Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Dania Akram KiyaniASABMS/M.PhilFirstdanikiyani348@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Bioinformaticians, biotechnicians

Idea Details

Idea Name: BioGlue
Slogan: Glue Done Right
Supervisor Name: Dr Hussnain Janjua
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: Atta ur Rehman School of Biosciences
Supervisor Department: Industrial Biotechnology
Contact number: 0323 5680231
Email ID: janjua.hussnain@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Industrial scale production of safe,natural, waterproof superglue by exploiting natural glue making mechanism of Caulobacter Crescentus and inducting it into an E.Coli bacterium.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    - Lack of biologically safe glues, ie which can be used in surgeries etc - Bioglue will be stronger then commercial superglues ie 68 N/mm2 vs 18 − 30 N/mm2 respectively. this will allow it to be used in industries as a stronger superglue - Will be waterproof and biodegradable if needed
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Both industries and biologists can benefit by this. When a baseline mechanism is established this synthetic e.coli can be grown in laboratories across the world allowing for all researchers to use it to their benefit on-the-spot. Industries can do mass production of this strongest superglue.
How will the solution works
    The solution is simple. The mechanism of polysaccharide production in Caulobacter Crescentus will be studied and the portion of the genome which is responsible for the entire mechanism ( including activators/ production etc) will be engineered into an e.coli. The pathway is called the holdfast polysaccharide biosynthesis pathway ( Evelyn Toh, et al.,) , next we just need to make sure that the glue production mechanism is only activated at the desired time and location.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Normal superglue sellers are the competitors. the solution differs because the glue will be natural, stronger then commercially available superglue, biologically safe and waterproof.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-21 (2032)