Student Projects

Penn iGEM 2019 & Open-Source Wax Printer

The Penn iGEM 2019 team developed an open-source wax printer for cheaply making paper microfluidic devices for education and research. They designed an extruder which can fit onto a 3D printer.

Website: https://2019.igem.org/Team:Penn





Penn iGEM 2017 & Open-Source Plate Reader

The Penn iGEM 2017 team developed an open-source plate reader. The project continued, creating a more advanced device. The design was published in the American Chemical Society's journal, Biochemistry and later profiled in the journal, Nature.

Nature profile: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01590-z

Paper: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00952

Penn Engineering Article: https://medium.com/penn-engineering/penn-undergrads-make-biology-more-accessible-with-open-source-plate-reader-23bedf3e0931





ProtoFluidics: Student Group's design to be printed on ISS

Three students won a competition to develop a 3-D printed design to be printed aboard the International Space Station.

NSS Article: https://space.nss.org/enterprise-in-space-program-announces-winners-for-its-print-the-future-competition-to-3d-print-on-international-space-station/



Penn iGEM 2013

The Penn iGEM 2013 team worked on a method to "Engineer the Epigenome". The team won the North America iGEM competition.

Team Website: http://2013.igem.org/Team:Penn

Penn Engineering Article: https://news.seas.upenn.edu/penn-igem-team-wins-regional-competition-with-novel-epigenetic-engineering-toolbox/



Penn iGEM 2012

The Penn iGEM 2012 team worked on a method for targeted therapeutics through engineering cells. The team won the North America iGEM competition and later had their work published through the American Chemical Society's journal, Synthetic Biology.

Team Website: http://2012.igem.org/Team:Penn

Paper: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/sb400174s

Penn Engineering Article: https://news.seas.upenn.edu/bioengineering-undergrads-win-regional-award-at-igem-competition/