Team:RMIT Australia/Team


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We are...


  • Philip Poronnik
  • Leonard Pattenden
  • Florencia Camus
  • Emily Guo


  • Paul Jones - Hons student in Synthetic Biology
  • Damian D'Souza - PhD student in Protein Chemistry


  • Symon Smith: I study biotechnology. I have been fascinated since I first found out about it with the possibilities of synthetic biology. My goal is to become the CEO of a biotechnology company.
  • Ebony Perkins: Former chem eng student now studying biotechnology. Outside science, my main interests are theatre and travelling. Places I've visited include Japan, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
  • Sebastian Ramov: I have participated in iGEM 2009 and it rocked so I am back here again to rock MIT. I believe that with synthetic biology we can revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry and science in general. I cant wait to graduate and enter the work force.
  • Michelle Chayeb: This is my second year in iGEM and I had a great experience from 2009. I am studying pharmaceutical science and am interested in the pharmaceutical industry concerning research and development/design.
  • Danni Kamato: This is my second year in iGEM, really enjoyed the challenge and experience last year, loved working in the lab on something I'm interested in and can't wait to do it over this year.

Where we're from

Our team comes from RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

RMIT University Melbourne

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is one of Australia’s leading educational institutions, producing some of Australia’s most employable graduates.

As an innovative, global university of technology, RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research.

It has built a worldwide reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and research. A vibrant alumni community now stretches across more than 100 countries.

RMIT is also a member of the Australian Technology Network and GU8.

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Melbourne, Australia

There is a lot to love about Melbourne. This sophisticated world city is in the south-eastern corner of mainland Australia.

Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities.

Melbournians love the city's vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.

Melbourne is less than 200 years old and never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.

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