University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge)
VINCEnT – our project is designed for delivery of small molecules, nucleic acids, or proteins to specific cell targets
|Team Grade Level:||University|
|STEM Focus:||Synthetic Biology|
VINCEnT is a standardized toolkit for simple design and assembly of custom protein nanocompartments (PNCs) for delivery of small molecules, nucleic acids, or proteins to specific cell targets. PNCs have user-specified surface proteins, encapsulation proteins, and cargo-loading approaches with wide-ranged applicability including targeted antibiotic delivery, rapid vaccine development, gene therapy, materials synthesis, improved cell culture transfection, specific biological control agents, and more.