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Team:Stockholm/Attributions

Attributions & Acknowledgments

In this year's project, the iGEM Stockholm team has designed and conducted experiments independently from other projects and all work displayed on our wiki was done by the members of the team. However, with this attributions page, the iGEM Stockholm team of 2016 would like to thank the supervisors, advisors, sponsors and everyone else involved, supporting and guiding us throughout the project with their experience and expertise within a broad range of life-science fields. The realisation of this endeavor would not have been possible without them. We would also like to thank Spiber Technologies for making synthetically produced spider silk accessible to us, an important and generous gift to this project.

Supervisors

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Assistant Professor Johan Rockberg, Primary PI Antibody Technology and Directed Evolution KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Assistant Professor Teresa Frisan, Secondary PI Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Karolinska Institutet

Advisors

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Professor Ute Römling Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) Karolinska Institutet
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Associate Professor My Hedhammar Protein-based materials KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Spiber Technologies
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Researcher Kristina Westerlund Division of Protein Technology KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

Universities

Thanks to

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology and especially the School of Biotechnology for the BSL-I lab at AlbaNova University Center, the Stockholm Centre for Physics, Astronomy and Biotechnology, and for supporting us financially. The sponsorship made it possible for us to travel to Boston and attend the giant Jamboree.
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Karolinska Institutet for the BSL-II lab at the Department Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), and for supporting us financially by paying the iGEM team registration fee, realising the participation in the competition.

Also thanks to all people working in and around the labs at both AlbaNova and MTC for showing interest in our project and supporting us.

Special thanks to

Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao, Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, for introducing and providing us with the fully equipped BSL-I lab at AlbaNova University Center. She trusted us with the responsibility of the lab and generously provided us with a wide range of consumables and chemicals.

Benjamin Andrew Libberton, Postdoc at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, for sharing his expertise in Staphylococcus aureus and providing us with the Staphylococcus aureus strains used in this project. Thanks to this gift we were able to grow biofilms to perform a wide range of tests for the function of our produced proteins.

Vincent O. Rotimi, Professor at Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Jabriya, for sharing his thoughts on antibiotic resistance, alternative therapeutic options, containing infectious outbreaks and how SMITE could potentially be clinically applicable for diabetic foot wounds in the microbiology department.

Caroline Dahl, Head of Innovation & Research and Founder at Ortrud Medical, for mentoring us both in our research and funding, inspiring us and giving us tools in the search of funding. Also for participating in the Nordic iGEM Conference 2016 as one of the judges in the mini-Jamboree, evaluating the projects presented by the teams with the iGEM Headquarter requirements as guidelines.

Annika Cimdins, Postdoc at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, for granting us access to the BSL-II lab at MTC and for helping us with the administrative work regarding the lab. She also educated the team members working at MTC regarding the safety of working in a BSL-II lab.

Steffen Robert Eickhardt-Dalbøge, Postdoc at University of Copenhagen, for advising us in biofilm modeling. With his invaluable guidance we found a model to best simulate a wound dressing in vitro.

Marko Ahteensuu, Collegium Researcher at University of Turku, Finland, for preparing and holding the workshop about ethical challenges in synthetic biology at the Nordic iGEM Conference 2016. He encouraged us to consider new aspects of ethics in our project through many interesting discussions.

Barbro Fröding, Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, for guiding us in the preparation of the workshop in Synthetic Biology Ethics at the Nordic iGEM Conference 2016 and together with Marko Ahteensuu discussing ethics of synthetic biology, giving us new perspectives of our work.

Vinoo Selvarajah, Assistant Director of the Registry at iGEM Headquarters, for attending the Nordic iGEM Conference 2016 representing the iGEM Headquarters and showing interest and enthusiasm for the event. He inspired by sharing and explaining the values of iGEM as a competition as well as an organisation.

Adekunle Adekile, Professor at Kuwait University, for guiding us in our research of effective proteins against biofilms and bacterial cells. With his expertise we were able to narrow down the search for potential proteins and optimize the selection.

Felix Richter, Max Karlander, Hugi Ásgeirsson, Sara Wideman and Manon Richard, team members of iGEM Stockholm 2015, for introducing the concept of iGEM and for invaluable support in every part of the project from practical lab work to team organization. They also helped in planning and executing the Nordic iGEM Conference 2016, making it a memorable experience.

Sina Amoor Pour, at Stockholm Makerspace, for supporting us in the planning and execution of our workshops for our Human Practices work. Also for showing interest in and promoting our project, and helping in establishing a collaboration between iGEM Stockholm and the Makerspace movement in Stockholm.

Stefan Åhman, system developer at ApoEx AB, for showing interest and helping us with the wiki design and programming.

Ronnie Jansson, Researcher at Spiber Technologies, for supporting us in the wet lab and giving us valuable advices during team meetings.

Also thanks to

Erik Frisk, Hanna Norbäck, Oskar Gustafsson, Jonas Fuks, André Berggren, and Khaled Buz, at Stockholm Makerspace.


iGEM Stockholm is sponsored by
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