Next to all collaborations, we also participated in a partnership with iGEM team BOKU Vienna through the whole project. As iGEM team BOKU Vienna's project also revolves around intestinal disorders, we quickly got in touch to discuss the possibilities of a collaboration. BOKU Vienna is working on the production of a pill containing enzymes that can digest fructan in the intestines, thereby reducing the triggers for irritable bowel syndrome. For more information about the project of Vienna, please check their wiki.
iGEM BOKU Vienna -
After our first online meeting, we decided together to go for a partnership as we had many opportunities to collaborate. Therefore, we planned general and separate meetings with subgroups to determine exactly where we could collaborate on and both profit on. In these meetings, we discovered that we could collaborate together on human practices, lab, modeling, and wiki. We met every two weeks with iGEM team BOKU Vienna to review each other's projects progress and see where we could help each other. For easy communication outside those meetings and for sharing documents, we made a shared Google Drive and Slack together with a Whatsapp group. During the general meetings, we gave tips on how to keep track of the documentation of our wiki. Moreover, we aimed to make our wiki’s easier to follow and ensure a logical structure in our documentation by providing each other with feedback on multiple wiki texts. Additionally, we participated in Vienna's low FODMAP Cookbook collaboration whereas they participated in our lesson plan collaboration. Both can be found on our Collaboration page. Finally, we promoted each other's work on social media and mentioned each other in our end presentation video.