Team:St Andrews

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Bacteria




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



Probiotic
Sunscreen


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

Corals


Conserve
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!