Name: Krupakar Dhinakaran
Institution: Srishti, Bangalore
15th May 09
We created conceptual bacteria models.
The first diagram is the immuno-bacteria. Following it is the way it is used to clean water that has water borne-diseases and produce drinkable water.
16th May 09
As an introduction to all our efforts: Mit and what we are doing[]
Something done: Bactoblood[]
I am beginning to think about electricity conducting bacteria. There could several applications of these modified bacteria. I think starting from simply producing electricity, something that is been studied now, we could eventually create a micro-processor that is living and can adapt to meet system requirements. It would also power itself and make it independent of external power sources. As a third advantage, you could provide the bacteria the garbage in your house/environment.
An interesting article:Bacteria with wires[].
Another interesting idea that I came across- makes use of the colour of bacteria to create high-definition 2-d surfaces. []
22nd MAY Sound and Bacteria: Interesting article that shows us something we didn't know was possible.[]
27th MAY Finally, to understand what all the symbols mean, i found a catalogue that explains the DNA parts that we have to work with. This will allow us to understand what other igem groups have done in previous competitions. []
4th June 2009
Parts that may work together:
1)Wintergreen Odor Producer
1.Salicylic Acid Generator: Source from cell metabolite: BBa_R0011, Odor Precursor Generator: BBA_J45319 or BBa_J45320 2.Odor Generator: BBa_J45120: Catalysis of conversion of salicylic acid to methyl salicylate.
2)AHL detector and GFP output
1.IPTG 2.Inducible AHL, CI generator(with CI promotor): BBa_I722005 3.AHL Reciever+GFP: BBa_K137018