While doing my Bachelors in Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering at NTU Singapore, I took part in the 2009 iGEM competition. iGEM is a premier synthetic biology competition hosted at MIT, that challenges young scientists to isolate and study useful genetic sequences, and then use them to build synthetic organisms (think LEGO with DNA) that do useful things for us. Our project team demonstrated a proof-of-concept organism that can detect unhealthy blood vessels, clean up atherosclerotic deposits (hardened cholesterol), with visibility of said action on infrared scanners. We won a gold medal in the Health & Medicine category.
Click here to see our project site (designed & coded by yours truly): http://2009.igem.org/Team:NTU-Singapore