Team:Greenfield IN-Rihm-HS/Attributions


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Our project this year is to design, create, and test a working cadmium water tester. We are going to do this by altering the existing biochemical pathway that Yeast has to recognize the cadmium, and then create our own code that will make it fluoresce red. When we originally had the idea for a water tester, we looked for metals, pesticides, and other harmful substances that are a problem in water supplies. Through much research, we found that cadmium is often a byproduct of many industrial processes, and is often leaked or exposed to the environment. Also, yeast recognizes the presence of cadmium already, so we figured it would be much more simple to alter an existing pathway than to create an entirely new one. We hope through research and experimentation that we are able to make cadmium much more detectable in the environment.

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Greenfield-Central High School Team Rihm

Attributions & Contributions

Wiki: Chris Thompson, Brent Poling, Austin Frazier

Poster Design: Chris Thompson, Brent Poling, Lucas Ruff

Primer Design: Chris Thompson

Lab Procedures: Chris Thompson, Lucas Ruff, Austin Frazier, Brent Poling

Presentation Design: Chris Thompson

Giving the Presentation: Chris Thompson

Instructors: John Rihm and Rebecca Schini