We are happy to announce that we contributed to iGem Thessaloniki team’s won of the top prize in the international iGEM Synthetic Biology competition 2019, organized by MIT University in Boston.
The project is called “POSEIDON” and it is a toolkit for the examination of DNA-Protein interactions. IGem team of Thessaloniki deploys the first DNA Computer able of quantifying DNA-Protein interactions. This computer fulfil its design and deploy it towards research, providing novel solutions to basic science puzzles.
In particular, these interactions have major effects upon many phenotypic features, such as gene regulation and protein maturation that rely on the identification of target sites in the genome containing distinct sequences. The clarification of these interactions and the conditions under which they are dissociated are of significant importance for many of future applications that concern disease diagnosis, therapeutics, drug discovery and many more.
The students manage to be distinguished among 5.000 competitor research teams from all over the world. The competitors were examined and rated from 120 world famous judges.