Group Design Projects

You have worked in groups for several weeks and refined your experimental design and background research. Congratulations on your hard work! You learned about high-throughput sequencing and explored the genome of this organism. You shared peer feedback and helped each other improve your project! Your last task is your final submission. Please review the guidelines carefully. They are here and pasted below. Use this as a checklist. 

Task 5: Final submission

Incorporate your peer feedback to improve your draft along with adding in your experimental approach, findings, and what experiment you would try next! Your final report should follow this structure with six sections: Introduction, Microbial Solutions, Experimental Approach, Microbe Species, Future Directions and References.


  • In this section, your team should introduce electronic waste, what it is and why it is a global problem. 
  • The recommended length is 1-2 paragraphs.

Microbial Solutions:

  • In this section, your team should describe current examples in biotechnology of how microbes can be harnessed to sustainably recycle electronic waste.
  • The recommended length is 1-2 paragraphs.

Experimental Approach:

  • Describe how microbes being studied in this course were: 
    • isolated from their environmental source
    • grown in the lab environment
    • primary Genus species identification
    • DNA isolation, sequencing and assembly
    • The recommended length is 1-2 paragraphs.
  • Share a link to your updated KBase narrative with annotations describing the steps you took. If you need some extra help sharing your KBase work, check out these tutorials: Narratives – KBase Documentation.
  • Create a static narrative and share the link. An example is provided below: 

Screenshot of how to create Static Narratives in KBase by clicking on the Share button on top right corner and selecting Manage Static Narratives. More information about narratives here: Narratives – KBase Documentation 

Microbe Species:

  • Your team should pose the use of a newly isolated bacteria (your team’s species) as a possible avenue of new research in using microbes and biotechnology to recycle e-waste.
  • What is already known about your team’s microbial species?
  • The recommended length is 1-2 paragraphs.

Future Directions:

  • Design your next experiment: how will you harness the genes in your microbial genome to sustainably recycle e-waste?

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