Teammember 2018

Lars

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Establishing production of Nisin in E.coli, Wiki, Project Management and keeping track of deadlines
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Developing own ideas, realizing them and gaining knowledge about new things
  • What did iGEM teach you for life?  Taking on more responsibility, self-organisation
  • Other Interests: Going to Festivals, Reading, Gaming and Watching Sports

Jan

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Linkage of all components, InterlabStudy, Sponsoring, Finances
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Realizing my own ideas/science and making biology do what I want
  • What did iGEM teach you for life?  Teamwork, self-organisation, and working independently. Also reading protocols until the end 😉
  • Other Interests: Motorcycling, farming, bouldering and other sports

Marco

  • Name and age: Marco Zimmer, 24
  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent at Institute of Biochemical Engineering in Stuttgart, Computational Biology-Team
  • Your iGEM tasks:  visual layout and content of this website and the igem wiki site.
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Working independently on an own project from start to finish.
  • what did iGEM teach you for life?  Projectplaning, improvement of html skills
  • Other Interests: Travel, Hockey, Floorball

Luca

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Establishing production of Nisin in E.coli, Primer-Design, Moral Instance, DJ
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Improving things nature can't do yet
  • What did iGEM teach you for life? Create projects and experiments from scratch
  • Other Interests: Watching all kind of sports, meeting with friends

Philip Horz

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Linkage of all components, InterlabStudy, Sponsoring, Wiki
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Creating new useful applications, that are not found in nature and add value to humanity
  • What did iGEM teach you for life?  Reading protocols until the end, Self-Organisation and planing of experiments
  • Other Interests: Motorcycling, doing sports and watching sports

Nadine

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Linkage of all components
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Developing useful applications/ideas to improve current problems & gaining knowledge of other areas in biology than already known ones
  • What did iGEM teach you for life?  what's important for realizing and developing a project
  • Other Interests: travelling, fitness & nutrition, reading

Alexandra Mack

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Establishing Chitosan production in E. coli based on Team Darmstadt from 2017, Sponsoring, Shirt-Designer
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Teamwork, Making connections all over the world, Design your own project
  • What did iGEM teach you for life? Money makes the world go round
  • Other Interests: Skiing, playing instruments

Benjamin Schäfer

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Establishing Chitosan production in E. coli based on Team Darmstadt from 2017, Organizing lab materials
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Plan your own project and work independently
  • What did iGEM teach you for life? Science is not as easy as you want it to be
  • Other Interests: Running, nature computer

Daniel Hofacker

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Biotechnology
  • Your iGEM tasks:Establishing Rhamnolipid production in P. Putida, Modeling, Wiki
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Self organised working and planing of experiments
  • What did iGEM teach you for life? How to cope with drawbacks
  • Other Interests: Watching sports (VfB Stuttgart), Cycling

Liv Paul

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Biotechnology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Establishing production of nisin in E.coli
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology?
  • What did iGEM teach you for life?
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Teresa Gäbele

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks:  supporting all teams
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? team work, meeting other people
  • What did iGEM teach you for life? cope with troubleshootings
  • Other Interests: playing volleyball, meeting friends

Natalie Härterich

  • What are you studying: Currently: Masterstudent of Technical Biology
  • Your iGEM tasks: Establishing rhamnolipid production in P. Putida
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Gaining knowledge of other areas that were not part of our studies yet, creating and organizing our own project
  • What did iGEM teach you for life? Dealing with failure, self-organisation, looking for new approaches and solutions
  • Other Interests: Soccer, doing and watching sports, meeting friends

Advisors

Sebastian

  • Name and age: Sebastian Grenz, 30
  • What are you studying: Currently: PhD student at Institute of Biochemical Engineering in Stuttgart, Previously: M.Sc. Genome based Systems Biology in Bielefeld, B.Sc. Bioinformatics and Genome Research in Bielefeld
  • Your iGEM tasks: Advisor, providing experience and help for the team.
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? Working independently on an own project from start to finish.
  • Previous iGEM experiences: You can accomplish great things working together as a team.
  • Other Interests: Travel, soccer and other sports, Netflix

Erik

  • Name and age:  Eppinger, Erik
  • What are you studying: Currently: I am doing my PhD thesis at the Institute of Microbiology
  • Your iGEM tasks:
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  • Previous iGEM experiences:
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Adrian

  • Name and age: Adrian Eilingsfeld, 28
  • What are you studying: Currently: PhD student at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering in Stuttgart on scale-up heterogeneity. Previously: M. Sc. in Biomolecular Engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt and M. Sc. in Space Studies at the International Space University.
  • Your iGEM tasks: Advisor and versatile latchkey kid enabling the students in working outside of work hours and on weekends. Mostly making sure that the students do not set their socks ablaze.
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? The perspective of working on a self-imposed project leading to a deeper understanding on how science is done in a real-world environment.
  • Previous iGEM experiences: Founding year at TU Darmstadt and fool-in-charge of the wiki back in the days.
  • Other Interests: Other than rocketry nothing that I would like to share with the internet.

Robert

  • Name and age: Robert Nitschel, 29
  • What are you studying: Currently: I am doing my PhD thesis at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering about synthetic biology with Pseudomonas putida. Previously: I have studied Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology in the Netherlands until 2015
  • Your iGEM tasks: I am one the PhD students that are supervising the daily labwork and helping the team out with their problems and questions.
  • What do you like about iGEM/synthetic biology? I love the concept of iGEM. The idea, to help students and giving them the opportunity to find their own solution for biological or even social-/ economical problem by using synthetic biology, is great.
  • Previous iGEM experiences: iGEM taught me to work a as a team and that no challenge is great enough to be solved.
  • Other Interests: Reading Fantasy, Mountain biking, Gaming

Principal Investigators (PIs)

PD Dr. rer. nat. Martin Siemann-Herzberg

PD Dr. rer. nat. Martin Siemann-Herzberg is deputy director and academic teacher at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. His research focuses on Metabolic Engineering and Systems Biology with regard to its use for technical purposes.
Together with former iGEM participants he spearheaded the idea to start the first iGEM Team at the University of Stuttgart. He always believed in our idea, stayed positive and motivating us in all kinds of situations during the project. He also provided massive support with technical and organizational problems.

We would like to thank you for all your support.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Björn Voß

We are very happy to call him our Secondary PI and thankful for the support of our team! Besides his research and academic teaching position at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart  is also member of Faculty of 1000 (F1000), Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics & Computational Biology. His work focuses on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and RNA Biology. His topics of intrest are RNA-based Regulation, Analysis of "Direct Duplex Detection" Data, Interactive Graph Visualisation in Galaxy, Algorithms for RNA Structure Analysis and the IBVT Galaxy Server.

 

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