center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


2013 iGEM team published in ACS Syn Bio

November 19, 2014

The success of the 2013 iGEM team project inspired our students to continue working after the competition to prepare a manuscript for publication.


In it, our students demonstrate the design and execution of a system that can be transferred by bacterial conjugation to repress genes in targeted bacterial cells. We are happy to report that the paper, entitled Specific Gene Repression by CRISPRi System Transferred through Bacterial Conjugation, was just accepted and is now available Open Source. Many of the of authors of this paper had just completed high school upon starting this project, including two of the co-first authors, and we are very excited that they are starting their scientific careers so early! Congratulations to the students on being recognized for their hard work and great science.