Team:Shenzhen SZMS/Human Practice/BIT's 5th World DNA and Genome Day


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BIT's 5th World DNA and Genome Day was held in Dalian, China from April 25th to 28th, 2014. Two of our team members(Zhang Yang and Pan Sixuan) attended the meeting among the nine student delegates of Shenzhen Middle School. During the meeting, we introduced our project to and communicated with the attendees present, including Nobel Prize winners and research conductors in colleges and institutions all around the world.



BIT's 5th World DNA and Genome Day

BIT's 5th World DNA and Genome Day is to be held from April 25th to 28th, 2014 in Dalian, Liaoning Province in northern China, during which professors and scientists (including 10 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics) from all over the world will conduct inspiring lectures and sharing sessions with regard to the development and prospect of life science.

Our goal

Our project is to make an E. coli Plant-sitter. As there will not be enough time for us to comprehensively introduce our product at the conference, we focused on presenting our idea, introducing the iGEM competition, and demonstrating what we can come up with and achieve as high school students inspired by the beauty of science and technology.


The poster in English
The poster in Chinese

Our Human Practice group came up with two hand-made posters using coloured paper to present our project. In order to provide more convenience, one poster is in English while the other one is in Chinese. Our Human Practice group spent two busy evenings making the posters, finishing them just in time. Our posters consist of colorful words which serve as introduction of our project and pictures of our team members working and discussing.


During the 4-day conference in Dalian, we listened to specialists’ lectures and learned about research methodology on the most advanced genetic technology, which can be applied to our experiments as well. Moreover, but we also got a chance for face-to-face communication with the Nobel laureates such as Dr. Hartmut Michel, Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, Dr. Akira Suzuki and Dr. Ada Yonat and the professors such as Prof. Wang Min, Prof. Tan, etc. We exchanged name cards with these experts and hoped that we would get further communication with them via email.

We presented our posters on the Poster Exhibition section to promote our project. Some professors and specialists were attracted to our project and they are surprised that high school students also began to do scientific research. We earnestly introduced our “E. coli plant sitter” project to those who were interested. Some experts even gave us some comments on our message board next to the posters. A biology researcher says that we should “pay attention to the deterioration of E. coli culture medium.” Dr. Roderick J. Ryan, a researcher from Eastern Health, Monash and Deakin University, Australia said that our project was “very impressive.” One of the staff told us that a professor studying plant genes stood in front of our posters for a long time and asked the committee staff for our contact information.

On the last day of the conference, we were given an interview by a publisher from Nanjing. We discussed about the relation between middle school and high school’s education and our interest in biology.


For our trip to Dalian, we not only got access to the most advanced scientific research, but also learned about the researchers’ methods, inspiration and spirit. We believed that what we have learned in this trip will help our team work better in our following research!


Find more photos here:Team:Shenzhen SZMS/Gallery#World DNA and Genome Day

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