Viva la Violacein

An affordable, modular bioreactor

January 2017 - November 2017

Viva la Violacein

For the hardware and software side of the Washington iGEM Project, we prototyped an affordable, modular bioreactor dubbed the "Chromastat" that utilizes a closed-loop feedback control system to control and optimize the production of a desired product. It allows the reduction of time and effort needed to maintain cultures through automated, real-time metabolite analysis.

I designed a modular 3D printable, open source syringe pump that was cost effective compared to industrial solutions. It was accurate to the ±0.01 mL for any given dispense action using a standard 3 mL syringe.

Along with that, I designed and programmed the 2017 Team Washington website from the ground up.

Tools used: Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Fusion 360, Bootstrap