genetic engineering of the simple moss plant, this project will engineer the
moss to produce male (human) pheromones. The pheromones all arise from the
precursor cholesterol, and thus the initial part is to upregulate the
production of cholesterol. The project is part of the larger project Neandomore
that will explore the pheromones from extinct human species like the
Neanderthal and Divisonian men. Overall the project aim to re-establish ancient
pheromones and compare these with modern human pheromones.
Strong synthetic biology background/interest is needed, though of causes depending on where you are in your study.