project . 2017 - 2019 . Closed

An engineering platform for rapid prototyping synthetic genetic networks

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/P017401/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 100,794 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2017
    End Date
    30 Mar 2019
Description
Synthetic biology is an exciting new discipline which offers the potential to bring many benefits to human health and welfare. One near-market example is the use of engineered genetic networks to make biological sensors, or biosensors, which can rapidly detect toxins and harmful microorganisms. However, most synthetic biology systems are based on living genetically modified cells, and due to safety concerns and regulatory issues, they can not be used outside of a specially approved laboratory, whereas the greatest unmet need for biosensors is in the field, for 'point-of-use' and 'point-of-care' tests for health hazards. The laboratory of Professor James Collins ...
Description
Synthetic biology is an exciting new discipline which offers the potential to bring many benefits to human health and welfare. One near-market example is the use of engineered genetic networks to make biological sensors, or biosensors, which can rapidly detect toxins and harmful microorganisms. However, most synthetic biology systems are based on living genetically modified cells, and due to safety concerns and regulatory issues, they can not be used outside of a specially approved laboratory, whereas the greatest unmet need for biosensors is in the field, for 'point-of-use' and 'point-of-care' tests for health hazards. The laboratory of Professor James Collins ...
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