On this page, you can find the team's attributions regarding our project.
A general attribution
We would like to thank everyone that made our project a reality. A sturdy, hardworking and harmonious team consisting of our 20 members, alongside our amazing supervisors (Jens, Joel, Stine, Henrik, and Anne Sofie - attributed below) who are all iGEM alumni and are at various stages in their university careers. We would also like to extend our gracious thanks to Mikkel Girke Jørgensen, Simon Rose and Tina Kronborg, who are also attributed below. We have also attributed the many researchers from outside of iGEM, that have allowed our project to become a reality, below.
Anne Sofie Løgstrup HenriksenM.Sc. Biomedicine
Henrik Frederik Bekkevold JohansenM.Sc. Biology and Molecular Biology
Stine Degn EspersenM.Sc. Biology and Molecular Biology
Jens Sivkær PettersenPhD Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Joel Mario Vej NielsenPhD Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Through this huge iGEM project we have had a lot of guidance from our five supervisors. They have helped us though big and small problems. They taught us how to communicate in a large group of different people, to learn the different between good and bad ideas and to have fun while working under pressure. We could not have done it without you. Thank you!
Mikkel Girke JørgensenPh.d. Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Thank you for the help in our research and your ability to keep an open mind. You were always ready to help with new experiments such as, the bacteriophage experiments with knockout and western blot for our GFP construct. Finally, a huge appreciation for hosting and facilitating iGEM at the University of Southern Denmark.
Simon RoseiGEM and RUMM Lab Technician
Thank you for all your help in the laboratory and helping us with all our questions and suggestion to new experiments. You always have an open mind and will find the best solution for our problem – we could not have done it without you.
Tina KronborgAcademic Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Thank you for your financial and structural help and support. You have given us everything we need to make this project possible and we are grateful for all your help.
Jacob Fredegaard Hansen
Master's in Computational Biomedicine, University of Southern Denmark
For our wiki the team needed good pictures. For that, Jacob helped us, and we ended up with very good pictures thanks to his photography talent.
Felix Boel Pedersen
PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
As a former iGEM wiki programmer, Felix helped in the beginning of wiki, so the team were able to code and later in the project with the structure of the wiki.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Southern Denmark
In general, thank you to RUMM. All of you have been so helpful in answering our questions and helping us with new methods. You have also been helpful in providing reagents for our experiments.
José Luis Martinez Ruiz
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Made a guide of how to begin with a new bioreactor and in the end have a start-up company. In this guide, different experiments with optimised ideas were also included.
Niels Wellner and Casper Borgaard
They helped us work out a business plan by recommending different models and analysis that are useful for business start-up.
Firm from DTU
Helped us understand the industry, and different procedures and ways to produce psilocybin, which we used for our ‘proposed implemenation’
Emilie-Martine Sixhøj Jensen
Master’s in Computational Biomedicine, University of Southern Denmark
Showed interest in our 3D print project of our hardware. After an inspirational talk with us, Emilie-Martine offered to print a new version of our hardware on her own 3D printing machine with a better type of printing plastic trying to improve our hardware.
Ole Nørregaard Jensen
M.Sc., Ph.d. Professor, Head of Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Helped in introducing us to RoseTTafold thought the software Robetta. He showed us how to use the programs to simulate our protein folding.
Academic Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Academic Assistant, ATLAS - Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity
Helped prepare our samples for mass spectrometry analysis by teaching us how to freeze dry liquid samples.
Associate Professor emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Assisted in making different models with limiting factors regarding enzyme kinetic. Taught us how to use the software program COPASI to create enzyme kinetic models with mathematical equations.
Rasmus W. Licht
Clinical Professor, Aalborg University Hospital, Department of Clinical Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine. Leader of the Danish department in Compass Pathways’ clinical trials.
Helped with our understanding of the clinical trials and research behind psilocybin being used medically
Morten Ronnenberg Møller
General secretary, The Committee of Depression
Helped with our understanding of depression and provide information to our further work with our project. He also participated in our podcast.
Oliver Rumle Hovmand
Ph.d. student, department of Clinical Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
He helped and provided with information about research and the benefits with the use of psilocybin. He also participated in our podcast.
Head of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at Hans Knöll Institue
He helped us to gain an insight of the fungi, the enzymes and especially psilocybin in their natural habitats/niches (Enzyme kinetics). He validated the use of a CPR with a different origin than cubensis, which all other genes come from except for the chaperones. He helped us to understand what is currently known related to the transport of psilocybin in both bacteria as well as fungi.
Søren Harnow Klausen
Professor & PI Health and Wellbeing Assessment, Health Communication and User Involvement. Department for the Study of Culture
Helped with getting us on the right track/getting us started regarding ethical/philosophical aspect of project
Martin Ejsing Christensen (Etisk Råd)
Special consultant and project manager. Cand. mag., ph.d.
Helped with defining the ethical aspect of project
Rikke Friis Bentzon
Cand.mag.phil.bio. PhD Fellow at the Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies, at the Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen.
She gave us further guidance to narrow down and refine our philosophical part of our project
Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
Clare made us aware of the possibility of cleavage of our GFP constructs with the two transporters Further, she was helpful in identifying the possibility of a western blot to find out if the constructs were cleaved by looking for GFP.
Outreach-coordinator, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Southern Denmark
Coordinated and facilitated the teaching lesson with ATU. She made it possible for us to borrow a laboratory for making the experiments with the ATU students.
The students helped us with testing our compendium with protocols in the laboratory. After being in the laboratory the students came with a lot of positive feedback on our compendium made for further education lessons.
Professor, WSR, University of Southern Denmark
In the beginning of our project Patricia held a workshop with the purpose to make some specific ideas to work on to find the final idea for our project.
Ph.D. Student, DTU
Validated our ideas and syn-bio approach. Gave us feedback on the idea and helped us to understand how far the research on this field has come. For instance, he introduced us to Octarine and helped regarding transport.