Cellock Holmes - A Case of Identity

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Until now, an ideal method to detect pathogenic bacteria is still elusive. The existing techniques require expensive equipment, trained personnel or labourious routines.

We, the iGEM team Aachen, have developed a '''novel biosensor system''' called ''Cellock Holmes'' that '''detects bacteria on solid surfaces''' using a low-cost, rapid and portable technique.

In this project, we demonstrate a unique way of combining '''Open Source biology, software and hardware'''.


To watch our final presentation just click here .

The whole project was awarded Best Measurement Project and won the track.

Our image analysis software Measurarty was awarded Best Supporting Software in the overgrad section.

Our work on biosafety was rewarded with the Safety Commendation special award.

We fulfilled all Bronze and Silver criteria and won a Gold Medal.

Bürgerstiftung Aachen
Niersverband Genscript Eurofins Genomics Labomedic
BMBF IDT m2p labs Carl Roth pro RWTH
Institute of Applied Microbiology - iAMB Institute for Molecular Biotechnology Helmholtz Association - Initiative on Synthetic Biology Aachen Biology and Biotechnology - ABBt Forschungszentrum Jülich Fab Lab Aachen Schwaneberg Group