iGEM Team der TU Darmstadt 2012
Studies: PhD Student Biology
I was particularly interested in the idea of iGEM, because it gives young scientists the opportunity to prove themselves in an extensive research project. The topic of our team captures the spirit of the time, since it deals with current problems of waste disposal and environmental protection.
I would like our team to show a positive contribution, and want to play my part in it. Therefore, I organize the team's website and try to give it a platform that provides a lively exchange of ideas among us and supplies the public with comprehensive information about our project.
Studies: M.Sc. Biomolecular engineering – Systemsbiology-
Name is Henrik Cordes and for the TU_Darmstadt iGEM-Team in 2012 i'm responsible to keep the golden thread. So my main tasks are the coordination and organization of our team and also the recruitment of new team mates, outsourcing and merging of project parts. I'll contribute to our project with metabolic network simulations and do presentations and communication of our results.
Back in 2009 my fellow students and i tried to start an iGEM Team but, didn't reach the “cirtical mass” to get things started. But it's all water under the bridge now! and we know participate.
See you at the jamborees!
Studies: Biomolecular Engineering, 1. Semester M.Sc.
Why iGEM: Why not?! iGem is a good possibility to realize a project without any thematically overlapping with the work of any member of the university. That's the reason why I work in this great iGEM team.
Studies: Environmental Engineering
Why did I join the iGEM Team? Because I believe in it! There are many people who believe that some things are not possible, until someone refutes it. And this is precisely where the iGEM team of the TU Darmstadt comes into play. As an environmental engineering scientist, in the Department of Wastewater Technology, I am particularly interested in the versatility of the results from the engineered microorganism. Why do I care? It's interesting to see if I can apply the results of our cooperation to future work. Perhaps the microorganism PETer will serve as a further purification step in wastewater recycling. Vision or imminent reality? We will see!
In 2010 Sascha completed his education to a stated recognized biological technical assistant. This education motivated him so much that he strove for studies in the biological sciences. He has already studied bimolecular engineering at the technical university Darmstadt for 4 semesters now. For the first time Sascha became aware of the iGEM competition in 2009. He was filled with enthusiasm by the basic idea of the competition. Since then he wanted to join the contest.
Sascha take responsibility for the metabolic engineering during our project. He expects an interesting summer. Moreover, he hopes to learn many new things about synthetic biology. Besides a successful participation Sascha wants to establish many international contacts.
Maximilian Rudolf Heumüller
Study: Bachelor of Biology (5. semester)
Hobby: all about my motorcycle / Photografie / running
Why iGEM: The challange to make own ideas happen / working as a team to achieve aims and have fund doing so
Studies: Chemistry 7th Semester
When I first heared of iGem and the project of the TU Darmstadt team, there was no problem in convincing me to swap my sleep and spare time for working in the lab. Especially because in my oppinion, as an undergraduate, one should take this unique chance of working independently on a project of such environmental pertinence.
Field of study: Biology 4. Semester
Why iGEM? I heard about iGem in the magazin „Spektrum der Wissenschaft“ way before my actual studys in biologie. I was like: „What? A competition for students where the goal is be creativ and professional on genetic engineering? Everything is possible from E.coli with the aroma of banana to cancer-killing terminatorcells? I gotta join!“ As soon as I heard that a group of students on the TU-Darmstadt venture on to participate I just had to join the team.
Jonas v. Irmer
Studies: B. Sc. Chemistry 4th semester
Being part of team working on a global ecological and economical problem, contribute to interdisciplinary research at a early point of my studies and maybe presenting our results on an international level excites me. I hope to support my team with my interests in organic and polymer chemistry as well as material sciences and spektroscopy.
Studies: Environmental Engineering
In my studies I was always interested in interdisciplinary research and I already participated in several interdisciplinary projects. The theme of the iGEM project was particularly interesting for me because I can link it to my main subject in the study and I can contribute to the solution of the disposal problem of PET.
My name is Sven Jager I am a Biomolecular Engineer in the first year (M.Sc).
IGEM is the chance to solve a global problem with methods of the synthetic biology. I am looking forward to meet young scientists from all over the world and make many new experiences. In our team I lead the group simulation and modeling. Our vision is to help and improve experimental research with theoretical computational methods.
Studies: B. Sc. Biomolecular Engineering, 5. Semester
Why did I join the iGEM team?
There are great people on the team, we’ve got an interesting topic, so no reason not to join in. I also liked the opportunity of finally doing my own research and working without only the prospect of good grades. iGEM is a true challenge where lots of interesting fields of work collide and you can learn a lot while having fun. I’m really looking forward to when we can get started!
Education: M.Sc. Biomolecular Engineering
Task: Funding, Human Practice
It is the first time, that the TU Darmstadt compete in the iGEM competition and it is an honor for me to be a part of it. During my education I am interested in the structure of proteins and their interactions. Our knowledge of structure and its function of proteins can be used to engineer new applications for a better world. iGEM is so far a platform to use this knowledge in our project before we get into the world of work. Combination of science, teamwork and individual initiative leads me to come to the iGEM. I hope we can convince the European and the American Jury of our ambitious project. We will see us at the Jamborees!
Studies: Biomolecular Engineering, 4th semester
About iGEM I was told by some fellow students and I was immediately excited. I always wanted to solve practical problems and I am convinced about the potential of synthetic biology to make the world a better place. If we succeed in creating something meaningful and learn a bit, then I'll be pleased.
Who am I?
Hi, my name is Renè. I'm 22 years old and studying Biomolecular Engineering at the TU Darmstadt in the third/fourth semester. I graduated at the Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium near Aschaffenburg, where chemistry and sport were my majors. There I also joined the youth science competition „Jugend forscht“.
Why I attend the iGEM and what I am demanding:
Because the iGEM has its core area in my own interests of science, it immediately drew my attention, after hearing about. In the first instance my aims are to make a solid and succesful project while having a lot of fun and learning. Furthermore I want to meet the youth of the scientific world and its projects for the competition. I hope, achieving many exprience of life, which I usually wouldn't obtain.
my name is Arne Wehling. I am studying Biomolecular Engineering – molecular Biotechnology at the Technical University Darmstadt, this summer in my 4. semester.
Being a part of my university's first iGEM-Team means a lot to me and is a great honor. In Regard to the iGEM-competition's huge dimension i'm expecting to experience a kind of internationality like never before.
The way i see it, our chances are quite good because we are motivated and very well connected. I am looking forward to compete with other universities around the globe.
In my spare time i like doing fitness and boxing. Beside of my studies, my friends and I are committed to a self-founded student group called “Junior GBM Darmstadt”. It is a junior group of Germany's biggest society for biochemistry and molecular biology (the GBM), and serves as a platform for youngs scientists in order to invite exciting scientific speakers or to plan excursions to interesting companies or institutes. Our aim is to get the students closer to science and profession.
See you at the jamborees, best wishes your Arne Wehling.
Studies: M.Sc.Chemie, 2. semester
Due to the fact, that i am interested at current research all the time, i knew i will join the TUD-iGEM-team. Such a diversified project gives everyone a chance to be a part of it. As i am interested in biochemical synthesis and chemical- and surface-analysis, this is a good basic for a successfull work at the TUD-iGEM-team.