Why do we need sponsors?Previous iGEM teams accomplished prestigious results within the iGEM competition. We would like to continue this success by performing research of high quality and creating awareness about the positive effects of synthetic biology. On the road to organize and realize our ideas, we are faced with lab costs, fees for experts, travel costs, and costs for promotion material. As a student project, we have a limited budget and resources. In order to cover the costs generated by participating in the iGEM competition and performing our research, we rely on the contribution of sponsors.
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Delft University of Technology
TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century. This is done by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research, which is acknowledged as world-class; by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society; and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations with both economic and social value.
Department of Biotechnology
The Department of Biotechnology engages in internationally leading, groundbreaking research and education programs in industrial and environmental biotechnology. The Department of Biotechnology covers the fields of biocatalysis, bioprocess engineering, cell systems engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial microbiology, and biotechnology and society, thereby combining fundamental research, engineering, and design. These fields are all directed toward biotechnological process innovations. BT has provided our team with laboratory space, supplies, and technical support.
The Department of Bionanoscience (BN) focuses on the fundamental understanding of biological processes, from the level of single molecules to the full complexity of living cells. This research provides a fascinating insight into the molecular mechanisms that lead to cellular function. The department features a strongly multidisciplinary and international team of scientists, whose research areas include single-molecule biophysics, synthetic biology, as well as (quantitative) cell biology. BN has provided our team with laboratory space, supplies and an exceptional supervisory team.