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Team UNIBO Cesena Campus IGEM2007

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Hi everybody! We are the Bologna University Team; this is our first time in iGEM and we are very excited about it!

Team Roster

Instructors Student Members Advisors
Silvio Cavalcanti Francesco Pasqualini Emanuele Giordano
Francesca Ceroni Guido Costa Marco Tartagni
Sara Montagna Alice Pasini


The Team's project consists of a Genetic Schmitt Trigger, a comparator circuit with an incorporated positive feedback. The main feature of this kind of circuit is the so called hysteresis, which is obtained through a dual threshold action: being TH and TL the two thresholds, if input is higher than TH, output is at an high level; in case of input being lower than TL, output results low. Instead, when input is between TH and TL, output retains its value.

It is worth to remark that the invention of the Thermionic Trigger was a direct result of Otto Schmitt's study of nerve propagation in squid nerves: it is the perfect example of inventing an artificial method to imitate a natural process.

The Beginning

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