Vision

We are a group of highly dedicated and motivated individuals working to combine micro and molecular biology with robotics. We, at Vision, are a research group working on long-term projects, with the goal of presenting and publishing our findings.

Our current project, Vision, 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.

DNA sequence of our plasmid!

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.ca) and Megan Dawson (meganmeidawson@gmail.com) for any inquiries.

Meet the Vision Team!

Claire Murphy

Team Lead

Megan Dawson

Team Lead

Anna Rukavina-Nolsoe

Laboratory

Alex Chan

Laboratory

Benjamin Shaw

Laboratory

Max Kirby

Laboratory

Darius Nguyen

Laboratory

Braeden MacDougall

Hardware

Ian Ross

Hardware

Michael Spinazze

Software

Amanda Johnson

 Software