Thank you!

We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors for their financial and material support. Together they have given us the opportunity to participate in the iGEM competition and to attend the Giant Jamboree.

Financial Sponsors

BBSRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.

Wellcome exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive. They support researchers, take on big health challenges, campaign for better science, and help everyone get involved with science and health research.

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

AB Agri is the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) - one of Europe’s largest food and retail companies, with a market capitalisation of £25 billion. AB Vista aims to bring a broader knowledge base to the global feed industry through close collaboration with customers and academics, identifying new and exciting opportunities for improved feed and animal performance.

Equipment & Software

The Biochemistry Department has been particularly generous in giving us permission to use a lot of their equipment, for example, thermocyclers, plate readers and gel visualisation equipment. They have also provided us with chemicals, glassware and other crucial materials.

SnapGene offers the fastest and easiest way to plan, visualize, and document your molecular biology procedures.

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc., is the supplier of custom nucleic acids, serving the areas of academic research, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development.

Established in the mid 1970's, New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) is an industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research.

Source BioScience Limited is an international provider of integrated state of the art Laboratory Services and Products.

BMG Labtech is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative and reliable Microplate readers and Microplate reader accessories.


iGEM is a multidisciplinary endeavour and members of our team study a wide range of subjects. The Biochemistry Department has contributed towards the cost for the five biochemistry students on our team, as well as providing lab space and equipment for us to use over the summer. We are also grateful to the Departments of Engineering Science, Plant Sciences, Zoology and to the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology for their generosity.


Our team members are all based at different colleges. We are very thankful to our colleges for providing us with accommodation over the summer as well as awarding a number of travel grants, that have allowed us to travel to Boston for the iGEM jamboree. So, we would like to acknowledge the following colleges for their support:

Lincoln College
Brasenose College
Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi College
St Hilda's
St Hilda's College
Merton College
St Peter's
St Peter's College
St Edmund Hall
St Edmund Hall
Trinity College