iGEM 2011 HKUST team is composed of 29 undergraduate members, 10 advisors, and 3 instructors. Together, we have gone through successes, setbacks, and precious moments as a team to beget the E. trojan.
The project, starting from the proposal of its topic to its implementation and finalization, is carried out independently by the team members. Our instructors and advisors, however, have provided us with great technical support and invaluable experience sharing. Without them, there is no way the project could reach its current state. Right now, we have submitted eight BioBrick parts, one of which has been characterized and also a new plasmid vector. All of them were designed and constructed through a great collaborative effort by our team members.
Laboratory work apart, our Human Practice Group also held a "Synthetic Biology Workshop" in September and conducted a “Synthetic Biology Survey” for the general public in Hong Kong (mostly alumni and students of HKUST). The questionnaire was disseminated from August to October this year. The lab tour in the workshop was coordinated by our instructor Dr. Jessica TANG. The survey was originated from IDC and Biofaction in Austria [kindly provided by Markus Schmidt, Lei Pei and Wolfgang Kerbe] and was further modified by our human practice team members.
Supports from external parties on data evaluation are documented in details on our Acknowledgements page.
Our members' detailed work distribution is listed as follows:
2 Culture Test
3 Construction and characterization of BioBricks
1 Synthetic Biology Workshop
2 Synthetic Biology Survey
Experiments and Results