Human Practices

,,How can society influence our project and how can our project influence society?”

We have been in contact with these people who have helped greatly to shape our project to where we are now!

Doping lecture

June 4, 2018

Doping lecture

The TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute organize an course about special topics in sports  engineering. One of these lectures in this course was about the development and ethics in sport. This lecture gave insight in the impact of the use of doping in sports in terms of prestation and the different options of doping. This…

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Meeting the Dutch Doping Authority

June 4, 2018

Meeting the Dutch Doping Authority

In the beginning of June, we met Olivier de Hon who represents the Dutch Doping Authority. Olivier gave us insight in the current doping tests and design requirements for doping detection methods. The most important design requirement is that the method may not have any false positives. It is better to  not catch somebody who…

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Sport Lunch presentation

June 1, 2018

Sport Lunch presentation

The TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute organizes once per month a lunch to present new developments in sport. Everybody who is doing research in sports or is interested in research in sports is welcome to come to attend the presentations and meet each other. We as iGEM Team were also invited to present our plans…

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Dutch Biotechnology congress (NBC)

May 22, 2018

Dutch Biotechnology congress (NBC)

The Dutch Biotechnology congress (NBC) takes place every year. The NBC is organised by the professional association for applied life sciences. We got the opportunity to present our ideas to a group of professors, postdocs and PhD candidates. On the poster marked we got feedback on our ideas from professionals in the applied life sciences….

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Gene Doping theme meeting by Netherlands Society of Motility Sciences (VvBN)

May 17, 2018

Gene Doping theme meeting by Netherlands Society of Motility Sciences (VvBN)

The VvBN held a talk with the title “Doping in Sport: legal or illegal?”. Three different speakers presented three different aspects of doping usage in sport. The first speaker, Dr. Paul Dimeo presented the challenges of fighting doping usage and argued various downfalls of the current anti-doping laws. Also, he offered a number of suggestions…

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Talk with prof. Ellen van der Schoot

April 30, 2018

Talk with prof. Ellen van der Schoot

The first step in the detection of gene doping in athletes is purify cell free DNA from the blood. For the blood bank, Sanquin this purification is almost routine work. To learn how the purification and detection of little amounts of abnormal DNA works, we visited the group of experimental immunohematology. We spoke to different…

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Delft Bioengineering Institute Kick-off

March 27, 2018

Delft Bioengineering Institute Kick-off

The Bioengineering Institute kick-off demonstrated the relevance of next generation sequencing, as well as the impression of our topic. The main speaker at the event was Clive Brown, Chief Technology Officer at Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT). During his presentation, he explained exactly how nanopore sequencing works, the latest advancement in their technology platform, and current…

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Talk with Oxford Nanopore Technologies

March 8, 2018

Talk with Oxford Nanopore Technologies

In this video conference, we got the chance to speak to Angelica Vittori, Gerard Coyne and Alina Ham from Oxford Nanopore Technologies. These technical application/support specialists could give us sufficient insight in how pore sequencing platforms operate. This insight motivated us to change from a pore-blocking approach towards a targeted sequencing-based approach.

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Conversation with Prof. Dr. Hidde Haisma

February 15, 2018

Conversation with Prof. Dr. Hidde Haisma

This conversation demonstrated the relevance of gene doping research. As a credited WADA board member for research on gene doping, Hidde Haisma introduced us to the current state of research and explained us his findings on gene doping so far, but especially also the challenges research faces. This was very relevant information for us, needed…

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