ArtScience IGEM team

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As amateurs/novices,we hope to bring our training in the arts and design as 'outsiders' and (hopefully) critical thinkers to synthetic biology, which, no doubt is a powerful tool and paradigm in looking at the life sciences. During the course of the workshop we hope to not only learn the tools and techniques of synthetic biology and come up with a piece of life which reflects our concerns but also use the process to engage with the political, ethical and cultural implications of Synthetic Biology.


Akash Hirosh

Dhruv Nawani

Nikhil Patil

Upasana Simha

Sandeep Mathew

Sanya Rai Gupta

Avni Sethi

Neha Bhat

Gautam Vishwanath

Krupakar Dhinakaran


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Major Outcomes -

  • Facilitate a group of children to design their 'perfect creature' through visual/tactile media and then draw from these experiences and ideas to build another structure.
  • Basic information on micro biology-synthetic biology becomes accessible in the forms of brochures/charts/posters in the team's work space.


Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four


It is helpful to have an idea of how the other teams are progressing. So, if anyone comes across interesting iGEM team wikis/sites - please put up the links here.

The IBB Pune Team's wiki [1]


Art and Politics




Design & Technology

Synthetic Biology

Student Book from IGEM [2]

Gel Electrophoresis [3]

Extracting DNA at home [4]

Harvard 2006: Explaining their process[[5]]

The Synthetic Biology Comic[[6]] The .pdf version is here:[7]

Introduction to Biological Engineering Design [8]

Introduction to Synthetic Biology[9]

Ibio Seminars [10]

Gel electrphoresis process[11]

Primer on Synthetic Biology[12]

DIY Synthetic Biology[13]

Drinking straw gel electrophoresis

Drinking straw gel electrophoresis[14]

Open Gel Box [15]

BioBricks on Youtube [16]

Ginko BioWorks Guide to Synthetic Biology

DIY Biology Webcast

DIYBio Model Organisms

General Design Links