Team:Anatolia Greece


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You are provided with this team page template with which to start the iGEM season. You may choose to personalize it to fit your team but keep the same "look." Or you may choose to take your team wiki to a different level and design your own wiki. You can find some examples HERE.
You MUST have the following information on your wiki:
  • a team description
  • project description
  • safety information (did your team take a safety training course? were you supervised in the lab?)
  • team attribution (who did what part of your project?)
You may also wish to add other page such as:
  • lab notebook
  • sponsor information
  • other information
REMEMBER, keep all of your pages within your teams namespace.

You can write a background of your team here. Give us a background of your team, the members, etc. Or tell us more about something of your choosing.

Tell us more about your project. Give us background. Use this as the abstract of your project. Be descriptive but concise (1-2 paragraphs)

Team Anatolia_Greece

Official Team Profile



Tell us about your team, your school!



Methane gas (CH4) is a non-toxic greenhouse gas; however it is highly flammable and can form many explosive mixtures with air. It affects the radiation of Earth both directly and indirectly by reacting with oxidizers, halogens and some halogen-containing compounds. Methane is also an asphyxiate gas and may displace oxygen in an enclosed space environment. Asphyxia may occur if the oxygen concentration is reduced to below 19.5% by displacement. When structures are built on or near landfills, methane can diffuse into buildings’ interiors and expose occupants to significant levels of methane. Being socially conscious of the situation, the team of Anatolia College of Thessaloniki, we participate in iGem 2014 with an experiment according to which, we will synthesize a bacterium that recognizes methane gas and emits banana aroma in response, using the x genome and the y genome . Having this in mind our team is aiming to develop methane detection methods, thus helping in taking precautionary actions for future exposure. Such a bacterium would be useful not only for experimental reasons but also for the welfare of our society. It introduces a new way of activity that may result in improved indoor air-quality and consequently improve standards. This could be later developed in a kit by companies active in the field.


Show us how you spent your days.


What did you achieve over the course of your semester?


What safety precautions did your team take? Did you take a safety training course? Were you supervised at all times in the lab?


Who worked on what?

Human Practices

What impact does/will your project have on the public?


What was your favorite team snack?? Have a picture of your team mascot?

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