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University of Calgary Support

The University of Calgary iGEM team would like to thank and acknowledge all of the support from the University in terms of student stipends, facilities, and materials which made this project possible. This included the Department of Biological Sciences as well as the O'Brien Centre for their contribution of lab space this summer. Additionally, a special thanks to all departments and faculties which financially contributed to our project.

Advisor and Instructor Support

All research work was performed by the undergraduate students part of the Calgary Team. Our professors and advisors contributed support and ideas to the students and facilitated a safe and efficient laboratory environment for the students. Special thanks to Dr. Lisa Gieg, whose experience in petroleum microbiology provided the facilitates and protocols required to make our work possible (including GC/MS and culturing of various organisms).

Support From Additional Professors and University Staff

Special thanks to Dr. Doug Meunch, one of our advisors whose support made it possible for us to obtain our laboratory space in Biological Sciences. In addition, we would like to acknowledge other professors in the department of Biological Sciences including Dr. Greg Moorhead, Dr. C.C. Chinnappa (both for the supplementation of equipment), Dr. Michael Heinz, Dr. Ray Turner, Dr. Michael Heinz, Dr. Gerrit Voordouw, Dr. Howard Ceri, Denice Bay, and Monika Schwering for their support in the form of chemicals . Additionally we would like to recognize Dr. Viola Birss, Bri Campbell, in the Department of Chemistry for their assistance with the electrochemical studies used in our team. Finally we would like to thank Dr. Erin Sen in the Faculty of Engineering for his advice with the design of our bioreactor and Dr. Jennifer Cobb, Deirdre Lobb, Dr. Steve Robbins, and the SACRI Research Group for their donation of chemicals.

"Outside of University" Research and Technical Support

We would like to thank and acknowledge the support of various individuals from other Universities. This includes Dr. Michael Ellison for their contribution of Keio Collection Knockout strains used in this project, the University of Washington iGEM group 2011 for sending us plasmid DNA of the Petrobrick as the DNA construct available in the registry was incorrect. Thanks to Dr. Josie L. Garcia from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones, Madrid Spain for contribution of a plasmid containg the hpaC gene. Dr. John Kilbane for the contribution of the Rhodococcus baikonurensis containing the Rhodococcus IGTS8 dszABC plasmid. Special thanks to our professor Dr. Lisa Gieg for her contribution of a Pseudomonas fluorescens LD2 species previously reported to degrade carbazole. Finally, special thanks to Abanacai Corporation, Ohio for their samples of a oil skimming sample kit used in our bioreactor design.

"Outside of University" Aditional Support

We would like to thank the individuals who we had requested to do interviews with Christine Daly (Suncor Inc.) and Ryan Radke (BioAlberta). We would like to thank our representative Claudia Bustos for all of her hard work and support of our team from the Telus Spark Science Centre. Thank you to Robert Kotch from the Bonniebrook Waste Treatment Plant for allowing us access to their facility to learn more about how their reactors were designed.

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