The team of 8 Harvard undergrads and 4 graduate mentors presented their project at the iGEM Jamboree last weekend. The team’s project, Plastiback, focused on degrading ocean plastic and converting the byproducts into an electrical current in order to create a global map of ocean plastic. They achieved gold medal status for their accomplishments and received an honorable mention in the Environmental track of the competition.
Congrats to Noémie, Anna, Richie, and Peter on their recent publication in ACS Biomaterials Science and Technology! The paper describes a new method to purify curli amyloid fibers and use them for the fabrication of functional materials.
Our work is on the recently relaunched Wyss website, you can find it here.
This week, at the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal, Noemie presented two posters on her work to engineer electrically conductive protein nanowires and increase the scalability of curli-based materials. Neel presented the lab’s work in the New Frontiers Symposium on Biomaterials Design via Synthetic Biology.