1. Experimentally validate that at least one new BioBrick Part or Device of your own design and construction works as expected. Document the characterization of this part in the Main Page section of the Registry entry for that Part/Device. This working part must be different from the part you documented in Bronze medal criterion #4. Submit this part to the iGEM Parts Registry.
We have validated experimentally the BioBrick Parts BBa_K1887000 and BBa_K1887001worked as expected and they have been documented and submitted.
2. Convince the judges you have helped any registered iGEM team from a high-school, different track, another university, or institution in a significant way by, for example, mentoring a new team, characterizing a part, debugging a construct, modeling/simulating their system or helping validate a software/hardware solution to a synthetic biology problem.Required link: https://2016.igem.org/Team:TMMU_China/Collaborations
We helped the SCU-China team to test the antimicrobial activity of their designed antimicrobial peptide Cecropin XJ. We also helped the UESTC-software-China team to design some primers for their project.
3. iGEM projects involve important questions beyond the bench, for example relating to (but not limited to) ethics, sustainability, social justice, safety, security, and intellectual property rights. We refer to these activities as Human Practices in iGEM. Demonstrate how your team has identified, investigated and addressed one or more of these issues in the context of your project.
Required link: https://2016.igem.org/Team:TMMU_China/HP/Silver
In synthetic biology and iGEM, the biosafety issue is seriously considered. Another big threat to public health is the emergence of multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria. We aimed to build a markerless visual selection system for L. lactis, which would have the potential to be used as a live vector in human. However, we lacked the knowledge about the exact situation of multiple drug resistant bacteria and biological containment. Thus, we consulted Doctor Gong and Doctor Li to obtain their instruction and seek advice from them on our project design. We really appreciated the valuable advice they gave. We finally improved our project design to be antibiotic resistance gene free and biologically contained. At the CCiC conference, Doctor Zhang Haoqian gave us suggestions that we should add some quantitative results to our project, and we made adjustments accordingly. To popularize synthetic biology and iGEM, we created a special coloring book for education and public engagement.