Team:FHS Frederick MD


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Team FHS_Frederick_MD

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We are interested in creating a microbial fuel cell that utilizes anaerobic bacteria to produce electricity. In order to optimize the growth conditions in the fuel cell, a fluorescent protein marker will be added so to visualize bacterial growth. We plan to implement an oxygen-sensitive promoter to induce expression of the glowing gene. This should ensure that bacteria only grow under anaerobic conditions. This would lead to the creation of a genetic construct that can be deposited back into the “toolbox” parts repository for iGEM.


Microbial Fuel Cells

This is about microbial fuel cells. (Alan's section)

A microbial fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical reactions of bacteria into electricity.

Gene Design

(Kyle and Jonathon, briefly summarize how NirB and LOV work together.)

NirB Promoter

(Kyle, can you add a paragraph here on the NirB promoter?)

LOV Domain

(Jonathon, this is your area to describe how we engineered the LOV gene.)


(This is Dillon's domain.)

3A Assembly


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?


(ALL: Please write something about yourself and what you have been doing on the team.)

KyleA.jpg Kyle Andrushko ...
DillonK.jpg Dillon Kestner ...
JonathonS.jpg Jonathon Soward ...
AlanN.jpg Alan Nguyen ...
MarkT.jpg Mark Trice ...
DaveR.jpg David Rozak is a research scientist at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases and a founding director of the nonprofit organization, Ars Biotechnica, Inc. Dave has been working with the Frederick High School Bioengineering Club for two years and served as an advisor to our iGEM team.
GaryL.jpg Gary Lopez ...

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Human Practices

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

Renewable Energy

(Kyle: How do fuel cell help produce clean renewable energy?)

Clean Water

(Alan: How do fuel cell produce a clean source of water?)

Basic Research

(Dillon: How will the oxygen-sensitive fluorescent gene we're making help people study and improve upon microbial fuel cell performance?)

Public Awareness

(Jonathon: Discuss how our meeting with Cardin helped raise public awareness for STEM.)


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

Tshirts.jpg Cardin.jpg

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We'd like to thank the following organizations for making this possible.