Team:Freiburg Software/Team/Collaboration


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Collaboration with the Freiburg_Bioware team

Since our university has two teams participating at iGEM this year our collaboration partner was quickly found. The Bioware team asked us to help them make a sponsoring Website to collect funds for our two projects. Over the time we got to know the members of the Bioware team, because we were working in the same place: While the Bioware team worked in a lab we were sitting in the associated kitchen and common room working on our code.
We got to be friends and hang out together in the evenings. Free time activities were e.g. the canoeing tour on the river Rhine or the BBQ on the top of the biology building.
Since the Bioware team took care about the sponsoring for both of our teams, they spared our small team a lot of work and we could concentrate better on our work.

The primer designer program

In the middle of the project we were asked to create a program for primer design. Until then they were using a spread-sheet calculation program to find primers. A primer designer could be a good tool for our wave, we thought, so we implemented it in the wave and the Bioware team used it to find primers for their PCRs. When the complexity of the wave project became bigger, we needed help from potential users. The Bioware team answered all our questions and gave us proposals to improve the program outputs. Time is running fast and the jamboree is close. Luckily, our hotel and flights were booked by the Bioware team.