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Judging Criteria

We think we should be awarded with a gold medal because we achieved all the criteria mentioned in the judging form and the criteria setup by iGEM headquarters. We documented, characterized and improved multiple new standard biobricks and submitted these in the iGEM Registry. We designed and characterized a novel approach for the production and expression of proteins that would normally be insoluble or would get caught in inclusion bodies with the submission of our SUMO/Ulp1 system. To our knowledge we are also the first to show the interspecies communication between a Gram- negative and a Gram- positive species with our AIP receiver GFP system, and the first to characterize the biobrick used to do so. In human practice we contributed by the fact we made it possible for less well funded teams to make their own plate reader and gel scanner with the designing and publishing of all the technical details of our Zephyr. Besides this we developed a novel approach for the designing of anti-microbial peptides, we determined and proved their functionality, both in their toxicity towards Gram-positives and their lack of it towards mammalian cells.

The judging criteria we have completed:


Team registration .

Complete Judging form.

Team Wiki.

Present a poster and a talk at the iGEM Jamboree.

At least one new standard BioBrick Part or Device:


Experimentally validate that at least one new BioBrick Part or Device of your own design and construction works as expected.

Document the characterization of this part in the “Main Page” section of that Part’s/Device’s Registry entry.

    This is done for all the above mentioned parts.

Submit this new part to the iGEM Parts Registry.

Your project may have implications for the environment, security, safety and ethics and/or ownership and sharing. Describe one or more ways in which these or other broader implications have been taken into consideration in the design and execution of your project


Improve the function of an existing BioBrick Part or Device, enter this information in the Registry, create a new registry page for the improved part, and submit this part to the iGEM Parts Registry.

We collaborated with:

  • Norwich iGem Team: we sent them the soil samples that were taken from Botanical Garden of TUDelft
  • Purdue iGem Team: we sent them the biobricks from TUDelft iGem Team of 2012

Your project may have implications for the environment, security, safety and ethics and/or ownership and sharing. Describe a novel approach that your team has used to help you and others consider these aspects of the design and outcomes of synthetic biology efforts.

Additional Achievements
We published an article related to our work which can be found here.