch applications and beyond.</p></li>
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<li><p><b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Killswitch/Regulation#killswitch">Submitted and characterized</a></b> both a magnesium riboswitch/promoter GFP construct and a magnesium riboswitch/promoter kill gene construct.</p></li>
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<li><p><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/HumanPractices/Killswitch/Regulation#killswitch">Submitted and characterized</a> both a magnesium riboswitch/promoter GFP construct and a magnesium riboswitch/promoter kill gene construct.</p></li>
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<li><p><b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/OSCAR/Desulfurization#UBC">Partnered with the UBC iGEM team</a></b> in order to build and better optimize the <i>dsz</i> desulfurization operon.</p></li>
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<li><p><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Project/OSCAR/Desulfurization#UBC">Partnered with the UBC iGEM team</a> in order to build and better optimize the <i>dsz</i> desulfurization operon.</p></li>
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<li><p>Showcased our project to our city and the world through various outreach initiatives including a <b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Outreach/TEDxCalgary">TEDxCalgary City 2.0 talk</a></b>.</p></li>
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<li><p>Showcased our project to our city and the world through various outreach initiatives including a <a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Outreach/TEDxCalgary">TEDxCalgary City 2.0 talk</a>.</p></li>
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<li><p>Premiered and beta-tested our <b><a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Outreach/VideoGame">video game LAB ESCAPE!</a></b> at the <a class="orange" href="http://www.sparkscience.ca">Calgary Telus Spark World of Science</a>.</p></li></ul>
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<li><p>Premiered and beta-tested our <a class="orange" href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Calgary/Outreach/VideoGame">video game LAB ESCAPE!</a> at the <a class="orange" href="http://www.sparkscience.ca">Calgary Telus Spark World of Science</a>.</p></li></ul>
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<br><p><b>In terms of FRED, we ...</b></p>
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<p><b>In terms of <a color=#159900>FRED</a>, we...</b></p>
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<li><p> Constructed a <b>transposon library</b> in <i>Pseudomonas</i>, identifying two positive hits sensitive to a variety of tailings pond toxins.</p></li>
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<li><p> Constructed a transposon library in <i>Pseudomonas</i>, identifying two positive hits sensitive to a variety of tailings pond toxins.</p></li>
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<li><p>Submitted and electrochemically characterized the function of <b>two novel hydrolase enzymes</b> from <i>E. coli</i>, demonstrating the validity and potential of a <b>triple-output system</b> with high sensitivity and little background noise.</p></li>
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<li><p>Submitted and electrochemically characterized the function of two novel hydrolase enzymes from <i>E. coli</i>, demonstrating the validity and potential of a triple-output system with high sensitivity and little background noise.</p></li>
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<li><p>Designed and wet-lab verified a <b>kinetic model</b> of electrochemical gene expression.</p></li>
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<li><p>Designed and wet-lab verified a kinetic model of electrochemical gene expression.</p></li>
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<li><P>Designed both <b>software and hardware</b> for a biosensor prototype.</p></li></ul>
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<li><P>Designed both software and hardware for a biosensor prototype.</p></li></ul>
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<br><p><b>In terms of OCSAR, we ...</b></p>
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<br><p>In terms of OCSAR, we ...</p>
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<li><p>Demonstrated the successful conversion of <b>naphthenic acids into hydrocarbons</b> using Washington 2011's PetroBrick.</p></li>
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<li><p>Demonstrated the successful conversion of naphthenic acids into hydrocarbons using Washington 2011's PetroBrick.</p></li>
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<li><P>Documented the functionality of an <b>alternative enzyme to the PetroBrick</b> (<i>oleT</i>) in producing alkenes from fatty acids.</p></li>
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<li><P>Documented the functionality of an alternative enzyme to the PetroBrick (<i>oleT</i>) in producing alkenes from fatty acids.</p></li>
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<li><P>Modified an existing <i>xylE</i> part to show the degradation of <b>catechol into a product, which is then degraded into hydrocarbons</b> using the PetroBrick or OleT enzyme.</p></li>
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<li><P>Modified an existing <i>xylE</i> part to show the degradation of catechol into a product, which is then degraded into hydrocarbons using the PetroBrick or OleT enzyme.</p></li>
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<li><P>Designed, built, and tested a <b>functioning bioreactor</b> system in which to house our toxin degrading strain.</p></li>
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<li><P>Designed, built, and tested a functioning bioreactor system in which to house our toxin degrading strain.</p></li>
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<li><P>Used flux variability analysis to <b>optimize the production of our hydrocarbons</b>, surpassing Washington’s previous results through modification of growth media.</p></li>
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<li><P>Used flux variability analysis to optimize the production of our hydrocarbons, surpassing Washington’s previous results through modification of growth media.</p></li>
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<li><P>Demonstrated the successful <b>degradation of carbazole and DBT</b> by our model strains.</p></li>
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<li><P>Demonstrated the successful degradation of carbazole and DBT by our model strains.</p></li>
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<li><P><b>Submitted sequenced BioBricks</b> for the removal of nitrogen and sulfur from various compounds and <b>mutagenized eight separate genes</b> to remove illegal cut sites.</p></li>
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<li><P>Submitted sequenced BioBricks for the removal of nitrogen and sulfur from various compounds and mutagenized eight separate genes to remove illegal cut sites.</p></li>
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<li><P>Submitted and characterized a <b>new catalase generator</b> as well as a <b>novel oxido-reductase enzyme</b> for use in our desulfurization project.</p></li>
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<li><P>Submitted and characterized a new catalase generator as well as a novel oxido-reductase enzyme for use in our desulfurization project.</p></li>
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<li><P><b>Had an amazing summer and learned a ton!</b></p></li></ul>
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<li><P>Had an amazing summer and learned a ton!</p></li></ul>
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Accomplishments

Our team had many accomplishments over the course of this summer.

In our Human Practices project, we...


In terms of FRED, we...

  • Constructed a transposon library in Pseudomonas, identifying two positive hits sensitive to a variety of tailings pond toxins.

  • Submitted and electrochemically characterized the function of two novel hydrolase enzymes from E. coli, demonstrating the validity and potential of a triple-output system with high sensitivity and little background noise.

  • Designed and wet-lab verified a kinetic model of electrochemical gene expression.

  • Designed both software and hardware for a biosensor prototype.


In terms of OCSAR, we ...

  • Demonstrated the successful conversion of naphthenic acids into hydrocarbons using Washington 2011's PetroBrick.

  • Documented the functionality of an alternative enzyme to the PetroBrick (oleT) in producing alkenes from fatty acids.

  • Modified an existing xylE part to show the degradation of catechol into a product, which is then degraded into hydrocarbons using the PetroBrick or OleT enzyme.

  • Designed, built, and tested a functioning bioreactor system in which to house our toxin degrading strain.

  • Used flux variability analysis to optimize the production of our hydrocarbons, surpassing Washington’s previous results through modification of growth media.

  • Demonstrated the successful degradation of carbazole and DBT by our model strains.

  • Submitted sequenced BioBricks for the removal of nitrogen and sulfur from various compounds and mutagenized eight separate genes to remove illegal cut sites.

  • Submitted and characterized a new catalase generator as well as a novel oxido-reductase enzyme for use in our desulfurization project.

  • Had an amazing summer and learned a ton!