This project has been awarded a Gold Medal and nominated for Best Environment Project and Best Integrated Human Practices
SINISENS, sininen meaning blue in Finnish, is an on-site biosensor for macrolide detection and quantification which aims to help protect our shrinking water resources and protect the environment from one of the pressing issues it is facing today: pharma pollution. The end-user we have designed it for are wastewater treatment plants. A sample of wastewater could be placed in the biosensor: if macrolide antibiotics are present, green fluorescence would be created. Wastewater treatment plants can utilize this sensor to optimize micropollutant removal process in the future.
To see the key aspects of our project, click on the following boxes.
Pharma Pollution in Waters
Beyond Synthetic Biology
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