Team:SCSU-New Haven

SCSU IGEM SCSU IGEM

What if

Tuberculosis could be Diagnosed in just a few hours

One Breath = One Result

The World Health Organization reports 9.6 million new Tuberculosis cases in 2014. As a global health issue one of the major concerns is easy and quick detection. Our iGEM team's goal is a rapid detection method using gases called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) that a person infected with Tuberculosis emits. One VOC, 1-Methylnapthalene has been shown to be a positive marker for Tuberculosis infection. Our designed device takes this compound as input and outputs Indigo dye. The device features a positive feedback loop to ensure that even small amounts of input produce a clear and measurable output.

About Us

We are a group of undergraduates from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven Connecticut. This is our first year participating in iGEM but, we’ve been trying to form a team for the past few years. Last spring most us has been taking a course in Synthetic Biology where we first heard about iGEM. We decided to form a team and with a whole lot of support from our advisors, mentor, our faculty and of course our sponsors, we raised our registration fees and now made it all the way to the jamboree!

Accomplishments

  • Submitted one new composite part
  • Designed 3 new composite parts
  • SCSU’s First iGEM team
  • Bronze Medal

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