Without the generous support of our university, different foundations and partners from the industrial sector, our project would not have been feasible. We want to thank all our sponsors for their generous financial support and helpful guidance. Their sponsorship allowed us to make the most out of the iGEM competition and attend the Giant Jamboree. We are honored to name these institutions and companies our sponsors.
Platinum Sponsors have supported us financially/materially with an overall value of over 5000€.
SnapGene Viewer is revolutionary software that allows molecular biologists to create, browse, and share richly annotated DNA sequence files up to 1 Gbp in length. With SnapGene, annotating features in a DNA sequence is easy. SnapGene kindly provided us with Licenses to use their software for the course of the iGEM competition which helped us a lot with our plasmid design.
Gold Sponsors have supported us financially/materially with an overall value of 1000€ or more.
The Mitsubishi Polyester Film Group is recognized as a global leader and among the largest suppliers of polyester (PET- polyethylene terephthalate) film in the world. Our commitment and growth in the polyester film business is a direct result of our worldwide resources and focus on quality.
Implen is a privately held corporation that is a leading supplier for spectroscopy instruments and consumables for the non-destructive analysis of ultra low volume samples. The company focuses on biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical laboratories in industry and research. Implen has a strong focus on the customer, taking pride in providing quality products and a high level of customer service to achieve total customer satisfaction. We had the chance to use their NanoPhotometer® NP80 for our project, which we greatly enjoyed.
QIAGEN serves more than 500,000 customers around the globe, all seeking insights from the building blocks of life – DNA, RNA and proteins. They deliver Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing, propelling QIAGEN customers from start to finish to unlock new insights. Qiagen sponsored us by providing four awesome kits that we constantly used over the last months.
Integrated DNA Technologies Inc. is the world's largest supplier of custom nucleic acids, serving the areas of academic research, biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. Founded in 1980, from the headquarters in San Jose they deliver nucleic acids around the globe. Like every iGEM Team, we had the chance to have up to 20kb of DNA synthesized free of charge, which we happily accepted. THe results were shipped on time and perfectly functional.
With a portfolio of more than 4,000 products covering the fields of genomics, protein analysis and expression, cellular analysis, drug discovery and genetic identity, Promega is a global leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to life scientists in academic, industrial and government settings. Promega products are used by life scientists who are asking fundamental questions about biological processes as well as by scientists who are applying scientific knowledge to diagnose and treat diseases, discover new therapeutics, and use genetics and DNA testing for human identification. We did all our DNA purification with the midiprep/miniprep systems they gave us and it worked like a charm.
LTF Labortechnik has been a reliable partner for laboratory equipment in the field of molecular technology since 1996. Our focus is on the fields of PCR, gel documentation and liquid handling. As an authorized dealer for UV lamps and UV replacement tubes, we greatly value quality and advice. They entrusted us with a gel imaging device, which was fun to set up and even more fun to use.
In your lab, the focus is on your experiments and analyses – and ultimately, on your needs. Your lab equipment and consumables should be designed to make your work as easy and efficient as possible. That is the philosophy behind every BRAND product. Every time we develop a new product, we challenge ourselves for solutions that will make your work simpler, easier, and more efficient – while delivering the quality and perfection you expect from a product designed and Made in Germany. We are equally committed to the quality of our products and of our services. Providing expert advice and exceptional service to our customers is part of our DNA at BRAND. Brand gave us a really cool package of standard lab equipment, including a complete set of pipettes, which our supervisors really envied us for.
Silver Sponsors have supported us financially/materially with an overall value of over 500€.
Founded in the mid-1970s as a collective of scientists committed to developing innovative
products for the life sciences industry, New England Biolabs is now a recognized world leader in the
discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications. Created "by scientists for
scientists", NEB is renowned for consistently providing exceptional product quality and unsurpassed
technical support. For over four decades, NEB has been shaping the landscape of bioscience research
by discovering, developing and supporting superior research reagents.
As one of the most consistent iGEM sponsors, NEB offers to sponsor all iGEM teams worldwide, so of course we had to fetch the NEB iGEM kit.
Labfolder is an innovative software company that has developed a revolutionary platform to meet all the requirements of modern research. We have combined a digital laboratory journal and a laboratory information management system (LIMS) on one platform. Labfolder can be customized with free integrated applications that organize and selectively share content. We make a scientist's everyday life easier and research more efficient. Using Labfolder made the work in our large team much less complicated.
Bronze Sponsors have supported us financially/materially with an overall value of over 500€.
Established in 1998 by a team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology (Dortmund), Jena Bioscience utilizes more than 25 years of academic know-how to develop innovative reagents for clients from both research and industry in 100+ countries. To date, Jena Bioscience still remains an owner-operated business. Jena Biosciences generously provided us with restriction enzymes, as well as with a ligase, a DNA preparation kit and a DNA cleanup kit.
Founded in 1879, the Carl Roth GmbH + Co KG is a chemical and wholesale company based in Karlsruhe, Germany. They supply companies, laboratories and scientific institutions with laboratory supplies, selected life science products and chemicals. As of 2019, the company employs 260 people and the product range comprises more than 30,000 articles. The electrophorese chamber they provided was a faithful companion to us from start to finish.
Academic Sponsoring and Foundations:
The Science Foundation Mainz is committed both nationally and internationally to the advancement of science and research. The Foundation supports scientists of all disciplines who carry out effective, sustainable, forward-looking research at German universities.
In 2001, the city of Kaiserslautern celebrated its 725th anniversary. On this occasion, the four companies TWK, Gasanstalt, Stadtsparkasse and BAU AG, each close to the city, founded charitable foundations.We are grateful that the SWK Foundation decided support our efforts to make Kaiserslautern and the world a cleaner place.
The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz was founded in 2012 in order to bundle the strengths available in the region and implement joint projects. The ultimate goal: to strengthen the future viability of the Western Palatinate region! Unbureaucratic support, short decision-making paths, flexible action and trusting cooperation characterize our way of working.
The only technical-engineering university in Rhineland-Palatinate: more than 100 practical and future-oriented courses. The TUK provided the Laboratories, the infrastructure as well as financial support to help us realize our vision
BioComp is a research focus of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate that has existed since 2014. In BioComp, members of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology as well as members of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics work together in highly networked, interdisciplinary projects. Since 2017, the focus of biological research has been on the analysis of dynamic membrane processes in biological systems.
The Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Food and Forests of the Rhineland Palatinate is responsible for protecting people and their natural resources. Clean air, clean water, a good climate, fertile soils, the diversity of animal and plant species and habitats - these natural treasures must also be preserved for future generations. Sustainable development is therefore a guiding principle of Rhineland-Palatinate's state policy. The Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry is developing concrete initiatives and assistance in this direction.