CalcifEXE: A Bacterial Method of Calcium Carbonate Production with Environmental, Clinical and Manufacturing Potentials

Calcium Carbonate Precipitation

We are engineering B.subtilis to enhance its ability to produce calcium carbonate in different crystal strucutres

3D Bioprinter

We hope to be able to apply our bacteria to a novel method to produce specific shapes and crystal structures allowing for a variety of applications

Environmental Applications

We hope to apply our project to create coral scaffolds to promote regrowth of coral in marine environments and to filter heavy metal ions

Carbon Mitigation

We hope our bacteria will utilise atmospheric Carbon Dioxide to help induce a carbon neutral calcium carbonate precipitation

Exeter iGEM 2020

Thank you to all our sponsors