iGEM Tübingen team members - About iGEM




About iGEM - a student competition

iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is an international competition in the field of synthetic biology, which was initiated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. The competition aims to inspire the development of innovative and intelligent solutions for relevant and recent problems through genetic modifications. By participating in the iGEM competition, our team will be able to utilize the theoretical background attained during our studies in an interdisciplinary and self-reliant manner. Often, the projects initiated through iGEM are published or lead to the foundation of Start-ups.

iGEM Tübingen team members

Lars Angenent - iGEM Tübingen team member Lars Angenent

Lars Angenent

Principal Investigator, Mentor

Position

Professor

Special Skills

Mentoring teams.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Making sure the team is running smooth.

What does iGEM mean to me?

This is the second iGEM team that I have been involved in. I like how motivated the students are.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Cysteine, as it is a redox-active compound that removes oxygen. Once, we forgot to add the proper sulfur source for an anaerobic microbe, and we were saved because cysteine contains sulfur.

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Bastian Molitor - iGEM Tübingen team member Bastian Molitor

Bastian Molitor

Principal Investigator, Mentor

Position

Junior Group Leader

Special Skills

Being hopelessly optimistic.

What is my favorite part of our project?

The team is amazing and the project is great. Working with extremely motivated people on a highly relevant topic is the best part.

What does iGEM mean to me?

The way the team totally dives into the project shows what a great opportunity iGEM offers for everyone involved.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Pyrrolysine - who’s gonna stop us anyways!?

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Patrick Schweizer - iGEM Tübingen team member Patrick Schweizer

Patrick Schweizer

Advisor

Program

Biotechnology PhD.

Special Skills

Relentless enthusiasm and motivation fountain. I also bring lots of valuable experience from past student based projects.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Coordinating the whole project, from sponsoring to splicing, events to editing genes.

What does iGEM mean to me?

What is freetime anyway?

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

L-Arginin - hey it's L-Arginin!

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Sarah Schulz - iGEM Tübingen team member Sarah Schulz

Sarah Schulz

Advisor

Program

Biotechnology PhD.

Special Skills

Glovebox Yoga.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Coordinating and advising the students and at the same time learning new things from other disciplines.

What does iGEM mean to me?

Working with a group of enthusiastic students to realize an ambitious project that can contribute to a better world.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Glycine, it's so tiny.

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Lukas Heumos - iGEM Tübingen team member Lukas Heumos

Lukas Heumos

Drylab, Organization, everywhere

Program

Bioinformatics MSc.

Special Skills

Codes swiftly and on a high level. Keeps and enforces incoming deadlines. Always has the big picture in mind.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction. I'm always eager to get to know other people who are into crazy science.

What does iGEM mean to me?

I take pride in participating in an exceptionally demanding and vying competition such as iGEM and I associate iGEM with unforgettable experiences.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Valine - I love branching

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Lina Widerspick - iGEM Tübingen team member Lina Widerspick

Lina Widerspick

Wet Lab, Human Practice, Social Media

Program

Molecular Medicine BSc.

Special Skills

Science Memes and PCRs

What is my favorite part of our project?

Being able to design a project from scratch and taking the responsiblity to implement different strategies. Communicating our project and making our ideas available to the public.

What does iGEM mean to me?

An opportunity to collaborate with enthusiastic students from different backgrounds, discovering my own capabilites and learning a lot about scientific project planning.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Arrrrrrginine, because we'll steal that Gold.

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Marietheres Evers - iGEM Tübingen team member Marietheres Evers

Marietheres Evers

Wetlab, Human Practice, Social Media

Program

Molecular Medicine BSc.

Special Skills

Dark humour and sarcastic comments as entertainment during incubation times.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Making bacteria do whatever I want them to do... because I can. Muhahaha

What does iGEM mean to me?

The opportunity to realize own ideas and apply lab skills, learning from teammates with different backgrounds.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Proline. I mean I can be useful but mostly I'm just a big pain in everyone's ass.

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Jakob Keck - iGEM Tübingen team member Jakob Keck

Jakob Keck

Drylab, Wetlab, Finance

Program

Nano-Science MSc.

Special Skills

(Confocal) Microscopy, Western blots and building Telescopes.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Doing Science to solve a real world problem and telling others about it while cooperating with people of very diverse expertise.

What does iGEM mean to me?

Being part of a scientific project from the beginning (Project design and Fundraising) until the presentation of the results. A unique opportunity!

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Tryptophan - it's glowing.

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Eva Kunzelmann - iGEM Tübingen team member Eva Kunzelmann

Eva Kunzelmann

Wetlab, Finance

Program

Biochemistry BSc.

Special Skills

Calming influence in lab.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

Working with other students from other degrees. Working beyond oneself.

What does iGEM mean to me?

I love getting valuable insights into different fields of scientific work. Moreover, I cherish meeting students from around the world.

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If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Proline, because it´s round.

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Katharina Csik - iGEM Tübingen team member Katharina Csik

Katharina Csik

Wetlab, Human Practice

Program

Molecular Medicine BSc.

Special Skills

Politics genius and very well connected.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

Learning and working in the lab. Also, meeting students from all over the world!

What does iGEM mean to me?

iGEM is a great opportunity to work on a self-chosen project and to learn good lab practices in an interdisciplinary group.

