TU/e students created a biological system that enables tumour imaging on an MRI scan.
The Eindhoven students inserted a constructed DNA sequence into an E. coli bacteria, that enables the production of extra protein, making tumour imaging via MRI possible.
With this discovery they reached the iGEM finals. iGEM stands for International Genetically Engineered Machine; it is an international competition in the field of synthetic biology for undergraduate students.
The finals are going to be held at MIT, in Boston, early November.