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DTU iGEM team 2014

The 2014 team won a Gold Medal, an Interlab Study Award and the Overgrad Best Part Collection Award for their project 

The PoPS Calculator

Project Description

The Spinach RNA is an aptamer, which can bind to DFHBI to create a fluorophore that resembles GFP in spectral properties. This provides a way to easily quantify RNA concentration and allows promoter activities to be calculated in units Polymerases Per Second (PoPS). The possibility of measuring promoter activity in absolute terms will enable researchers to share and compare results obtained in different labs, and better characterise the function of promoters.

Read more about the project and the team in their wiki at the iGEM homepage.

The Team

Team 2014 posing with their well earned award for the project Biobricks

Anne Pihl Bali
Anne Pihl Bali
Major contributions to the project: Meeting coordinator and streak purification master.

Anne Sofie Lærke Hansen
Anne Sofie Lærke Hansen
Major contributions to the project: Coordination of the fundraising and sponsorships as well as maintaining a sterile environment in the lab.

Caroline Mosbech
Caroline Mosbech
Major contributions to the project; Moviestar and Responsible for preventing the autoclave from exploding.

Kristian Barrett
Kristian Barrett
Major contributions to the project: Making sure the DFHBI is stored properly and lighting up the bunsen burner.

Kristian Jensen
Kristian Jensen
Major contributions to the project: Nanodropping like it's hot.

Mark Thomas Østerlund
Mark Thomas Østerlund
Major contributions to the project: The Wiki.

Rasmus Bech
Rasmus Bech
Major contributions to the project: Diluting things correctly.

Thor Bech Johannesen
Thor Bech Johannesen
Major contributions to the project: The Wiki.

Advisors

Christopher Workman, Associate Professor

Mogens Kilstrup, Associate Professor

Jan Martinusen, Associate Professor

Ali Altintas, PhD Student

Kristian Davidsen, BSc Student

Helen Cook, MSc Student

Hilde Comou, PhD Student

Anne Egholm Pedersen, PhD Student

 

Supervisor

Christopher Workman
Associate Professor
DTU Bioengineering
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