Student Team


 

Ariane Krus

Age: 20
Field of Study: Biology
Semester: 1st Bachelor
University: TUM

 

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Fun Fact about me: I am actually from Bavaria. But nobody believes me.
Role Model: Sophie Scholl
What makes me happy: Dogs of all kinds and shapes!
Why I participate in iGEM: I enjoy the challenge of the scientific discussions and learning about all the innovative ideas.

 

Brigit Tunaj

Age: 21
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 5th Bachelor
University: TUM

 

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Fun Fact about me: I have written plays as a kid and tried to sell them to the theater.
Role Model:
What makes me happy: food and friends
Why I participate in iGEM: I want to work with motivated people on a project, that will make an impact on our society

 

     

Dominic Schwarz

Age: 23
Field of Study: Molecular Biotechnology
Semester: 7th Bachelor
University: (TUM/LMU) TUM

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Fun Fact about me: nobody ever spells my name right
Role Model: my father (yes, still)
What makes me happy: mostly food
Why I participate in iGEM: I want to gain experience in planning and executing a project from the start. Also I enjoy working with qualified people as a Team to produce scientific progress

 

 

Enikö Baligács

Position: Head of Wet-Lab 1

Age: 24
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 1st Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: When you tickle me on the crook of my arm it tickles on my tongue.
Role Model: My Bachelor thesis mentor: Dong-Jiunn Jeffery Truong
What makes me happy: Tea
Why I participate in iGEM: I want to get to know a lot of cool people, that are as well interested in Biochemistry stuff.

     

Franziska Winzig

Age: 18
Field of Study: Biology
Semester: 2nd Bachelor
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I´m always hungry for sweets 😀
Role Model:None
What makes me happy: Sunny weather
Why I participate in iGEM: to collect new experiences, additionally I love teamspirit

 

Johann Brenner

Age: 21
Field of Study: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Semester: 8th Bachelor
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: You can always joke with me at any time of the day, except before my first coffee in the morning
Role Model: Albert Einstein
What makes me happy: These little things, that nobody ever notices, but interact perfectly together
Why I participate in iGEM: To learn from and to work with “pros” in the field of Bioengineering/-chemistry

 
     

Julia Mayer

Age: 24
Field of Study: Bioinformatics
Semester: 3rd Bachelor
University: TUM / LMU

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Fun Fact about me: I actually want to become a mad scientist.
Role Model: Changes constantly, at the moment it is Eric Kandel.
What makes me happy: Taking photos and almost everything around photography.
Why I participate in iGEM: It offers the chance to gain knowledge through learning by doing, while at the same time, enabling creative freedom.

 
 

Katie Wong

Age: 22
Field of Study: Biology
Semester: 1st Master
University: LMU

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Fun Fact about me: I am passionate about baking and making dessert, and my signature dessert is macarons especially in chocolate flavour!
Role Model: Charles Darwin
What makes me happy: Spending time with my dog
Why I participate in iGEM: It’s cool to have innovative scientific research started from all the beginning with a team fighting for the same goal.

 
     

Kateryna Neishsalo

Age: 20
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 3rd Bachelor
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: My name in translation from Ukrainian means: do not eat salo (salo is a traditional Slavic food consisting of cured slabs of fatback or pork belly)
Role Model: Elon Musk
What makes me happy: doing something good for other people
Why I participate in iGEM: Because iGEM is about being creative, having real lab experience, working with motivated people and making the world better.

  
 

Keno Eilers

Position: Wet-Lab3

Age: 26
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 1st Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: “Eier, wir brauchen Eier!“
Role Model: As a kid: Oliver Kahn
What makes me happy: A good steak or football
Why I participate in iGEM: To work with different people from different origins on self-decided project

 
     

Nils O’Brien

Position: Team-Organization, Wet-Lab 3

Age: 21
Field of Study: Nutrition and Biomedicine
Semester: 2nd Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: Of Irish descent
Role Model: Elon Musk
What makes me happy: Music and good wine
Why I participate in iGEM: To contribute to building up a project from scratch and to learn cool stuff from cool people

 
 

Quirin Emslander

Position: Leader Wet-Lab 3, Head of Meet-Up Organisation

Age: 24
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 2nd Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I googled my role model
Role Model: Robert Edwards
What makes me happy: good company and food
Why I participate in iGEM: To work interdisciplinary in at diverse team

 
 

Rita Olenchuk

Position: Meet-Up Organisation, Bioinformatics

Age: 21
Field of Study: Bioinformatics
Semester: 5th Bachelor
University: TUM + LMU

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Fun Fact about me: Wanted to study architecture.
Role Model: Margaret Dayhoff
What makes me happy: Getting code to finally work.
Why I participate in iGEM: Because I want to be involved in development of new technologies and research practicies in such a heterogeneous team.

 

Sophie Kurzbach

Age: 24
Field of Study: Biology
Semester: 1st Master
University: LMU

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Fun Fact about me: I have been vegetarian for years but when I went to Central America once I freaked out eating meat 3x per day. Back home, it stopped immediately.
Role Model: Monks
What makes me happy: Trips from the crowded city into the nature. Drifting away by listening to an amazing concert.
Why I participate in iGEM: It is a great opportunity to experience the whole process of your own project working with awesome people.

 
     

Sophie v. Schönberg

Position: Head of Wetlab 2

Age: 24
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 1st Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: my actual last name is ‘von Schönberg-Roth-Schönberg’ and doesn’t fit onto my ID in normal font size
Role Model: Sophie Scholl
What makes me happy: Mountains
Why I participate in iGEM: I think it’s a great chance to work on a exciting project with lots of different people from different fields of study.

  
 

Yunfei Long (Evan)

Position: Head of Design

Age: 25
Field of Study: Industrial Design, Human Factors Engineering
Semester: 3rd Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I talk in my sleep every night.
Role Model: Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla
What makes me happy: Singing
Why I participate in iGEM: Experience in Bio-World. I believe that it will change the world.

 
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