What if we could go back in time?
The InGen project was born about a year ago in the laboratories of the Alberto Parolini Institute in Bassano del Grappa and consists of the study and application of some innovative biotechnologies that will allow us to remedy our mistakes. Have you ever stopped for a second wondering what the future holds for us? With the appearance of man, a new mass extinction began, due to uncontrolled hunting and deforestation. But are we sure that over time the ecosystems will be able to withstand serious biodiversity losses?
And it is here that InGen thought to intervene; in the last forty years we have had very serious biodiversity losses. With the use of innovative biotechnologies including de-extinction through DNA recovery with the subsequent transfer of a phylogenetically similar species to the one to be recovered in the egg cell, it is possible to reintroduce these species in their natural habitat, for greater biodiversity and therefore a much firmer balance. In practice, our intent is to give the possibility of being able to "go back in time" and therefore remedy terrible mistakes made in recent years.
In this last period, the InGen group is concentrating on the study of the embryogenesis of some birds, and how these have evolved over tens and tens of millions of years. Ornithic species are among the most threatened, due to the destruction of their natural habitats. One of the marvels of evolution that risks disappearing forever; or maybe not...
The goal is the creation of a microbiology / molecular biology laboratory equipped with everything needed to undertake research concerning research and development in the field of de-extinction. We are of the idea that each of us, even with a very small gesture, has the power to change the world!
How funds will be used
The funds will be used to purchase machinery including incubators, climatic chambers and the like; instruments and substances necessary in the laboratory for research of this type.
A short list of the equipment that will be purchased with the funds raised:
1. Climatic chamber with automatic humidity and temperature regulation
2. Professional incubator with automated egg turner, temperature and humidity.
3. Oxygen concentrator with 93% purity
4. Adjustable micropipettes
5. Tubes and microtubes for centrifuge.
6: Laboratory centrifuge
5. Distilled water, disinfectants and antiseptics.
6. Microscopes and stereomicroscopes
7. Plastic films for incubation vessels
8. 3d printer for printing reusable laboratory tools.
9. Petri dishes of different sizes
10. Laboratory tools for research.
Who's behind the project?
We are a group of ten Italian students with a dream ... To give a solution to the world for the many mistakes that mankind has made in recent years. We immediately dedicated ourselves to the search to renew and reinvent embryogenesis that is at the basis of our goal. Our passion for life is contagious!
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We guys are full of enthusiasm and have the ambition to change the world! This passion was fueled above all by external teachers and researchers who believed in us and who gave us the opportunity to start this magnificent research. How ever the world needs something new but above all beautiful!