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Our team consists of 14 undergraduate students from various disciplinces (Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Pharmaceutics). We are the very first team to represent our university at iGEM.

To contact our team, write to one of the mail addresses below!

Who we are

  • Jochen Bauer
  • Joel Eichmann
  • Alfred Hanswillemenke
  • Simon Heumos
  • Samuel Künst
  • Jakob Matthes
  • Simeon Roßmann
  • Jan Rudolph
  • David Schiel
  • Sebastian Schlick
  • Yannik Severin
  • Nicolai Wahn
  • Mirjam Weber
  • Lukas Zimmermann
  • Ralf Jansen (Biochemistry)
  • Oliver Kohlbacher (Bioinformatics)
  • Kristian Apel (Pharmaceutical Biology)
  • Alfred Nordheim (Cell Biology)
  • Lutz Heide (Pharmaceutical Biology)

What we did

  • Team assembly
    We began assembling our team in January and are holding weekly meetings since then. Most of the people didn't know about iGEM so we presented it in various scientific lectures and told all our friends about it. At the initial meeting we presented the iGEM competition and a few previous iGEM projects. In our following weekly meetings we learned more about iGEM (time schedule, formalities, registration, team composition, finances) and compiled lists of project ideas.
  • Finding support and advisors
    We presented our team to the head of department Prof. Nordheim (Department of Molecular Biology) where we readily found support and enthusiasm. We then went on to talk to specific specialist faculty members with whom we held multiple conferences dedicated to project idea discussion and elaboration.

Where we're from

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We study at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen which has plenty of course of studies in the Humanities and Sciences. It goes back to the 15th century and was home to many famous poets and thinkers.

  • Located in Tübingen is also the past laboratory of Friedrich Miescher in Schloss Hohentübingen where he discovered the nucleic acids (Nuclein) in 1868.
  • Nobel laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie (developmental biology), her work with Drosophila melanogaster and zebrafish Danio rerio greatly improved our present-day understanding of embryonal developement.

We come from the beautiful city of Tübingen, located in Southern Germany on the Neckar river. Tübingen is home to approx. 25,000 students, among the 85,000 citizens.