iGEM 2017 Manchester success at the Giant Jamboree!

Manchester iGEM 2017 Awarded Gold at the Giant Jamboree! : This year our team of undergraduate students from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University are working on a project that aims to engineer a bacterium that can take up and store increased levels of phosphate through micro-compartments.

Tackling the problem of phosporus through phosphostore – a system which could sequester and store high levels of Phosphate.  “We may be able to substitute nuclear power for coal power, and plastics for wood, and yeast for meat, and friendliness for isolation – but for phosphorus there is neither substitution nor replacement – Issac Asimov’s “Life’s bottleneck”