The Technical Team is probably the most interdisciplinary group of all small groups within our big iGEM team. We usually consist of students unfamiliar to biology. Therefore, it is completely insignificant what kind of prior knowledge someone has. Important are characteristics like a passion for technology and construction.
The main topic is chosen by every group individually, but a focus is on enhancing our iGEM laboratory.
This year we are constructing a digital holographic microscope with a resolution of a few micrometers to obtain a 3D model of smallest structures like bacteria. The task is highly diverse and the interdisciplinarity is of enormous help.
Furthermore we repair a pipetting robot, which has seen better days. For more details on our whole project, check our wiki.