how does it work?
This summer we designed Magthermo coli——a platform for remote regulation of gene expression by electromagnetic signal.
Our Magthermo coli contains 2 core components: Magnetic Receiver & Thermosensitive Regulator.
Inducing with electromagnetic field, magnetic receiver will heat, raising the ambient temperature.
In response to the change of temperature, thermosensitive regulator will initiate downstream gene (GFP for example) expression.
For thermosensitive regulator，we chose RNA thermometer and designed a thermosensitive T7 RNA polymerase.