LEAPS(local environment alliance project series)
Funding Scheme/ Student interest groups (SIG) projects
Supervisor: Prof. Tsia K.K.M. (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Our project aims at solving existing local environmental issues from different aspects. Last year, we focused on the local aquatic environment. Dealing with the problem of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) affecting the local fish industry. We designed a transgenic AMP-expressing microalgae fish feed supplement that can deliver passive immunity and nutrition to fish in aqua systems plagued with AMR. This year, we continue our project by focusing on lithium ion waste. We propose bioleaching as an alternative to the current recycling methods, which both enhances the recovery rate and also reduces the leaching of toxic reagents leading to soil and water acidification.
We have successfully built the transgenic AMP-expressing microalgae fish feed supplement that delivers passive immunity and nutrition to fish in aqua systems plagued with AMR.
Project leader: Vicera Christian Nelson Tejedor, Bsc
Team member(s): Cheung Chi Hung JIM, BSc; Lin Aijing Jean, BEng(BME); Wing Hei Lam RENEE, MBBS; Geng Yi Rong Erica, BSc; Sze Tsz Yan Anna, BNurs); Hu Lehan, BSc; Jegadishwar Ananda Natarajan, BSc
2022 iGEM Giant Jamboree: Gold Medal
This project team was selected for the Inno Show Award at the 8th Inno Show.
This team has received HK$20,000 sponsorship to participate in international design competition(s) and consumables expenses to support further development of the project.