iGEM2018 Homecoming Event
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
G2-104, CeBiTec Building
Vanessa Krämer, Irina Rais, Johannes Ruhnau
iGEM Team Bielefeld-CeBiTec 2018

Recycling metal resources – Every particle matters!
Copper, silver and gold – metals are essential for our daily life but resources are dwindling. Industrial mining of metals and electronic waste cause pollution of the environment. We established new importers for metal ions while reducing the effects of oxidative stress. We engineered the iron storage protein ferritin to gather nanoparticles from various metal ions. Considering Dual Use aspects we decided to extract metal ions from mining drainage instead of dissolving electronics directly. Therefore, in close collaboration with leading experts we developed a customized cross-flow bioreactor for the mining industry.
Host: Prof. Dr. Jörn Kalinowski