Team:NEU-China/Human Practices

Human practices - NEU-China

Human practices

Investigate the biology of public interest

In summer we do a lot of synthetic biology experiments, and how to let the public to participate in us? We have done a series of activities for this. We first collect the issues of public interest by the way of street survey (Click to Download) and online questionnaire.

Finally, we collected 308 questionnaires and made the following statistics.

Figure 1: data description

Public little understand about synthetic biology, even if the staff engaged in biological work is not deep understanding of this.

At the same time, according to the data, the public is more interested in the issue of genetically modified foods, antibiotics, artificial organs, these three aspects. We will use the opportunity to get back to the street and promote our project.

Feedback and Propaganda


Through literature search and ask the teacher and so on, we will be concerned about the problem of sorting out the answer, in the form of leaflets to the public to answer their questions of interest.

Chinese Leaflet (Click to download) English Leaflet (Click to download)

Street show

We show the secrets of living outdoors to the public. Click here to learn more about these outreach efforts.

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Long-term environmental protection activity

We set up a recycling area in the teaching building. Used for long term recovery of drugs and used batteries. A button battery discarded in nature, can pollute 600 thousand liters of water, equivalent to a person's life with water, and China consumes such battery 7 billion. Made a contribution to environmental protection.

Figure 2: Drug recycling bin

Parent-freshmen session

In 9/14/2016, our college held a parent-freshman session on the occasion of the freshman registration.

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In 9/18/2016, our team held a workshop themed at propagating iGEM and recommended some useful experimental methods learned from iGEM.

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