iGEM2007 project: Bacteria-On-Line

In order to engineer interesting and useful functions in biology, a robust and extensive range of intra- and inter-cellular signalling pathways must be available. By analogy with the Internet, where adoption of the standard TCP/IP communication protocol has enabled worldwide connectivity from supercomputers to refrigerators, such a system must be accessible to cells of different heritage and structure (different “operating systems”) with the potential for processing messages received and taking action dependent on their content (see diagram at right).
In the course of our project we identified and worked on candidates for both intracellular (PoPS Amplifier project) and intercellular (Peptide signalling project) communication pathways, and additionally made progress towards adding a new Gram-positive platform for synthetic biology to the Registry.

The Cambridge iGEM2007 wiki is at:
Background information is at:
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iGEM 2007 Students
Yi Han: (Engineering, Cambridge) & Qualified Engineer
Narin Hengrung: (Biology, Cambridge) & Part II Biochemistry
Yi Jin Liew: (Biology, Cambridge) & PhD in Genetics (Cambridge)
Dmitry Malyshev: (Biology, Cambridge) & University of Sheffield
Stephanie May: (Engineering Cambridge) & Qualified Engineer
Yue Miao: (Biology/Maths, Cambridge)
Stefan Milde: (Biology, Cambridge) & PhD in Pharmacology
Xinxuan Soh (Sheila): (Biology, Cambridge) & PhD
Lovelace Soirez (Engineering, Cambridge) & Qualified Engineer
David Wyatt (Engineering, Cambridge) & PhD in Engineering (Cambridge)
Zhizhen Zhao (Jane) (Physics, Cambridge) & PhD in Physics (Princeton)