Team:Missouri Rolla/Attributions

Attributions and Acknowledgments

Missouri S&T iGEM is entirely student-run as a design team under the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center. All lab work is performed by members trained through our Lab Training Program. Our members chose our project with inspiration from Wagenigen UR 2014 and Toulouse 2014, and our wonderful advisors Dr. Katie Shannon and Dr. David Westenberg are always available for advice.

Our lab received generous financial support from the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering departments at Missouri S&T, and Fred Kielhorn. New England BioLabs and Bio Basic provided us with essential lab supplies, and the free DNA from Integrated DNA Technologies formed an integral part of our project this year.

Barbara and Richard Walberg, Darren and Rhonda Yarbrough, Levi Palmer, Melissa Talbott, and Kapila Shubhender graciously contributed to our crowdfunding campaign.

The Crow Lab at Georgia State University kindly offered to test our project on live P. Destructans.

Kurt Studer created the amazing flying Joe Microbe. Kent Gorday created this wiki, while Kira Buckowing and Kent Gorday trained new lab workers in the Spring and Fall semesters.

Ocimene references:
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Leupeptin references:
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O’Donoghue, A.J., Knudsen, G.M., Beekman, C., Perry, J.A., Johnson, A.D., DeRisi, J.L., Craik, C.S. and Bennett, R.J., 2015. Destructin-1 is a collagen-degrading endopeptidase secreted by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of white-nose syndrome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(24), pp.7478-7483.
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