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We are excited to present:

League of Enhanced MicroGladiators

Our Project:

This year, our iGEM team representing Concordia University aims to design Combat Cells, a novel adaptation of the popular and engaging TV show "Robot Wars". The project concept involves the design and battling of ‘cellular robots’, providing a new spin on synthetic biology for the scientific community. Our project consists of equipping cells with nanoparticles and having them battle one another in a controllable microfluidic device. Through this, our intention is to  create and broadcast a web series through which we can entertain, educate, and inspire the public to participate in synthetic biology, and even create their own Combat Cells. The project encompasses  three phases: nanoparticle synthesis, nanoparticle attachment, and analysis of cell survival on a microfluidic chip.