We are 'REC-Chennai', a group of students from the prestigious Rajalakshmi Engineering College(REC) , affiliated to Anna university. REC is one of the most sought after and established engineering colleges of India with great importance given to research and development. We are a team of 19 undergraduate students looking to make a mark in the scientific community with our project idea.
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology through collaboration of different scientific groups across the world coupled with an inquisitive will to develop a solution to one of the problems currently faced utilising scientific tools. Every year more than 300 teams compete at the Annual Jamboree held at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) , Boston where they get an opportunity to present their project .
WHAT IS OUR PROJECT ABOUT?
Food spoilage is one of the fastest rising challenges that we currently face ,especially in the meat processing industries where tons of meat are contaminated due to microbial infestation or exposure to other toxic harmful substances. With our project we aim at timely detection of this spoilt meat product thereby ensuring the safely of the customers .
This would currently help the meat processing industries to reduce the 5.6 tons of contaminated meat that they process every day which in turn is being consumed by the customers without their knowledge.
Currently as just undergraduates , it's an impossible feat to for us to fund our own project. With a project estimate of about 6 Lakhs INR , we thought crowd funding would be an apt platform to get the required funds for our project. This , coupled with our efforts and sheer determination would surely help us bag a Gold medal at the Annual Jamboree.
UTILIZATION OF THE FUNDS
These funds would help us in purchasing our chemicals and kits necessary for the various experiments related to our project. The total estimate of our project is 6 lakhs.
The split up of our expenses are represented below:
THE TRUST FACTOR
Team iGEM-REC have been working on this project for the past 2 months. In-spite of having our finals ,we kept the work going. We aim to work diligently and relentlessly for ,our determination to bag a Gold medal is extremely high.
You can trust us to use your funds optimally and efficiently. It'll make a great impact to the success of our project.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this and aiding our cause .