Countering a future bioweapon: detection of CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives with portable microfluidics PCR devices.
Three students from Wageningen University & Research are selected as finalists in the 2017 Top Sector Chemistry Students competition. In cooperation with BioNanoTechnology, MicroBiology and TNO, Martijn van Galen, Carina Nieuwenweg, and Angelina Horsting will develop a microfluidic device to allow the fast detection of gene drives in the field. These gene drives are possible new bioweapons, which require an easy and fast detection. Together with three other teams they will compete for the title, which will be announced at CHAINS 2017.
More information about this competition can be found here.
We whish the students a good time.