Professor of Molecular Systems Biology, PhD, Head of Laboratory
He is our mentor and major sponsor, lets us use his lab, facilities, equipment, materials in the Institute of Technology of University of Tartu and work under supervision of specialists in the field. All of this huge help inspires us to do all the possible and impossible projects and experiments.
Associate Professor in Molecular Biology, PhD, Programme director of Science & Technology and Bioengineering
She guided the whole project. Moreover, she inspired the team, supplied essential and relevant ideas, and managed all project and team-related matters.
Artemi was invested in the shaping of the project idea, brainstorming, design of the project, planning of experiments, wiki writing. He supervised the wet lab and taught an introductory course.
PhD, postdoctoral training fellow
Mihkel helped us immensely with shaping the project idea, brainstorming, project design and wiki writing.
Research fellow, PhD
Nastassia helped us immensely with planning the project, brainstorming, carrying out successful experiments and academic writing for the article and wiki pages.
Our Lab group spent long working days in the wet-lab during another season. Stepan Strelchenko was in charge of organizing the processes and keeping track of progress. More experienced iGEMers - Dmytro Fedorenko, Viacheslav Kiselev, Avishan Aghayari and Juli Mukhadze in the role of junior instructors helped and shared their tips and tricks gained during the previous year.
To optimize our project, the modeling team studied, constructed, and analyzed different scientific models . The team worked closely with specialists in the field and incorporated their insights into the work. Alexey Nesterovich was responsible for the process and he was assisted by more experienced iGEMers - Tatyana Kan and Mykhailo Lytvynenko as junior instructors.
Public engagement team
The Public Engagement team was in charge of incorporating more people in synthetic biology by organizing and participating in various interactive events, and carrying out workshops for various age groups. Student members Mariia Novoshinskaia and Amina Aliyeva were in charge of guiding the process and they were assisted by Juli Mukhadze as junior instructor.
The Collaboration team was busy establishing contacts with fellow teams, delivered our contribution to various collaborations and initiated some more for other teams to contribute to. Sofiya Babok and Ana Shahpazir were responsible students who managed the process from the team members site and were assisted by Juli Mukhadze as junior instructor.
Human practices team
The Integrated Human Practices team was in charge of researching and analyzing the importance of our project, as well as researching needs and expectations of society. Ekaterina Sedykh was the responsible student who oversaw the procedure from the team members site and assisted by Juli Mukhadze as junior instructor. The team contacted specialists in the field to obtain crucial insights that contributed to the development of our project.
The Fundraising team searched for the companies, in the field of both: biotechnology and non-biotechnology, that would be interested in our product and in sponsoring our project to support our team throughout the season. Ali Zeynalli was the responsible student who managed the process and was assisted by Juli Mukhadze as junior instructor.
The wiki team was where most of the team came together closest, making efforts to present our progress throughout the competition in a decent way. Our coders and junior instructors were Davit Rizhinashvili and Aleksandrs Rebriks, and the main page designer was Dmytro Fedorenko. The group worked hard especially for the last week to make all wiki pages visually appealing containing all the right content and easy to navigate and understand.
Stepan Strelchenko, Karina Kurbanova, Uscinnia Dyn’ko, Juli Mukhadze, Avishan Aghayari, Tatyana Kan, Mykhailo Lytvynenko, Viacheslav Kiselev, Glib Manaiev, Ekaterina Sedykh, Mariia Novoshinskaia, Amina Aliyeva, Eva Savulkina, Levi Tomitšik, Ana Shahpazir, Aytan Rustamova, Adilet Dossymbekov.
Additionally, our team wants to thank for the dedication and input to building and developing our project for iGEM 2021 season Glib Manaiev - the author of the illustrations, Anton Katsuba - determined wet-lab group member, Artur Aleksander Kanošin - author of the translation of hygiene book to Estonian.
We want to thank experts who helped improve our project, without them we wouldn’t improve so far.
Professor Seppo Meri and Dr. Martin Reichhardt being leading researchers on SALSA molecules, provided us with applicable advice.
Dentist Roman Yaremenko, orthodontist Kristiina Samuel, hygienist Konstantin Borzenkov, dentist Darja Babarõkina gave us valuable feedback about dental hygiene.
Liili Abuladze and Jelena Rõbakova helped us improve our surveys.