An interdisciplinary undergraduate team composed of chemistry, computer science and chemical engineering majors| University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Our 2017 Team
Our research team is an interdisciplinary team of 7 students: 1 Biomedical Engineering major, 1 Biochemistry major, 2 Chemical Engineering majors, 2 Computer Science/Engineering majors, and 1 high school student. We are the only iGEM team in the state of Nebraska and we are excited about our summer research experience.
Methane is a greenhouse gas which is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide and likewise contributes to climate change. in Nebraska there are 6 million cows which each release over 70 kg of methane annually. Our 2017 project aims to genetically engineer a strain of E.coli that can reduce methane emissions and creates more energy for the cattle.
Our sponsors help to make all of our lab research possible. All donations/ contributions help to fund our lab research and help to fund our team's international conference expenses. If you would like to donate/sponsor our team, click here.