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Hi! I’m in my 2nd year of Master's in Biochemistry at Aix-Marseille University. I've always wanted to discover everything iGEM has to offer, from the lab work to learning new developments in synthetic biology. But apart from the iGEM project, I like watching movies and being alone.

Richard SFEIR

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Hi!I am a student at Aix-Marseille University. My educational aspirations consist of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or health science, that would assist me in pursuing a career in pharmaceutical industries. However I am committed to working hard and looking for opportunities that could help me make my goals a reality. Therefore I decided to join Aix-Marseille team to gain new knowledge in synthetic biology.


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Hello ! I am studying biology engineering at Polytech Marseille as well as a master's in Oncology. I decided to take part of the iGEM adventure because I am interested in research and I thought that developing an innovative project could be really exciting, especially when we are a group of students working together to develop it, which is also very challenging! This adventure allows me to develop my personal and professional abilities by meeting researchers, doctors and people coming from other countries.


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Hi! I'm a master's degree student specialzing in structural biology and genomics at Aix-Marseille University. I am a part of the Research and Human Pratices team within the team. I dscovered the iGEM competition through friends who already took part of the championship. I'm a pretty rigorous person and I like Science. I like to learn and I am very curious.


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Hi everybody! I've just started my 5th (and last) year at Polytech Marseille where I study biotechnology. I am really curious and I love discovering new things. That's why I decided to take part of the iGEM project. I want to work in human health research. Thus our project about tuberculosis diagnosis is very interesting. iGEM is a great opportunity to learn from Science and people, and it's a wonderful experience!


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Hi! I’m a master's degree student specializing in structural biologiy and genomics at Aix-Marseille University. I learned about iGEM from a friend and I decided to joined the Aix-Marseille team because it seemed like a wonderful experience. The subject of this year is very interesting because it’s about tuberculosis. I hope that our project sees the light of day so we can help diagnose TB patients around the world. And about me, I like rock climbing and drawing when I have the time.


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Hi! I am from Normandy (a rainy but lovely region in France). I moved to Marseille for engineering school where I picked up an interest in microbiology. Eventually, I decided to pursue a biology degree in Immunology—and joined an incredible scientific project called iGEM. I spend most of my time cooking, reading, or watching movies, but my true loves are eating and meeting new people.


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Hi! I'm a master's degree student specialzing in structural biology and genomics at Aix-Marseille University.I am part of the Research and Human Pratices teams. I wanted to be a part of the iGEM competition to combine innovation and biology. I really enjoy the way we can mix Science, teamwork, communication and management.

Johanna IACONO

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Hi!I’m a student at Polytech Marseille where I study biotechnology. I’m part of the Human practices and communication teams. I discovered iGEM through former participants. Their adventure and my curiosity for Science pushed me to join the Aix-Marseille team. iGEM adventure enriching. Just the idea of developing a Tuberculosis diagnosis reinforced my desire to take part of the adventure. I hope that we, through hard work and dedication, will help in eradicating TB from the world.


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Hey! I’m a newly graduated student of functional genomics and physiology at Aix-Marseille University. I discovered iGEM online when I was looking for an internship. What interested me the most, is that as students we are allowed to elaborate an entire project depending on our own knowledge and experience. It’s a great opportunity for me as I want to take on a career in the scientific research.


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Hi everyone! I’m studying biotechnology engineering at Polytech Marseille as well as management at Kedge BS. I decided to take part of the iGEM adventure because I love biotechnology and I want to learn everything about the reality of project management. According to me, iGEM is the best opportunity to discover new people and cultures. It’s a wonderful adventure that allows me to discover myself and reinforce my professional goal.

Raphael MERAND

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Hi everyone! I’ve just finished my 4th year in engineering school with a special emphasis in Biotechnology at Polytech Marseille. I’ve always been passionate about truly understanding the living world. This is the reason why I decided to orientate my college course in Life Sciences. What I like about iGEM is that it isn’t a basic Science competition. It encompasses every step of project management including funding, communication and so many different fields! This year, the humanitarian aspect of our project is very near and dear to my heart. This is why I really hope it will result in a successful and operational test to diagnose this terrible disease!


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Hi! I'm a medical student at Aix-Marseille University. I joined the Aix-Marseille team because of their project. I'm passionate about anything that revolves around diagnosis, therapeutics, health and so on! I can't wait to see the result of the team's hard work over the last year. I really hope we can help eradicate TB.


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Greetings everyone! I am majoring in bioinformatics (MSc) at Aix-Marseille University. I fell in love with the iGEM competition back in 2018 where I started as member in the Aix-Marseille team for the Breaking bugs project. Now I am an advisor and giving out my best for the 2019 team. That iGEM vibe is all I want; I just can't get enough.


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Hello! I'm a student at Polytech Marseille, in the biological engineering department. I'm an advisor for this year Aix-Marseille team because I have found the experience very interesting when I did it as a member of the 2018's team and I wanted to share my experience with the new team. This is also a great opportunity for me to develop team working capacity, plus it allows me to interact with very different people, which is an awesome.

Sebastien NIN

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Hi! I'm a bioinformatician working in NGS data analysis. I took part of the iGEM 2015 team with the Chew Fight project and in 2016 with the Highway to platinum project. I'm here to guide the team members with the other advisors!

Valerie PRIMA

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Hi! I've been working as an engineer at the LISM laboratory in Marseille for 19 years. I'm studying the photosystem of purple bacteria, using molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysic techniques. Each year, I'm very proud to participate in the iGEM competition as an advisor. First because I love sharing my knowledge and second because I think it's a unique adventure. This year the Aix-Marseille team wants to save the world from the tuberculosis disease. Their goal is very ambitious, so they worked very hard during all the summer to achieve the experiments. I think they gave the best and I hope they will win the gold medal.

Laetitia HOUOT

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I’m an associate professor at Aix-Marseille University. I share my time between teaching biochemistry and working at the LISM laboratory. My research centers on tiny, tiny stuff (bacteria, phages, protein complexes, gene regulations…) and how it all works together as magnificent machines. Synthetic Biology is the perfect field to study and design biological functions! I’m enthusiastic about sharing my benchwork experience with the Aix-Marseille team and to help in this amazing adventure.


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I'm an associate professor at Aix-Marseille University. My time is split between research activity and quite a bit of teaching, in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and synthetic biology. This last discipline is exciting to me as it feels like you might build whatever you want, the only limiting things is ideas! I am therefore happy to support the Aix-Marseille team in this adventure.
Principal investigator


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Hello! I am a professor of Biochemistry and director of the LISM laboratory in Marseille. My research centers on using biochemical and biophysical methods to understand membrane proteins structures, functions and interactions. I recently created a synthetic biology course at Aix-Marseille University. Thus it was very keen to help our team turn theory into practice for iGEM. For the sixth time this year, I am managing the Aix-Marseille iGEM team.