iGEM UZurich 2020 - Sponsored by Science Alumni UZH

Science Alumni UZH

Plant Immunity based Biosensing

A new type of biosensor for the improvement of Waterquality

In the western world, we take safe drinking water for granted. But in many parts of the world, clean water is a luxury that is not always available. It takes an enormous amount of effort to ensure that our water is safe for use and free of contamination. New technologies have the potential to make it easier and cheaper to test water, and make clean water more broadly available. To aid in that effort, the iGEM UZurich 2020 aimed to develop a method which detects water contamination by designing a new type of biosensor. To do that, the team made use of the plant immune system.

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