2012–Snifferomyces: 

Meeting of Young Minds Winner

 

Snifferomyces: Snifferomyces is a modular system, used in the detection of volatile compounds. It has in the membrane a G-protein–coupled receptor that can bind to a specific signal, once bound it then switches on a signaling machinery which transmits this information over the plasma membrane and through the cell to produce a Quantitative response in the form of fluorescence. Using the Snifferomyces, the aim was to develop a universal olfactory system which allows scientists to introduce olfactory receptors in yeast with minimal effort.