Team:St Andrews

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Hands holding sunscreen

Research and Design

Design a novel biobrick gene circuit and consider the composition of skin bacteria to achieve a fine-tuned response by our “Shinescreen”.

Heart-shaped Sunscreen


We aim to create a smart sunscreen which uses bacteria as a source of sustainable and affordable UV protection.


and Revitalise
Coral Reefs

Oxybenzone and octinoxate in chemical sunscreens cause coral bleaching, impair polyp growth and increase their
susceptibility to viruses.

Shinescreen S logo
Hello! We are the St Andrews iGEM team of 2020. Our project Shinescreen focuses on engineering a novel and sustainable sunscreen using synthetic biology. We are taking the first steps to design a bacterial sunscreen which offers long term protection and is entirely coral friendly!