Team:TU-Delft/Summer Festival


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Summer Festival

The TU Delft iGem Team participated in the Summer festival organized by TU Delft in May 2013. Various games for children were arranged by the team to explain this year’s project ‘Peptidor’. The first game: 'Guess the microbes' made both youngsters and elders to learn more about the world of micro-organisms. Most people could easily guess the microbes and their common characteristics by looking at the pictures of microbes and answering the questions. For the second game, a small microscope focusing the baker’s yeast ‘Saccharomyces cerevisiae’ was used. The existence of the microscope attracted a lot of kids who participated in the game ‘Guess the number of yeast cells’ and competed to win ‘Giant Yeast’ as a prize.

The team members used posters to explain the MRSA problem and how it is related to iGEM's 2013 project and to synthetic biology in general. There were interesting discussions with a lot of people who indeed, explained us more about the microbial world. Apart from this, it was a very nice experience to interact with kids who had innocent questions and inquisitiveness about science.

With the hope to inspire people to learn more about synthetic biology, Team TU Delft gave a great presentation at the festival. Of course, we enjoyed the summer festival too. It was a great team effort after all!!!