Team:CIDEB-UANL Mexico/safety posters


iGEM CIDEB 2014 - Project

Posters about microbes

Objective and description

Objective: To increase student’s curiosity and knowledge about the microscopic world, as well as the transmission and risks that could happen, if contagion with different bacteria or viruse occurred, according to the risk group they belong.

Description: We consider visual learning to be one of the most important ways that people use for acquiring interest and knowledge of things. The safety team from iGEM CIDEB 2014 decided to design and print 10 different 11 x 17 inches posters, including information like their risk group, type, symptoms if an infection occurred, affected organs and transmission of 10 different interesting bacteria or viruses.

Each poster included a different bacteria or virus. The described organisms were the following:

B. Anthracis

Campylobacter jejuni

Clostridium tetani

Ebola virus

Escherichia coli


Marburgo virus

Mycobacterium leprae

Mycobacterium tuberculosis


The posters were placed in the main stairs of the entrance at our school, by doing so, we assured that the most of the people that entered to the building would saw them.


You can see all of the posters here:

Created with flickr slideshow.




Since the first day that the posters were placed, the team observed that they caught the people's attention. They would stop their walk, in order to take a look and read them. We consider this happened because some of the posters contained information that people are interested in for different reasons, like Ebola virus or HIV. Some students and teachers asked different members of the team about the posters, and became interested in the things we do at iGEM.

The posters had a great response in the CIDEB community.

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