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If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Serine - small, but not too basic.

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Famke Bäuerle - iGEM Tübingen team member Famke Bäuerle

Famke Bäuerle

Drylab, Finance, Design

Program

Nano-Science MSc.

Special Skills

Protein crystallization and a high frustration tolerance.

What is my favorite part of our project?

The drylab part is the most interesting aspect for me, however, I also like to organize sponsors and lend a helping hand in the wetlab.

What does iGEM mean to me?

It is a possibility to work with other highly motivated students, execute our own ideas and learn new skills.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Leucin, because we need to power through

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Patrick Müller - iGEM Tübingen team member Patrick Müller

Patrick Müller

Wetlab, Finance, Design

Program

Molecular Medicine BSc.

Special Skills

Handling infectious agents and cell culture.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

Project design and realisation in the wetlab. Moreover, the opportunity to learn important skills that are not directly wetlab associated.

What does iGEM mean to me?

A unique possibility to realise own ideas and to be responsible for a project from the very beginning to the very end.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Methionin - you have to start somewhere.

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Mirna Maalouf - iGEM Tübingen team member Mirna Maalouf

Mirna Maalouf

Wetlab, Organization

Program

Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc.

Special Skills

Analysis and PCR.

What is my favorite part of our project?

The ability to participate in a whole project from scratch (project finding, sponsoring, lab work,..). Dealing with students from different scientific backgrounds who share the same interest.

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What does iGEM mean to me?

An opportunity to gain practical experience and relations with new people.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Adrenaline.

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Antonia Binder - iGEM Tübingen team member Antonia Binder

Antonia Binder

Wetlab, Finance

Program

Biochemistry BSc.

Special Skills

Staying very, very calm.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Working on a biochemical topic in a student-based team, being able to contribute and also gain plenty of practical experience.

What does iGEM mean to me?

A chance to gain valuable insight into the reality of scientific research by organizing funding for our project, working independently in administration and the lab.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Tyrosin, because Y not?

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Jonas Steinwender - iGEM Tübingen team member Jonas Steinwender

Jonas Steinwender

Wetlab, Design, Finance

Program

Nano-Science BSc.

Special Skills

Somehow, that what I do is working.

What is my favorite part of our project?

Doing awesome science together with amazing people and of course to make the design as cool as possible.

What does iGEM mean to me?

Creating something together as a team that did not exist before in this form and to learn a lot of new stuff in the process is a longstanding passion of mine.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Histidin - it will save the world... someday... somehow.

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Carolin Schwitalla - iGEM Tübingen team member Carolin Schwitalla

Carolin Schwitalla

Wetlab, everywhere

Program

Biochemistry BSc.

Special Skills

Making up new words and finding neat nicknames for our team members.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

Spending the year with the team and working on staggering research together.

What does iGEM mean to me?

iGEM is love - iGEM is life, according to a popular ancient chinese saying.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Pyrrolysine - it's so unusual.

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Luzia Hamma - iGEM Tübingen team members Luzia Hamma

Luzia Hamma

Wetlab, Human Practice

Program

Cognitive Sciences BSc.

Special Skills

Eat a cherry in such a way that the pit is still on the stem afterwards.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

Cooperation with the other team members.

What does iGEM mean to me?

I love being part of a group of interested young students who are trying to make the world a little better with their idea.

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If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Glycin - it's so simple.

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Steffen Lemke - iGEM Tübingen team member Steffen Lemke

Steffen Lemke

Drylab, Organization

Program

Bioinformatics MSc.

Special Skills

Linking ideas from the wetlab and drylab.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

As a Bioinformatics student my main focus is the modelling and software part, but I also really like working in the wetlab

What does iGEM mean to me?

I love the idea to work on a science project in which I have the opportunity to realize my own ideas.

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If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Proline - it likes to break helices.

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Marco Kögel - iGEM Tübingen team member Marco Kögel

Marco Kögel

Drylab, Design

Program

Nano-Science Bsc.

Special Skills

Activation of enormous power immediately before deadlines.

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What is my favorite part of our project?

Seeing how it works in the end.

What does iGEM mean to me?

Trying out and realising new things and ideas. Make experiences together with a team and being part of an own project.

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If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Proline - a little bit different.

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Zoë E. Kentischer - iGEM Tübingen team member Zoë E. Kentischer

Zoë E. Kentischer

Wetlab, Design

Program

Biochemistry Bsc.

Special Skills

Precise & fast pipetting...

What is my favorite part of our project?

Getting insight into scientific research and project development and challenging my own practical understanding and experience.

What does iGEM mean to me?

The possibility to make the acquaintance and to work with motivated, intelligent and creative people from different scientific fields on a self-planned project.

If I was an amino acid, I would be ..., because:

Cysteine - strong bonds with like-minded people.

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Diabetes mellitus 2 therapy - project 2019

Diabetes mellitus 2 therapy - project 2019

The aim of the project 2019 is to generate a probiotic for the therapy of Type II Diabetes Mellitus, based on a plasmid chassis incorporating a Cas3 self-kill mechanism to prevent the spread of GMOs in the environment.

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History of genetic engineering projects - iGEM Tübingen

History of iGEM Tübingen Projects

Team Tübingen has been participating in iGEM since 2012. Take a look at our past projects and accomplishments.

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