iGEM 2012 - TUDelft
by: van Stein en Groentjes • 2
This app is for the TUDelft iGEM team 2012.
This year 9 students from TU Delft and 1 student from Leiden along with 7 advisors come together to form team "Snifferomyces" with a goal of providing sniffing capabilities to yeast to achieve rapid and a cost effective diagnosis system for Tuberculosis.
The 2012 project of the TU Delft iGEM team, draws inspiration from the sniffer rats which can be trained to sniff out unexploded landmines and tuberculosis. Tuberculosis infects around 8 million people a year and kills approximately 2 million. Drugs to treat tuberculosis have been around for a long time, so a rapid diagnosis system can help curb the spread of the disease.