We are a group of highly dedicated and motivated individuals working to combine micro and molecular biology with robotics. We, at HyDRA, are a research group working on long-term projects, with the goal of presenting and publishing our findings.
Our current project, the Hydroponics Dynamic Reduction Apparatus, or HyDRA, is working to engineer bacteria and hydroponic systems to create a better indoor, fully automated plant growth machine.
This project has three main components:
1. Create a fully automated, sensor wielding hydroponics system.
2. Engineer aquatic bacteria to express plant promoting genes within that system.
3. Engineer a microbial sensor to detect possible pathogens and our modified bacteria within the system.
We welcome collaborations with enthusiastic undergraduate students, professors, and graduate students interested in this field, and are open to feedback on our design! Please email Claire Murphy (ctmurphy@uwaterloo) and CC Sofia Rizzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any inquiries.