This page is dedicated to everyone who helped us and believed in our project. During our project we have received a lot of advice and support from our supervisors, stakeholders, sponsors and specialists. While all of the practical work has been performed by our team, our project would not have been possible without all of these people. We also have a special page for all our sponsors, who helped us financially to achieve our goals.
|Joel Clotet i Peretó
|Sponsoring, Codon Harmonization & Human Practices
|Transferable and Controllable Expression, Human Practices & Presentation
|Safety, Collaboration & Secretary
|Orthogonal Replication, Human Practices & Presentation
|Weronika Hoska van Aken
|Orthogonal Replication & Wiki
|Collaboration, Transferable and Controllable Expression & Codon Harmonization
|Global Meeting Point
|Huyen My Nguyen
|Wiki and Team Captain since August
|Sponsoring & Orthogonal Replication
|Marco Valentim Becker
|Transferable and Controllable Expression & Modeling
|Renée van der Winden
|Team Captain until August
Dr. Timon Idema
Dr. Christophe Danelon
Dr. Zoë Robaey
Dr. David Foschepoth
For helping with booking rooms for our endless meetings, sending packages and, of course, for giving us our iGEM coffee card.
For coaching us during the media training at TU Delft and for giving feedback on important publications.
Mark van Pappelendam, Jasper van Heusde and Diana Traub-Stacey
For helping us staying on track with our finances.
Wet Lab Support﹀
For helping with the lab equipment and safety evaluations.
Jan Wignand and Anke Amweg Welter
For always providing us with autoclaved materials and for bringing a lot of our packages.
Dr. Cristóbal Almendros Romero and Sebastian Kieper
For familiarizing us how to use the electroporation machine.
Dr. David Foschepoth
For developing a mass spectrometry method for the phi29 proteins and confirming that the phi29 proteins are produced.
For familiarizing us with conducting IVTT experiments.
For familiarizing us with IVTT kinetics.
Dr. Zhanar Abil and Diederik Laman Trip
For helping us doing our Flow Cytometry experiments.
For helping us with our in vitro replication experiments.
Dry Lab Support﹀
For giving us tips and feedback on our initial model.
Human Practices Support﹀
Korienke Smit (RIVM)
For giving us inside and feedback on our safe-by-design infographic.
Everyone who filled in our survey
Thereby gave us a good view on the impact of our project.
For being our contact person for our blog on biotechnologie.com.
International Student Chaplaincy
For collaboration on hosting the Global Meeting Point.
Marijn van der Brink
For being our co-presentator at the Boerhaave museum.
Integrated Human Practices﹀
For giving us valuable feedback on the nature of microplastics and the currently existing methods to retrieve them from the environment.
Prof. Neelke Doorn
For giving us insights in the ethical issues around the valorisation of wastewater.
For sharing his knowledge about how microplastics are filtered out of the water.
Cécile van der Vlugt-Bergmans (RIVM)
For giving us insights about the potential environmental impact of our project (self-replicating plasmids).
Dr. Jean-Marc Daran
For telling us about the need for a tool to characterize genes and pointing out the challenges we may face with our design.
Prof. Pascale Daran-Lapujade
For informing us about copy number control.
Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht
For telling us about microbes worthy of research and the possible environmental impact of our project.
Dr. Bertus Beaumont
For providing us with new insights about directed evolution.
Prof. Jack Pronk
For informing us that different bacterial species have a different codon usage and how important it is to have control over expression.
Dr. Aljoscha Wahl
For giving insight into the modeling and for providing us with names of possible stakeholders.
Dr. Duncan McMillan
For telling us about broad-host-range plasmids and inspiring us to collaborate with labs to prove our system.
Dr. Megan Palmer
For pointing out possible problems with surveys and suggesting more effective ways of contacting people.
Prof. Chang Liu
For telling us about the problems with phi29 and giving us possible alternative directions.
Dr. Sara Mitri
For discussing with us how our product can help her research.
Prof. Richard van Kranenburg
For telling us about the challenges in the bioprocess industry, pointing out the problems we may encounter, and suggesting to check the Standard European Vector Architecture (SEVA) platform.
Dr. Terry Hazen
For telling us about interesting enzymes to put on our plasmid and suggesting possible applications of our project.
Dr. Julian Willis
For giving us his expert opinion on the replication machinery of the Φ29 bacteriophage.
Prof. Roel Bovenberg, Prof. Henk Noorman, Dr. Marcus Remmers, Dr. Hans Roubos and Wim Klop
For giving us a chance to present our project to DSM at TU Delft and giving feedback on applications and safety.
Prof. Daniel Gibson and SGI-DNA
For providing us with the Vibrio natriegens (Vmax) strain and plasmid.
Dr. Cristóbal Almendros Romero
For providing us with P. putida.
Fundraising Help and Advice﹀
Dr. Stefania Usai
For helping us make our story clearer for the general public and advising us on how to approach companies.
Sunnie van de Werken
For taking pictures of us.
For taking pictures during the Foldscope event.
Dr. Michele Laureni and Ad Bergkamp
For giving a talk about microscopes and the microbial world at the Foldscope event.
For allowing us to enjoy our Foldscope event at the science centre.
For promoting our Foldscope event