|This is the third year of competition for the Purdue University iGEM Team. For those of you unfamiliar with Purdue, it is a large land-grant school in West Lafayette, IN (halfway between Indianapolis and Chicago...Go Colts!). Purdue is famous for its School of Engineering, so (not surprisingly) our team is 3/4 engineers! We have 4 undergraduate students, a graduate advisor, and two professors. Outside of iGEM, the Purdue team is also affiliated with the Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE). We are extremely excited about this year's project!|
Purdue's project this year is creating a biosensor for UV radiation. Essentially, we are combining the SOS pathway promoter with a lacZ gene. This will lead to transcription of lacZ whenever the bacterial DNA undergoes significant damage. By plating these bacteria on X-gal plates, a blue color will be an indicator of intense UV irradiation.
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