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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Our sponsors

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 towards biotechnological process innovations.

Bionanoscience Department

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.

Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences’ main ambition is to contribute to resolving the major social challenges of our time through its teaching and research. These challenges include a secure, safe, clean and efficient energy supply, health (e.g. effective medicines), security of food supply, green economy/bio-economy, safety and security (also in terms of information transfer) and innovation. The faculty aims to be among the best in the world in a number of research areas.


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Delft Bioengineering Institute

The virtual TU Delft Bioengineering Institute strengthens the campus-wide collaboration of scientists who are engineering solutions in, with or for biology, links them with external partners, and increases the visibility of the Delft University of Technology as a major partner in the international bioengineering arena.

Erasmus MC

The Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is the largest and one of the most authoritative scientific University Medical Centers in Europe. It is committed to a healthy population and excellence in health care through research and education. Through joint educational programmes, such as Nanobiology, the Erasmus MC encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and thinking outside the box to better understand the complexity of life and solve medical problems of today for the benefit of tomorrow’s healthcare.


SkylineDx is driven by research and development in the field of molecular diagnostics. We are determined to empower innovative and personalized treatment of various diseases. To enable this, we are building a comprehensive range of world class diagnostic solutions on the cutting edge of technology and genomics


Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to develop technologies that improve and enhance life—from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. The life science business’ purpose is to solve the toughest problems in the industry by collaborating with the global scientific community. With a broad portfolio of more than 300,000 products for protein research, cell biology and chemical-based and biopharmaceuticals, the business covers the bioprocessing value chain.


SnapGene is the first molecular biology software that is easier to use than pen and paper. Now every DNA construct made in our lab can be documented in a rich electronic format. Thanks to the free SnapGene Viewer, the files can be shared with our colleagues around the world!