Monthly Archives: June 2010

iGEM 2010 Update

Objective: Create an engineered bacteriophage that eliminates Staphylococcus aureus To achieve  our objective we have divided the project into 6 tracks that will be pursued in parallel: 1. Biofilm- observe Staphylococcus aureus biofilm growth under lab conditions so we can characterize effectiveness of our engineered phage 2. DspB- extract the Dispersin B gene from A. pleuropneumoniae  so we can integrate into the phage genome 3. Phage- develop standard protocol to manipulate the phage genome in a simple and well-defined manner 4. Quorum- characterize the existing P2 biobrick part 5. Modelling- Continue reading →