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How wonderful would it be, if you can see flowers in full glory throughout the year? If flowers bloom whenever you want, you could eat tasty fruits and see beautiful flowers any time. It is what we have been looking for, the technology to make flowers bloom. There is a plant hormone that enables us to realize this dream. The plant hormone, Florigen, controls and triggers flowering in plants. We will create Flower Fairy E.coli. This will make Florigen and transfer it into plant cells! This will enable us to make flowers bloom anytime!

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Have you ever hoped for a faster experiment? We guess, you have. In order to achieve a successful study, we have to experiment day by day. This is the case for iGEM, too. iGEMers tend to experiment on Escherichia.coli, and almost all experiments take a lot of time. Unless our guess is wrong, all scholars and iGEMers undergo hardships that make it seem impossible to complete their work by a deadline. Golden Gate Assembly made up by Carola Engler, Romy Kandzia, Sylvestre Marillonnet enables us to construct genes faster than any other assembly methods. We will confirm this assembly method and will so some experiments to check how the number of promoters influences the strength of transcription.

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This year, we implemented nine projects on "human practice".

Especially, we gave high priority to two programs, "Making iPhone app" and "Educational program"
We created an iPhone app named "iColi" which is a way to bring Japanese closer to synthetic biology. In addition, we carried out a lecture of synthetic biology and biochemistry at many places, Hibiya high school, Horikawa high school, Kyoto university, and so on. Thanks to our activities which we conduct this year, actually, the number of people who know synthetic biology and gene recombination is increasing.


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One of the main projects is to creat an iphone apps to let many Japanese know synthetic biology. We set the project because some Japanese people seemed to have a bad impression for gene recombination, and we wanted to modify this bias. In addition, the number of Japanese people who know what gene recombination is is still small, so we would like to show how wonderful recombination is to them.


The second project is to introduce the synthetic biology to high school students, as we would like many high school students to participate in iGEM. This summer, we carried out lectures about gene recombination and biochemistry in "Seiryo festival" at Hibiya high school, furthermore we held a poster session in open campus of Kyoto university.

Due to the curriculum in our country, it is rather difficult for high school students to take part in iGEM undergraduate category, so we decided to tell them about the HS division and support students who are interested in it. There will probably be many teams from Japan in the next iGEM HS division.

Other activities

  • Kyoto university Academic day
  • November Festival and Open Campus at Kyoto University
  • Science agora
  • Tie-up with Super Science High school
  • Cooperation

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You can see it at here.

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