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Team Organization

The 2010 Team is made up of nine student from both Life Science & Technology (LST) and Mathematics & Computer Science (EEMCS). Together with 3 supervisors we worked throughout the summer in the Enzymology Lab of the Kluyver Laboratory at the TU Delft.

In March 2010 we started with brainstorming on our project. It lasted untill May before we finally choose our topic and started designing our ''Genetically Engineered Machine''.

The members of the TU Delft team carry a broad range of multidisciplinary assets, but it should be noted that there is a large focus on wet lab work, due to the large number of students from Life Science and Technology. This study is collaboration of two top universities in the Netherlands, the Leiden University (molecular genetics and medicine) and the Technical University of Delft ((bio-)chemical and process engineering), combining fundamental research and applied sciences.

Our goal

Of course we will try to win the competition. But at the same time we would like to increase the awareness of Synthetic Biology among the general public and the academic community. We discuss this extensively on our Education and Safety pages.

Meet the Team

Team Organization

Already early on in the project the several managerial tasks were devided among the team members. And right after we came up with our project topic, sub teams were formed for each section. By doing so everyone got the chance to use their experience while learning from eachother.

Get to know us

Name Position Task Sub Project
Mathias Voges Student Alkane Degradation
Kira Schipper Student Organizational manager Alkane Degradation
Nadine Bongaerts Student PR & Fund-raising Hydrocarbon Sensing
Luke Bergwerff Student Ethics & Safety Modeling
Hugo Cueto Rojas Student Salt & Solvent Tolerance
Pieter van Boheemen Student Fund-raising & Finance Emulsifier
Jelmer Cnossen Student Modeling
Eva Brinkman Student Lab Manager & PR Emulsifier
Ramon van der Valk Student Salt & Solvent Tolerance
Aljoscha Wahl Supervisor
Alessandro Abate Supervisor
Esengül Yildirim Supervisor


Dwight Eisenhower already knew that plans are nothing; planning is everything. Especially concidering the little time in which the iGEM project has to be completed, a rough planning was adopted right from the start. We divided the project into three phases:

  1. Ready? - Brainstorming phase
    The team members get to know each other, get a working knowledge of each other’s topic and start generating ideas.
  2. Get set... - Design phase
    The students define the biological design which they want to carry out, together with the project specifications.
  3. Action! - Full time work
    The (wet-lab) realization of the system and the evaluation of its performance.

Later on this resulted in the following planning:

Curious on how this all worked out? Check out our Project Timeline!