Team:PEA Exeter NH


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Lion IGEM 2014 - The Fracking Run-Off Detector Project Phillips Exeter Academy


Team Goal: To Create a Fracking Run-Off Detector

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial process that is commonly used to extract natural gas from underground deposits. However this process can result in toxic runoff. Our goal is to create a bacteria that could identify the toxic runoff thus notifying people of the danger and limiting its consumption. We are using naphthalene and catechol breakdown genes to convert naphthalene into catechol and catechol into a benign yellow waste product, allowing contamination to be easily visualized as well as neutralized.

See our poster!

Contact Us:

20 Main St.
Exeter, NH 03833
Tel: 603-772-8311