Lethbridge iGEM 2016


We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Andy Hudson for his incredible creativity and innovative spirit. This project has been his brain-child, and his positive influence on the project cannot be understated.

For their assistance in the lab, we would like to thank:

  • Karin Otero
  • Taylor Sheahan (sdAb cloning, EMS sample analysis)
  • Rhys Hakstol
  • Rebecca Jeong
  • Kieran McCormack
  • Graeme Glaister (RNAi project, cloning, etc.)
  • Dr. Senthil Kumar (Bioinformatics)
  • Dr. Andy Hudson

For their assistance with human practices, we would like to thank:

  • Sydnee Calhoun (Ride-along, sampling, interviews, etc.)
  • Taylor Sheahan (Sampling, sample preparation)
  • Keith Aiken (Ride-along, sampling, interviews, etc.)
  • Sage Strobel (Literature review)
  • Dr. Cesar Rodriguez (Advising)
  • Suneet Kharey (Ride-along, sampling, interviews, etc.)
  • Graeme Glaister (Sampling, interviews, etc.)

For their hard work on the media aspects, we would like to thank:

  • Chris Isaac (Wiki design, implementation, bug fixing)
  • Chelsi Harvey (Poster design)
  • Dr. Andy Hudson (Poster design)
  • Courtney McDermott (Visualization, figures, wiki)
  • Amber Beingessner (Visualization, figures)
  • Luka de Haan (Visualization and figures)
  • Emily Wilton (Database)
  • Michael Opyr (Database)

For their excellent advice, we would like to recognize our advisors:

  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden
  • Dr. Brian Dempsey
  • Dr. Cesar Rodriguez
  • Dr. Andy Hudson
  • Graeme Glaister
  • Suneet Kharey

For their time and expertise, we would like to thank:

  • Ward Eggli of the Lethbridge Fire and EMS Department
  • The University of Lethbridge Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Wieden Lab
  • Kothe Lab
  • Our collaborators: Marburg, Bielefeld, and Lethbridge High School

For their generous support of our project, our sponsors:

  • MindFuel
  • Geekstarter
  • Syngenta
  • IDT
  • Geneious
  • Univeristy of Lethbridge
  • Univeristy of Lethbridge Student's Union
  • Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute