# Sponsors *Without the aid of our wonderful sponsors we would not have been able to do what we did. We have immense gratitude to each and every one of them. * ### Lomonosov Moscow State University ~|| MSU, our alma mater, is the first Russian University founded in 1755 on the initiative of Mikhail Lomonosov, an outstanding scientist of the Enlightenment, whose unsettled encyclopedic mind and energy gave the inner impetus to the project.the largest classical university in Russia, where more than 45 thousand people from all regions of the country study (in various forms of study). | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/1/11/T--LMSU--SpLMSU.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpLMSU.jpeg] || MSU has 40 faculties (21 faculties have been created over the past 20 years), 15 research institutes, about 750 departments, departments and laboratories, a Medical research and educational center, a Scientific Library, 4 museums, a Botanical Garden, a Science Cluster. MSU implements 228 basic educational programs of higher education. > We would like to thank the Biological and Biotechnological Faculties for the informational and material support of the ASCEND project, providing access to scientific articles and consultations with leading specialists ### IBCh RAS ~|| IBCh RAS is a leader in conducting fundamental and innovation-oriented research in the fields of molecular, structural and cellular biology, bioorganic chemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, cellular technologies (including reprogramming of T cells, designing vectors for targeted drug delivery), molecular foundations of lifetime bioimaging, genome editing, bioinformatics, etc. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/5/50/T--LMSU--SpIBCh.jpeg/123px-T--LMSU--SpIBCh.jpeg] || > We would like to express our special gratitude to the Department of Metabolism and Redox Biology for providing reagents and equipment, as well as important tips and solutions ### IPPRAS ~|| The Institute provided all the necessary equipment and consumables throughout the project. Thanks to the institute, we managed to grow our own culture of Arthrospira platensis and plan the sequencing of the complete microalgae genome. The Microalgae Ecophysiology laboratory provided us with a place to work in, reagents, bioreactors, primers and genetic engineering kits. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/9/90/T--LMSU--SpIPPRAS.jpeg] || > Thank you for your valuable advice and support! ### Helicon — *Official Sponsor of iGEM Team LMSU Helicon Company LLC.* ~|| HELICON COMPANY, LLC is one of the leading suppliers of molecular and cell biology lab equipment, reagents and consumables for scientific labs and applied markets throughout Russia since 1997. The focus of the company is the quick introduction of newly developed methods into Russian laboratory practice. With its first-class service, reliability and excellent qualification of the staff, HELICON is the right partner to choose – whether you are building up a new laboratory, implementing a new method in your daily routine work or if you just don't want to worry about the delivery of your favorite reagents.| ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/3/36/T--LMSU--SpHelicon.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpHelicon.jpeg] || Besides being a distributor of more than 40 global brands, such as Bio-Rad, Beckman Coulter, QIAGEN, MGI, Eppendorf, Fluidigm, BMGLabtech, Merck, SSI, etc., HELICON COMPANY manufactures its own products: equipment, consumables and accessories for vertical and horizontal electrophoresis, gel- documentation systems, racks for tubes and dispensers, etc. Regional offices in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg help in serving science rapidly and accurately across all Russia. > iGEM LMSU team thanks Helicon for their material and financial support, and, also faith in us from the very beginning of the project! ### Evrogen ~|| Evrogen (Russian Federation) is an innovation-driven company founded by scientists dedicated to making successful ideas widely available as efficient products and services for life science research. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/b/b3/T--LMSU--SpEvrogen.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpEvrogen.jpeg] || Established in 2000 and constantly developing, Evrogen invents, develops and offers novel technologies and means in the field of molecular and cell biology, as - Family of red fluorescent proteins; - Subtractive DNA hybridization; - Step-out RACE; - Normalization of cDNA. Eurogen today is not only unique developments, but also solutions widely used to perform routine tasks in scientific laboratories, biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies. Scientists ourselves, we aim at maintaining quality and efficiency of our solutions. We aspire to provide all our expertise to meet customer needs. Evrogen uses proven biotechnological approaches as well as novel proprietary to deliver reliable, reproducible results. > iGEM LMSU team thanks the Evrogen company for their supplement with chemical reagents and materials! ### Qiagen — *Official Sponsor of iGEM LMSU Team QIAGEN company.* ~|| QIAGEN serves more than 500,000 customers around the globe, all seeking insights from the building blocks of life – DNA, RNA and proteins. We deliver Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing, propelling QIAGEN customers from start to finish to unlock new insights. This is how QIAGEN makes improvements in life possible. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/6/60/T--LMSU--SpQIAGEN.jpeg/281px-T--LMSU--SpQIAGEN.jpeg] || Doctors look to QIAGEN's solutions to diagnose diseases and gain precise insights for better treatment decisions. Researchers rely on company's cutting-edge expertise to conquer scientific frontiers and translate genomic insights into new medi¬cines. Forensic investigators, veterinarians and food safety labs depend on QIAGEN's applied technologies. Today some 4,700 QIAGEN employees, based in more than 25 countries, provide expertise and service to customers nearly everywhere. These people share a collaborative, truly global culture – plus a commitment to making improvements in life possible. As a public company listed on the New York Stock and Frankfurt Prime Standard exchanges, QIAGEN embraces transparency, accountability and good corporate governance. > iGEM LMSU Team thanks QIAGEN for support! ### Skygen ~|| Founded in 2012, SkyGen was established with a vision to improve the Russian and CIS researcher experience by making researchers jobs more comfortable and efficient, celebrating their research successes, and standing up for their needs. For more than six years, SkyGen has been providing more than 3000 Russian and CIS labs with plenty of life science equipment and reagents. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/2/28/T--LMSU--SpSkyGen.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpSkyGen.jpeg] || > We express our most honest thanks to the SkyGen company! ### IDT ~|| Integrated DNA Technologies is one of the largest manufacturers of oligonucleotides in the world, offering also solutions in genome editing, gene synthesis and sequencing. IDT is a reliable partner for oligo-synthesis and, thanks to its vast expertise and experience, delivers a high-quality product in record time. Many of our cloning and sequencing primers were synthesized by them and without their help, this project would not have been possible. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/7/7d/T--LMSU--SpIDT.jpeg] || > iGEM LMSU team thanks Integrated DNA Technologies for their aid! ### Snapgene ~|| SnapGene, an iGEM 2021 partner sponsor, kindly provided licenses to their platform enabling our lab team members to design, visualize and simulate DNA manipulations in silico. The company offers a molecular cloning software tool allowing for the planning, visualization and documentation of everyday molecular biology procedures. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/c/c5/T--LMSU--SpSnapGene.jpeg] || > iGEM LMSU Team thanks QIAGEN for material support! ### Benchling ~|| The Benchling Life Sciences R&D Cloud is an informatics platform to accelerate, measure, and forecast R&D from discovery through bioprocessing. Benchling cloud software enables rapid, iterative development, empowering faster and smarter decision-making, and accelerating the move to labless companies – for the benefit of us all. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/2/24/T--LMSU--SpBenchling.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpBenchling.jpeg] || > iGEM LMSU Team thanks Benchling for support! ### Cloning Facility ~|| Cloning Facility is a Russian biotechnology company established in 2018 by scientists from IBCh RAS and Imperial College London Ilya Yampolsky, Alexander Mishin and Karen Sarkisyan. The company conducts its own research and develops new technologies in the field of genetic engineering. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/e/ea/T--LMSU--SpCloningFacility.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpCloningFacility.jpeg.png] || > iGEM LMSU Team thanks Cloning Facility for gene synthesis and support! ### New England Biolabs ~|| New England Biolabs provides enzymes and a wide array of essential buffers, as well as solutions supporting genome editing, synthetic biology and NGS for life sciences applications to many labs around the world. As an industry leader, NEB has become one of the best suppliers for kits and enzymatic assays. We would like to thank them for their products, as their enzymes played a central part in our experiments and their kits and assays were important benchmarks. | ![https://static.igem.org/mediawiki/2021/thumb/d/df/T--LMSU--SpNEB.jpeg/320px-T--LMSU--SpNEB.jpeg] || > iGEM LMSU Team thanks NEB for material support!