New Extended Submission Date Friday February 22, 2013
GenoCon2 Design Challenge A is officially launched! The challenge is to design a synthetic Arabidopsis promoter system of 500 base-pairs (or less) for selectively controlling the expression of a gene. These 500 base-pairs must be consecutive, and within the region prescribed by the GenoCon genetic vector and measurement assay system.
Solutions may (1) localize gene expression to specific plant tissues such as the leaves, shoots, or wounds, (2) control the time of gene expression such as in plant senescence and circadian regulation, or may use a combination of both approaches.