Team:Macquarie Australia/Team


Macquarie University IGM

Who we are

We are team Macquarie University. This is the first time that we have entered IGEM. Our team is made up of interdisciplinary expert advisors and undergraduate students.Read more about the team by clicking on the 'About us' tab on the left hand side of this page!


  • Professor Nicki Packer: the logistics, administration and finances manager
  • Dr Louise Brown: Leader of the pack!
  • Associate Professor Robert Willows: The creative brain behind the whole project.
  • Professor Helena Nevalainen : the head of Chemistry and Biolomolecular Sciences
  • Professor Ian Paulsen: the molecular, biology and genomics expert
  • Professor Michael Gillings : molecular techniques expert
  • Karl Hassan: The man taking the team to MIT!!!
  • Manish K Sharma : Our wiki savior and expert!!
  • Students:

  • Yagiz Alp Aksoy: Our fearless leader! Will be representing the team at MIT!
  • Hilal Varinli: Our DNA extraction extraordinaire and lovely lab lady! Will be representing the team at MIT!
  • Jo Hare: Our wiki helper and results collator, can pour a mean agarose gel! Will be representing the team at MIT!
  • Olga Ibrahim: Our Wiki chief and professional pippetter and our wannabe photographer! Will be representing the team at MIT!
  • Katie Mackenzie: Our PCR programmer!
  • Sangeev Sabthirasegaram : our scientific term researcher man!