Human Practices Collaborators
Dr. Catherine Anderson from The Future Science Leaders program at Science World for allowing us to present to the bright young students and share our passion for Science with them.
We would like to thank the following experts for sharing their insights regarding releasing synthetic organisms into the wild:
Dr. Allan Carroll, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Forest Sciences, Insect ecologist
Dr. Julian Davies, distinguished Professor Emeritus, UBC Microbiology and Immunology department
Dr. Brian Ellis, Professor, UBC Botany, Land and Food Systems (Plant Science)
Dr. Andre Marziali, director of Engineering Physics, Associate Professor, Biophysics Associate at UBC, Michael Smith Labs, Platform Director of GenomeBC Technology Development
Dr. William Mohn, Professor, UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Dr. Andrew Riseman, Associate Professor, Applied Biology and Plant Breeding
Dr. Hennie J. J. van Vuuren, Professor and Eagles Chair in Food Biotechnology, Director of the Wine Research Centre, Associate Member, Michael Smith Laboratories
Dr. J.P. Heale, Associate Director of the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) at The University of British Columbia.
Dr. Jon Nakane, Engineering Physics Lab Manager and coordinator for the undergraduate robotics course (PHYS 253) at the University of British Columbia.
The Michael Smith Laboratories, particularly the laboratories of Dr. Brian Ellis and Dr. Joerg Bohlmann who hosted us in their laboratory space.
The Education Facilities at the Michael Smith Laboratories who provided us with our laboratory materials & supplies and who hosted a training workshop for our iGEM team.
The UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering who supported our iGEM registration fees.
The UBC Engineering Physics Program who supported our travel to the iGEM Jamboree.
Dr. Antonios Makris from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania's Department of Natural Products and Biotechnology in Greece who gave us the IDI1 and HMG2 (K6R) metabolic genes and related constructs.
Dr. Marc Fischer from the Agron National Institute of Research at the University of Strasbourg, in France, who provided us with the erg20 and erg20-2 metabolic genes.
Dr. Jerry Maedel from UBC Forestry and Adrian Walton from the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for directing us to the sources of the MPB distribution data.