Pitt iGEM

Pitt iGEM

Aug 06, 2014

Group 6 Copy 62
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    One of the biggest roadblocks to having clear skin is acne, and despite all the effective treatment options available, the mechanisms causing acne are still unclear. The 2014 Pitt iGEM team is improving our understanding of acne by developing a procedure to genetically engineer the skin bacterium, P. acnes, often associated with acne. Using our methods, scientists will be able to manipulate and study this bacterium for the first time.
    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Saving Tropical Migratory Bird Habitat

    Migratory birds, songbirds in particular, over-winter in the tropics. Much of the land is being deforested to...

    Household Composting Toilets for Agriculture in Malawi

    Ninety percent of Malawi does not have access to improved sanitation. 90% of the people also work in agriculture...

    What Did 17th-Century Sailors Really Eat?

    Were sailors actually ship-shape--or were they truly a sickly bunch? Find out with us! We are replicating shipboard...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 19 people