Welcome to E.XPRESS3D
This year we aim to develop a light-controlled 3D-printer by innovative utilization of optogenetics. As a first step, we want to develop a genetic logical AND-gate sensitive to light of two different wavelengths (e.g. blue and red light). The bacteria are then immobilized in a transparent gel matrix, where they can be precisely actuated when hit by both blue and red light at the same time. If both of these inputs are positive, gene expression is induced. Various different gene products can be expressed using this system.
If you want to learn more about our project, the modeling, our human practice projects or the team, click on the pictures below.
- Data Page
We give a short introduction on the topic and explain how we came up with our idea.
The functionality of our project is described in a more detailed fashion.
This is a short outlook on how our AND-Gate could be used in future applications.
This section gives an overview over the created parts and characterised BioBricks.
- High Schools
Here you can find a short Introduction to our efforts including our video, comic and book.
Here we list where we were featured in the media.
This section shows our experiences with students on a high school level.
We even visited kids in kindergartens and and gave them an insight into synthetic biology!
Here you can discover everything else we did during the iGEM competition. Don't forget to have a look at the pictures!
We show everything that was not done by us.
Everybody who helped us is listed here. Big Thanks!
Find out about our experience at the World Jamboree.