Team:Northeastern Boston


"Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, chief scientific officer of Regeneron, said the crisis had pointed up shortcomings in biodefense. 'Nobody is really prepared,' he said. 'Nobody in the world has rapid response capabilities.'"

- New York Times, January 2015

Standardizing Protein from Algae


Humans need a quicker method for producing antibodies. Learn about our project.

Human Practices

Meetups, talks, collaboration, and some investigation of what synbio really means.


Three promoters, one fluorescent protein. We compared expression.

The primary benefit of microalgae for antibodies is their quick and cheap scale-up. We envision kgs worth of antibody being produced by microalgae in raceway ponds for rapid and inexpensive availability.