A VIRTUAL GREENTECH LABORATORY

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

A VIRTUAL GREENTECH LABORATORY
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Author:Mads Tvillinggaard Bonde (Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Mogens Kilstrup (Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000186
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000187

It is crucial for the development of tomorrows green technologies, to ensure a sufficient engineering work-force in the future. However, application for engineering educations is low. Here I present a virtual laboratory that aims to educate and inspire young people to study greentech engineering. Furthermore, the project aims to reduce the use of chemicals and lab-equipment through replacement of some experiments with in silico simulations. In the virtual laboratory genetic engineering can be applied to develop novel enzymes for washing at lower temperatures, to develop new medicine and produce engineered bacteria that can detect and degrade heavy metals, and more.