Animal Science undergraduate student Serenity Tyll was part of the MSU-Michigan team that brought home a silver medal from the recent iGEM2017 in Boston.
December 5, 2017
The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, or iGEM, took place November 9-13, 2017, in Boston. MSU sponsored an undergraduate team of five students who developed a biosensor to detect water contaminants and generate an electric output signal. Serenity Tyll represented the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the team and is majoring in Animal Science. She led the safety aspect of the project and determined that a simple drying procedure could inactivate the engineered bacteria developed by the team, which would make the sensor safe in many settings.
The international competition featured 310 student-led teams from 44 countries.
To learn more about the competition and team, check out the following links.
MSU-Michigan brought their work public at the Michigan Science Center and through the MSU Girls in Engineering summer camp.