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iGEM Manchester-Graz - Attributions



  • Christoph Schilling: Vector design and development, lab work
  • Iaroslav Kosov: Human practices, project planning, modelling
  • Martin Senekowitsch: Wiki design and development, project funding, lab work, human practices
  • Magdalena Hannah Kurteu: Lab work, human practices, outreach, project funding & organisation
  • Kerstin Stadler: Project funding, project planning, lab work, human practices
  • Aaron Gretton: Project funding, human practices, modelling, editing
  • Peter Kusstatscher: Modeling, project planning, graphic design, lab work
  • Priyanshu Sinha: Project planning, lab work, modeling
  • Markus Hobisch: Lab work, project planning, human practices
  • Rachel Stirrup: Project planning, lab work, human practices
  • Melanie Ballach: Project planning, lab work
  • Maria Imran: Project planning, modeling, human practices

General Support

  • Prof. Dr. Anton Glieder: Supervision of Team Graz, organizational work
  • Prof Dr. Eriko Takano: Professor of Synthetic biology in The University of Manchester, iGEM organizer in the University, Supervisor and primary team contact. The Team is grateful to Professor Takano for organisation of laboratory and office space in Manchester Institute of Biotechnology and support with University funding.
  • Prof Dr. Rainer Breitling: modeling advisor, supervision. The Team would like to say a big thank you to Professor Breitling for guidance in Wiki and Poster design.
  • Prof Dr. Sabine Flitsch: supervision, inter-European team idea organizer, Parkinson's disease patient interview organizer. The Team is grateful to Professor Flitsch for organisation of lab space, an arrangement of an interview with Julia and assistance with Boston preparations.
  • Dr. Martina Geier: organisational and lab support
  • Christian Schmid: organisational and lab support
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Sensen: organizational and social media support
  • Dr. Birgit Wiltschi: support for vector design and assembly
  • Lorna Hepworth: As a member of the 2013 Manchester iGEM Team, Lorna supported us as an advisor from the early stages of developing project through to realising our ideas in the lab
  • Alexander Wood: supervision, lab help, HPLC expert. The Team is happy that Mr Wood was a supervisor in the lab. Thank you for your infinite enthusiasm and limitless supply of good jokes accompanied with encyclopaedic knowledge.
  • Nicholas Weise: Our molecular biology expert; thank you for helping us interpret our gels and teaching us things we never even knew we wanted to be taught about.
  • Robert Harrison: human practices expert. Thank you Robert for helping us with Human Practices, valuable feedback on our activities and your invaluable experience on excellent iGEM 2013 performance!
  • Dr. Peter Both: gene and vector design
  • Syed Ahmed: Kindly provided the aromatic amino acid decarboxylase for us to work on. Without you the team would stay carboxylated.
  • Dr. James Galman: Kindly provided the transaminase for us to work on. Thank you very much!
  • Rehana Sung: LCMS expert, explained the use of HPLC in our project
  • Maria Hulla: involved in project idea brainstorming sessions, survey evaluation
  • Khalil El Dominique Essani: involved in brainstorming sessions

Human Practices

  • Prof. Dr. Reidl: Discussion about human gut bacteria composition, feasibility of our project idea, general background knowledge exchange, ethic background
  • Dr. Christoph Högenauer: Discussion about treatment of Parkinson's patients, feasibility and possible application of the DopaDoser Modelling Support
  • Dr. Monty Silverdale: Parkinson's consultant, interview about the feasibility of our project
  • Prof Dr. Angela Tod: interview on accessibility of treatment and valuable comments of establishment of gut bacteria in the gut.
  • Julia: Parkinson's patient who helped us understand the disease and treatments from a patient's perspective
  • Dr. Andy Balmer: introduced us to human practices and gave us feedback on project feasibility
  • Dr. Mariella Kögl-wallner: interview about Parkinson's disease from a neurological point of view
  • Walter: Parkinson's patient


  • Dr. Neil Swainston: introducing MatLab, modelling. Thanks for guiding us with modelling throughout the project and explaining Flux Balance Analysis, explaining us script problems and being always available when we needed your knowledge.
  • Areti Tsigkinopoulou: Supported the model developing process of a quorum sensing system, general Matlab and Simbiology support
  • Dr. Jean-Marc Schwartz: Modelling support with Flux Balance Analysis
  • Dr. Caroline Paget: advice with FBA modelling and comprehensive answers

Special Thank You to our sponsors!

  • University of Technology Graz
  • The University of Manchester
  • Sanofi
  • Evolva
  • IBCarb Network
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Bartelt
  • Lactan
  • Microsynth
  • Qiagen
  • New England BioLabs Inc.
  • ThermoFisher Scientific
  • VWR International
  • Ardeypharm
  • SnapGene
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Promega
  • SMB Industrieanlagenbau GmbH
  • Merck Millipore
  • Kyrobio
  • Chem21