- the year of bacteria
In 2017 I competed in iGEM, the world's largest competition in synthetic biology, with its origins at MIT. A competition focusing on solving problems in the world by designing a new biological system by inserting new code in the form of DNA.
With a diverse student team of designers, biologists, doctors, and engineers we aimed to engineer a form of bacteria, that could live in the lungs and sense if the mucus gets too thick, in that case, break it down and make it normal again. This to help patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD, because of the excessive amount of mucus in their lungs. We called it PROlung.
We, two designers, took the challenge of bringing in new ideas, speculating in the future of genetics with a design perspective. But I was also part of making sure to create a visual identity for our team and communicate our efforts. We separated our team and project by having two different logotypes, one for each.
Down below you find what I did for our project PROlung. To see what I did for our teams’ identity, you can check it out here.
In 2017 I competed in iGEM, the worlds largest competition in synthetic biology, with its origins at MIT. With a diverse student team of designer, biologist, doctors and engineers we aimed to create a form of bacteria, that could live in your lungs and sense if your mucus get to thick, in that case break it down and make it normal again.
We designers toke the challenge of bringing in new ideas, speculating in the future of genetics and bring design and communication into the life sciences.
PROlung project video