Supervisors

 

Aurore Dupin

Age: 27
Field of Study: Chemistry
Semester: PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I have the name of a French writer. But her secret name. Complicated story.
Role Model: Marie Curie and Michelle Obama
What makes me happy: Correct sequencing results and fluffy bunnies
Why I participate in iGEM: It was so enriching the first time around.

 

Elisabeth Falgenhauer

Age: 25
Field of Study: Biophysics
Semester: 1st year of PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I like to speak in my Bavarian dialect
Role Model:
What makes me happy: Successful experiments in the lab; spending time with my family and my friends
Why I participate in iGEM: To support the team in the labwork and to be part of a team of motivated people who work on a cool project

 

John   Julia

John Henningsen

Age: 24
Field of Study: Physics
Semester: 1st year of PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I can nap at any time of the day.
Role Model: Alan Turing, Clara Immerwahr
What makes me happy: The smell of E. coli in the morning.
Why I participate in iGEM: To work on one cool out of the box project with a group of motivated students.

 

Julia Müller

Position: Team-Mom

Age: 26
Field of Study: PhD in Synthetic Biological Systems (but MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology)
Semester: 2nd year of PhD
University:TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I’m not funny. Sarcasm is serios.
Role Model: Hazel Brugger
What makes me happy: A sunny day on the beach with a good iced chocolate
Why I participate in iGEM: I’m intrigued by the possibilities synthetic biology can give us and I really want to see how far we as a team can go. As I’m coming from a different background, I am happy to pass on my knowledge, but expect to be able to learn a lot during the project as well.

Kilian Vogele   Lukas Aufinger

Kilian Vogele

Age: 25
Field of Study: Biophysics
Semester: 2nd year of PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I have almost 100 board games
Role Model: Jonas Salk
What makes me happy: Testing ideas successful in the lab, candy and board games
Why I participate in iGEM: iGEM is a great opportunity to work in a highly motivated team on a project from scratch at all possible aspects.

 

Lukas Aufinger

Age: 24
Field of Study: Biophysics
Semester: 2nd year of PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I’m Austrian
Role Model: Charles May*
What makes me happy: Error bars, droplets, pasta.
Why I participate in iGEM: I can’t let go.

*fictional character invented by the German author Karl May, who was famous for pretending to have experienced fantastic adventures in the Wild West, without ever being there. What this has to do with iGEM? Don’t know.

Lukas Oesinghaus   Mark Tianhe Wang

Lukas Oesinghaus

Age: 26
Field of Study: Physics
Semester: PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: I like all foods except mushrooms.
Role Model: Diogenes
What makes me happy: Whisky
Why I participate in iGEM: To work on a scientific project in a large team rather than by myself, for once.

 

Mark Tianhe Wang

Age: 26
Field of Study: Synthetic Biology
Semester:  1st year of PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: Two times iGEM experience before (2012, 2016)
Role Model:
What makes me happy: Designing my own biosystem and make it come true, and working in a team
Why I participate in iGEM: Helping and working with young iGEMers, sharing and giving them my own experience and knowledge

Michael Heymann   Sven

Michael Heymann

Age: 35
Field of Study: Biology
Semester: PostDoc
University: Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry

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Fun Fact about me: Tinkers microfluidic chips from any material
Role Model: Calvin and Hobbes
What makes me happy: Ice cream
Why I participate in iGEM: It is a great scientific adventure and exciting to help with turning ideas into reality.

 

Sven Klumpe

Age: 24
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Semester: 4th Master
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: The possibility of experiencing the development of a project from the idea to the implementation, and being able to influence it a lot along the way.
Role Model: Linus Pauling
What makes me happy: Working together with interested and motivated young people and jam sessions!
Why I participate in iGEM: It is incredibly rewarding to see a project evolve from the first idea until the final experiments.

Thomas Frank  

Thomas Frank

Age: 26
Field of Study: Biophysics
Semester: PhD
University: TUM

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Fun Fact about me: Transports human transplant organs as a side job
Role Model: Norman Borlaug
What makes me happy: Good beer on sunny days
Why I participate in iGEM: : I’m interested in the huge amount of fresh ideas that are developed all over the world to tackle current problems.

 
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