Team Members

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Lisa Büller

Lisa Büller

Team Captain
Lisa's Leadership
Hi, I am Lisa Büller and I am a master student LST. As team captain I am responsible for making sure everyone does their job and keep up the good moral of the team. I see iGEM as a great opportunity to challenge a big science related project, while working with a motivated group of fellow students. I love to take on a good challenge and can be rather competitive, not only in iGEM but also on the hockey field.

 

Lisa's Skills

Preparing Couscous for one hundred people
97%

Occupying Dopey
94%

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Kavish Kohabir

Kavish Kohabir

Executive Secretary & Safety Officer
Kavish's Kingdom
Hey there! My name is Kavish and I fulfill this year’s secretary role, essentially keeping everything structured and organized for my team. I keep track of deadlines, events and all incoming correspondence (including the Hotline!). Furthermore, as Laboratory Safety Officer, I supervise laboratory safety issues involved in our project. So no eating in the lab, but who said something about no music, singing or dancing? This year I will be involved in the science & wetlab team, apart from being humming musician in the lab, I enjoy playing flute and violin in my spare time. (You can always wake me up for food)
Kavish's Skills

Meme generation
over 9000%

Oversleep
95%

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Janine Nijenhuis

Janine Nijenhuis

Finance Manager
Janine's Joy
Hi! My name is Janine, and I’m now a second year LST Master. This year I’m responsible of the finances of the team, keeping track of all the money that we spend and get. Next to this, I’m also part of the team that helps to organise the EurAsian Meetup in China! When I’m doing neither of these, I’ll be responsible for growing our cultures and purifying our enzyme in the lab. Apart from iGEM, I’m also rowing and I’d like to get the same team spirit in our iGEM team as in my rowing team!

 

Janine's Skills

Sailing
92%

Asking her parents for old stuff they don't need anymore
85%

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Monique De Leeuw

Monique De Leeuw

Data Manager
Monique's Motivation
Hi all, my name is Monique and I am this year’s data manager. I will be responsible for data collection, analysis and reporting. The end goal is to streamline data collection and insure that the appropriate data is flowing seamlessly to the modeling team. Another big component of data managing is quality control. I will be responsible for validating all protocols to ensure that we obtain robust, reliable and reproducible data. Other than being noise deep in data, I enjoy the outdoors. My favorite adventure has been rowing the Grand Canyon.

 

Monique's Skills

Bringing lost Timmy home
92%

Begging for a coffee card from PhDers
93%

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Nicole Bennis

Nicole Bennis

Lab Manager
Nicole's Nuances
Hi reader! The Lab Manager of this year’s iGEM team is me! I will be organizing the iGEM laboratory and I am responsible for maintaining the lab workable. Besides, I will be involved with all the exciting synbio experiments. As we say: with great technology comes great responsibility, so you will probably find me in the lab working hard. In my spare time, you can find me in the sweating in the swimming pool gaining some other muscles than pipet fingers!

 

Nicole's Skills

Being a very friendly person
13%

Vanishing to have lunch with a certain boyfriiiiend
85%

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Venda Mangkusaputra

Venda Mangkusaputra

Collaborations Manager
Venda's Voyage
Hi all! I am Venda and I am a member of a great Science and Communication team! I am a project manager in a module of the wet-lab and it is my job to make sure that every aspect of that module will be a success! I am also organizing a really awesome Eurasian Meetup in Shenzhen, China, that a iGEM team would not want to miss! If you do not find me in the lab or the office, I would probably be on my yoga mat.

 

Venda's Skills

Forgetting to mark emails as unread
2%

Eating Asian food in her own bodyweight
200%

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Timmy Paez

Timmy Paez

Science Manager
Timmy Time
Hello! I’m Timmy, this year’s Science Manager. I basically organise the main scientific modules so we can work more efficiently as a team. I’m really enjoying and learning a lot while working on iGEM, not only from a scientific, but also from a sponsorship and human practices point of view. I love challenges, especially because while working on them I get to know my teammates and learn from them. I consider myself to be a very loving and caring person, and hope this helps us succeed!
Timmy's Skills

Falling off the bike
100%

Creepingly touch strangers' hands
93%

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Lisbeth Schmidtchen

Lisbeth Schmidtchen

Wiki Manager
Lisbeth's Logic

What’s up y’all! My name is Lisbeth and for this year’s iGEM project I decided to learn some HTML and be responsible for the wiki and the website you are currently looking at. As this is not computery enough, I am also part of the modelling team. In contrast, I am also helping to organize the EurAsian meetup to ensure that it will be an unforgettable event for everyone participating. I think iGEM is the perfect opportunity to learn so many different important aspects for the future and your life in general, including team-building, commitment and discipline. I am in love with our awesome team and I am convinced that our bond will strengthen throughout the next months.

Lisbeth's skills

Eating too many carrots for staying tanned
92%

Bumping into the desk every time before sitting down
85%

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Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Modelling Manager
Alexander's Assignment
Hey all! I am Alexander Armstrong, MSc LST student, and this year’s modelling manager! As modelling manager, I manage and work with the rest of the dry lab team to develop and implement modelling modules for our project. I have also been helping out with the hard work that is going into making the Eurasia Meetup awesome! When I’m not busy with iGEM, my hobbies include scuba diving and homebrewing. Cheers!
Alex' Skills

Knowing football players
00%

Living in every single country of the planet
45%

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Susan Bouwmeester

Susan Bouwmeester

Relations Manager
Susan's Syntax
Hé, I am Susan Bouwmeester. It is my responsibility to get all the money we need for a successful project. I do this by reaching out to companies, institutes and apply for funds. Next to this I talk about our project to a lot of people, to teach and to get information which we can integrate to improve the design. When I am not talking about our project, I like to talk about a lot of other stuff. Sometimes maybe a bit to much, this is why my productivity in our daily silent hours significantly improves.
Susan's Skills

To not understand sarcasm
78%

Eating a cucumber per day
100%

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Gemma van der Voort

Gemma van der Voort

Communication Manager
Gemma's Generosity
Hi, I(‘m) Gem! Or Gemma, if you’d like to be formal. I’m the communication manager for the team, which means that I love talking to people and that I fill my days organizing our Eurasian meetup, together with my amazing team and the BGI college team in Shenzhen! I also like to spend time in the dry lab, brainstorming and coding our way to some awesome modeling approaches. Finally, I’m the go-to person when it comes to checking formal texts and emails, which enables me to stay in the loop with the whole of the project. Unofficially, I’m known as coach iGemma, because I organize our doping-free running practices, and scream at everyone in a motivational way 🙂
Gemma's Skills

Shouting at cheating runners
92%

Meeting Addiction
100.37%

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Jard Mattens

Jard Mattens

Human Practices Manager
Jard's Journey
Hi, I am Jard. As the only Nanobiologist and the only bachelor student in the team I am a true endangered species. In my role of Human Practices Manager, I coordinate stakeholder contacts, outreach as well as ethical and public safety integration during the whole project. On top of this I am passionate about my modelling part and lab work, as I want to learn as much as possible. In fact, iGEM for me was the main reason to come and study in Delft. But, work hard play hard! Next to iGEM I therefore enjoy playing the cello to stay in tune.

 

Jard's Skills

Mistaking powerbanks for minIONs
88%

Taking too many credits in one academic quarter
97%