Team:NTNU Trondheim/Team

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NTNU IS B.A.C.K.
Bacterial Anti-Cancer-Kamikaze

Meet the team Team NTNU Trondheim up close and personal

Origin of replication:
Trondheim
Study program:
Graduated M.Sc. in Chemical engineering and biotechnology from NTNU, with specialization in biotechnology.

Gunvor Røkke

Interests outside academia:
Mainly playing the violin. I have been playing since I was five years old, and I am currently leading one of the three folk music orchestras in Trondheim. I also like to swim, or to gab with my friends.
Areas of responsibility:
  • Team leader: Teaching the other team members the basic cloning techniques used for biobrick assembly.
  • Team representative: In case of interested journalists, Gunvor will talk to them. Rolf will be her manager and Nina her stylist!
  • Team dietitian: One of Gunvor's less serious responsibility areas is to make sure that all team members get their daily dose of carbohydrates (as we all agree that lowcarb is nonsense).
  • Vice PR chief: Rolf is the actual PR chief, but in case Rolf meets some really stubborn journalists, and he gives up, Gunvor will take over.
Fun fact:
I'm able to whistle and hum in two part harmony with myself. And no, I'm not mutated.
Origin of replication:
Eidsvåg, Møre og Romsdal
Study program:
M.Sc. in Chemical engineering and biotechnology at NTNU, with specialization in biotechnology.

Nina Hole

Interests outside academia:
Sports enthusiast, but especially interested in football. I also play football myself on NTNU's own football team. Other interests are reading, traveling and food.
Areas of responsibility:
  • Gunvor's stylist:If Gunvor is representing the team, I have the main responsibility to do her make-up and so on.
  • Photo chief: If something needs photographing, Nina is on the job!
  • Facebook and twitter chief: Updating facebook and twitter is Nina's responsibility.
  • Travel chief: Nina is travel chief, and have had the main responsibility for booking our hotel in Amsterdam. Apparently, she's good at this, because the hotell looks absolutely fabulous!
  • Megan Fox chief: Internal humour. Don't ask...
Fun fact:
My favorite author/musician Jo Nesbø, has named his main character in his criminal novels Harry Hole. His inspiration for the last name comes from my family!
Origin of replication:
Drammen
Study program:
M.Sc. in Chemical engineering and biotechnology at NTNU, with specialization in biotechnology.

Jarle Pahr

Interests outside academia:
Aikido and psychology.
Areas of responsibility:
  • Master of the notebook: Trying to get the other team members to update the notebook.
  • Cake chief: Baking awesome cakes.
  • Plate chief: Keeping track of all the agar plates in the fridge is Jarle's job.
  • Culture chief: Keeping track of cell cultures in the fridge, in the incubator, or on glycerol stock in the freezer.
Fun fact:
Is resistant to norovirus, thanks to a mutation in the FUT2 gene. Being a mutant is nice!
Origin of replication:
Larvik
Study program:
M.Sc. in Chemical engineering and biotechnology at NTNU, with specialization in biotechnology.

Eirin Korvald

Interests outside academia:
Music (both playing and listening), snowboarding, hiking, knitting, hanging with friends.
Areas of responsibility:
  • iGEM hair dresser: Making sure the entire team has fabulous hair at all times.
  • Cake chief: Eirin is keeping track of the cakes the different team members owe the rest of the team.
  • Supervisor: It's also Eirin's job to keep an eye on the rest of the team in Amsterdam, to make sure we don't get lost there.
Fun fact:
Is able to cut her own hair - nicely!.
Origin of replication:
Trondheim
Study program:
M.Sc. in Chemical engineering and biotechnology at NTNU, with specialization in biotechnology.

Ove Øyås

Interests outside academia:
Nature, cycling, hiking, music, programming, being enthusiastic about stuff.
Areas of responsibility:
  • Internet chief: Fixing the wiki and the Matchmaker. Making spaghetti code.
  • T-shirt chief: Has been in charge of ordering team t-shirts. The rest of us haven't seen them yet, but we have high expectations!
  • Vice facebook and twitter chief: Is updating facebook and twitter together with Nina.
Fun fact:
Will easily eat raw ginger and garlic.
Origin of replication:
Trondheim
Study program:
M.Sc. in Chemical engineering and biotechnology at NTNU, with specialization in applied theoretical chemistry.

Rolf Heilemann Myhre

Interests outside Academia:
In my spare time, I like exercising, hanging with friends, partying, movies etc. Also, I can't live without my computer.
Areas of responsibility:
    Modelling the genetic circuit.
  • PR chief: Will be talking to a (hopefully) enormous crowd of journalists.
  • Manager for Gunvor: It's Rolf responsibility to make sure Gunvor says the right things to the journalists.
  • Cleaning chief: Is making sure the NTNU iGEM headquarters looks tidy.
Fun fact:
I have not studied any biotechnology before joining the iGEM team.
Origin of replication:
Stavanger, Norway
Position:
Professor

Eivind Almaas

Area of expertise:
Systems biology and network analysis
Interests outside academia:
Hiking, reading, living.
Areas of responsibility:
  • Team organization.
  • Computer modelling.
Fun fact:
Big fan of 50's Rock'n Roll and Rockabilly.
Origin of replication:
Cologne, Germany
Position:
Postdoctoral fellow

Rahmi Lale

Area of expertise:
Transcriptional and translational regulation of bacterial gene expression, metabolic engineering. Metagenome/biodiscovery.
Interests outside academia:
Loves playing bass, likes biking/hiking/skiing/fishing/sailing, into web/graphic design.
Areas of responsibility:
  • Herding the nerds!
  • Social chief: Rahmi was chosen to be social chief at the beginning of the summer. It's his responsibility to make sure the team is also doing social stuff not related to lab work.
Fun fact:
He loves bugs so much that he makes his own kefir.
Origin of replication:
Mannheim, Germany
Position:
Associate professor

Martin Hohmann-Marriott

Area of expertise:
Photosynthesis, bioenergetics, molecular biology.
Interests outside academia:
My family, history, all things computer and technology
Areas of responsibility:
Instructor, molecular biology and physiology
Fun fact:
Martin designed exercise equipment for ants as an undergraduate.
Origin of replication:
Kristiansand, Norway
Position:
Doctoral student. Graduated M.Sc. in Physics and mathematics from NTNU.

Marius Eidsaa

Area of expertise:
Systems biology, mainly focusing on networks, both generally and in biology. I'm currently working on network methods and analysis of microarray data..
Interests outside academia:
I like to sing, and I'm currently singing tenor in two student-society based choirs. Other interests include music in general, food and drink and good company.
Areas of responsibility:
  • I'm a modelling instructor, so my main responsibility is to help set up and analyze our model.
  • Barbeque chief: Marius is barbecue chief, and is supposed to be organizing barbeque everytime the weather in Trondheim is nice, which is, unfortunately, not that often.
Fun fact:
Has been swimming at a national level.



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