Ljubljana, Slovenia 2006/News

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(4th week of October) Testing cell lines continues with full speed. Preparations for poster and PowerPoint presentations.

(3rd week of October) BioBricks are ready to be shipped to MIT. Finishing the content of the wiki (on our internal wiki site). Still needs some polishing...

(2nd week of October) Travel arrangements were fixed. We will travel via Frankfurt and hope to be in Boston on 12:15. We will stay in a suburbs hotel and commute to the jamboree by two vans.

(First week of October) Last-minute improvements of the layout delayed printing of the brochure for another week. Jobs for final presentation (wiki, PowerPoint, English brochure, poster) were taken by pairs of team members.

(September 22) Deadline for presentation brochure layout - printing due September 25.

(September 19) Transfection of human cell line with first 3 vectors.

(September) Rok started working with cell lines. Introduction to fluorescence microscopy. Optimizing ELISAs as detection system. Correcting mutations in some of the constructs.

(late August) First completed vectors containing all the BioBricks & correctly ligated. Continue working on other constructs.

(August 2-4) iGEM ambassador Robin Kuenzler was visiting. Presentations of iGEM concept, ETH 2005 project, work with wikis and introduction to Registry of biological parts were scheduled as was a short presentation of our project and progress in the lab. Click here to see some photos.

(August 1) Work intensified. First constructs are due August 15 and Jelka, Matej and Jernej moved their samples to the FCCT Biochemistry Lab and continue preparing constructs they are in charge of.

(July 19) Supervisors are back from vacation - time for a brief overview of the lab work... Work actually started on June 7 with basic cloning, vector preparations, PCRs etc. Instructors from Roman's group were great help all the time. First experiments with ELISA detection system were already performed (looks promising). Next team meeting is in one week. iGEM ambassador expected to visit in early August.

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