Our greatest thanks go, without any doubt, to Dr. Dirk Grimm. His total devotion and dedication, his patience and his ability to take our project to levels that we couldn't even have dreamt of have helped to bring out the best in each of our experiments.
Without Jens Keienburg none of us would have been part of iGEM or would have ever found our inner dancing abilities (that for some of us were deeply hidden). But he believed in us, even after the first disastrous dancing lessons, and made us into the first iGEM team that would also be able to win any cheerleading competition. To offset the effects of our dancing workout, he fed us with pizza whenever possible.
Of course we are also thankful for all the support and the management of the lab.
PhD Christina Raupp, for helping with the planning and conducting of virus production and in vivo experiments.
Clarissa Liesche, who brought us the joy of ELISA, helped us with the measurements and supplied us with everything from enyzmes to energy drinks. It was also a lot of fun exploring and manipulating the wiki with her.
Subgroup leader Joel Beaudouin, who alwys listened and helped us measuring at the flow cytometer, SP2, SP5, epifluorescence...just every measurement.
Kathleen Börner, for her continuous help and scientific and non-scientific support, she was always there to help us with everything we would ask of her, all along the way.
Marina Bechtle was always ready to help us even on a very short notice without any complaints! Special thanks for her help with the flow cytometry measurements.
Paula Gonzalez, who spent hours and hours on the microscope with us and helped us analyzing the fluorescence of thousands of cells.
The modeling subteam would like to thank Dr. Charley Choe for his support, Dr. Rainer König for the nice debate and the suggestion to use neural network, and Nao, Tim and Stephen, from the iGEM 2009 team, whose efforts pointed us in the right direction and give us a nice ground to built on. Thanks to Stephen also for his kind help with the RFCs and part submission.
The website design team would like to thank especially SELFHTML (in German). We wouldn't have been able to create such a wiki, both from the view of graphics and coding, without using this great tutorial glossary. Furthermore, it helped us avoiding many annoying forum trolls who impede any effective search for appropriate problem solutions.
Very much appreciated are, of course, the companies, foundations and the academic sponsors, who believed in our project and sponsored our work.
On a strict personal level, and without ever revealing why, we also have to thank: Nespresso, Ritter Sport (and chocolate in general), Schokakola, the people from Burkina Faso, the dead balloon syndrome, big waterfalls, self-controlled trains, random bacteria who decide to grow up where they shouldn't and contaminate our cell culture, Polish mint-flavoured Vodka, green comfy chairs, table football, explicit hip-hop songs, our mystery coffee buddy, mojitos, tigers, easy-to-strip lab coats, emotional breakdowns in the lab, all of the Harry Potter characters, terrific Mensa food, whoever once forgot to lock the door to the great 7th floor balcony, Bellini...
all of these made iGEM experience... truly unique and unforgettable.