Meet the iGEM Team Marburg 2019! Our Team consists of 22 students including our instructor and advisors. We came together from various fields such as biology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, pharmaceutics and computer sciences, working interdisciplinary on our project 'Syntex'. We want to thank our advisors, instructors and our two Principal Investigators for all the support!
I love to picnic in the sun with food, music, friends and more food… cause light and CO2 are not enough for me.What I gained in this iGEM year:
Soft Skills, Hard Skills, Medium Skills and Fluffy Skills.
Besides this a lot of fun time in the lab, on Meet-UPs and with the team in general.
Time with my friends and family.
Dear Grandparents, I’m still alive! And also maybe a healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes I pray to the DNA-God while doing a PCR or Gibson-Assembly...
When I'm not hiding from the sun and playing with the OT-2, I like to ride my bicycle or barbecue with friends at the Lahn.What I gained in this iGEM year:
Caffeine addiction.What I lost in this iGEM year:
My train of thought...ummmm what?!A fun fact about me:
I’m practically addicted to sunflower seeds.
When I am not doing stuff for iGEM or my master thesis, I like to make music, play guitar and when the sun is shining I ride my motorbike.What I gained in this iGEM year:
Every new iGEM year is completely different, because of the different people.What I lost in this iGEM year:
Being focused on my Master thesis.A fun fact about me:
Some people say, that I am addicted to iGEM.
I avoid it to not ruin my cellar tan.What I gained in this iGEM year:
A distinct love for nihilistic black metal while working.What I lost in this iGEM year:
The ability to work with anything that is not black or melodic death metal.A fun fact about me:
I can write without looking at the paper.
Grow plants.What I gained in this iGEM year:
A bachelor student.What I lost in this iGEM year:
A slot for a bachelor student.A fun fact about me:
There are more microbes in my beard than in our cultures.
Laying on the grass and desperately trying to fixate CO2 myself.
I keep you updated, if it works.
An Eppendorf pencil. Totally worth it.What I lost in this iGEM year:
My Sanity and then my insanity and now i don't know anymore.A fun fact about me:
I didn't shave my beard from July till wiki freeze.
Mostly producing Vitamin D, doing sports and playing guitar.What I gained in this iGEM year:
From time to time a headache, but all in all nothing too serious :)What I lost in this iGEM year:
My favorite trousers :( RIP ✞A fun fact about me:
I have once been called Dolly, cause my brothers look exactly the same as I do.
I use the sunlight to power my solar-bike:
The photons excite me and bring me to a higher energy-level. Consequently I use these awesome biological tools called ‘legs’ to move my bike!
The ability to peel sunflower seeds in my mouth - look ma no hands!What I lost in this iGEM year:
Probably half of my friends, because I had no time for them all summer..
If you read this, I am really sorry <3
When listening to music while eating, I always chew to the rhythm of the song.
Benchmarking my own DNA repair systems.What I gained in this iGEM year:
The eyesight to spot if I already put that one µl of enzyme in all of my golden gate reaction mixes.What I lost in this iGEM year:
My trust in humanity as a whole.A fun fact about me:
As a true german I eat around 2 kg of bread every week:
4 slices in the morning, 4 slices in the evening.
My very white skin serves as a reflector to increase greenhouse effects.What I gained in this iGEM year:
The knowledge of how much lab ice I can put in people’s back before they rage completely.
For Maurice it’s just one single piece. :)
You should rather ask what Maurice lost. ;)A fun fact about me:
Though many people think, I’m actually not a girl.
Marian is a male name in Germany. :)
Trying to produce sufficient amounts of vitamin D in ideal conditions:
28+C/82+F, min. 1h spare time, enough UV-B radiation, in an outdoor pool with my peeps.
An awesome wallpaper collection (including my alltime favorite: "The Honkler")
- Thanks Schönas/Jonas
Some of my eyesight :D had to get new glassesA fun fact about me:
I like my bananas almost green and I have one each morning
(like everyday...7 days a week, 365 days a year)
Just some biking and some more photography.What I gained in this iGEM year:
Voices in my head.What I lost in this iGEM year:
My circadian rhythm.A fun fact about me:
My favourite animals are tardigrades.
Usually I like to jog, but after iGEM I might try to do photosynthesis instead.
It seems more convenient.
Sunflower seeds addiction and some microbial friends, which are quite cool.What I lost in this iGEM year:
Sleepz and social lyfe.A fun fact about me:
Sometimes I eat peanuts with their shells.
In my free time and in good weather I like to look after my plants on my balcony, reading in the sun and preparing cool drinks with garden-fresh herbs.What I gained in this iGEM year:
My first experiences in Synthetic Biology, more self esteem and a bunch of new friends.What I lost in this iGEM year:
A lot of money, because of regularly ordering pizza or other food.A fun fact about me:
I'm afraid of sea cucumbers. Seriously, what are these things?!
TING HIN WONG
On sunny days I like to enjoy refreshing drinks with my friends or just enjoying life at the Schwanenteich in Gießen.What I gained in this iGEM year:
I can fluently and by heart say the sentence:
“We are working with Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973.”
“I never lose, either I win or I learn.”A fun fact about me:
My last name is “WONG” and not “WRONG”!
I most likely enjoy the sunlight while doing sports, especially playing soccer as a hobby or with my club.
Besides that, I also like to relax in the garden and jump into the cold pool.
Still no beard...What I lost in this iGEM year:
Muscles...I’m not all the time a beanpole.A fun fact about me:
People always say, that one leg is longer than the other. I never understood that, my leg is longer than the other two...
I like to sunbathe and chill out with friends at the Lahn.What I gained in this iGEM year:
I learned a lot about Synthetic Biology, which was a really nice experience.What I lost in this iGEM year:
Time to go on summer vacation … but now I’ll go to Boston and New York :)A fun fact about me:
Sometimes I open the fridge for no reason I guess I'm not the only one ?
I enjoy the sunlight the most when I'm hanging out with my friends on the Lahnwiesen.What I gained in this iGEM year:
Knowledge of Synthetic Biology.What I lost in this iGEM year:
A few tears.A fun fact about me:
I know "I love you" in 19 languages.
I use the sunlight in my leisure time to dream about lying on the beach in Portugal with a cocktail.What I gained in this iGEM year:
An addiction to Sterillium classic pure Händedesinfektionsmittel.What I lost in this iGEM year:
My roommate-fish Steve I had for not being alone at home. He died probably because I never had time to care for him.A fun fact about me:
WAS? WAS? WAS? - I’m kind of nosey.
Meet friends and enjoy the nature.What I gained in this iGEM year:
New working experience and new friends.What I lost in this iGEM year:
Billions of green friends.A fun fact about me:
I want a cow which is able to do photosynthesis.
Macrophotography and determination of Hymenoptera. Mushroom hunting, hiking.What I gained in this iGEM year:
Appreciation for reliable colleagues.What I lost in this iGEM year:
I haven't lost anything.A fun fact about me:
Nothing gets me quite as excited as the endless possibilities of discovery in a puddle of bacterial mystery goo :D
Mostly trying to keep it out of my room ^^What I gained in this iGEM year:
New friends and the feeling of being able to make a difference.What I lost in this iGEM year:
Just some free time.A fun fact about me:
I came to iGEM by chance and stayed.
- Prof. Dr. Lars-Oliver Essen
- Prof. Dr. Lars Matthias Voll