Renée van der WindenTeam Captain
Hafsa AkaoucheSponsoring Manager
Osman EsenFinance Manager
Joel Clotet i PeretóCommunication Manager
Esther HoogerwerfCollaboration & Safety Manager
Sagarika GovindarajuLab Manager
Marco Valentim BeckerScience Manager
Weronika Hoska van AkenData Manager
Dennis KenbeekModeling Manager
Huyen My NguyenWiki Manager
Mu-En LuHuman Practices Manager
Renée van der Winden
Hi everyone! My name is Renée van der Winden and I am currently doing my Master in Nanobiology after having completed the Nanobiology Bachelor. I am this year’s Team Captain and it is my job to make sure everything gets done that needs to be done. Of course, I also make sure everyone’s spirits are up, so we can keep working hard as a team! I am really passionate about iGEM and cannot wait to see what we will achieve as a team. When I manage to tear myself away from iGEM for a moment, I like to read or play board games. You can also always call me to help assemble your IKEA furniture.
Hello everyone! My name is Hafsa Akaouche and I am this year’s Sponsor Manager. I am a First year Nanobiology Master student. In the team my job is to make sure that money will not be an issue. To achieve this I reach out to companies, institutes and apply for funds. When I am not busy with iGEM I like play games and read books.
Hey hey! My name is Osman and I am currently doing my master in Biomedical Engineering after having completed the Life Science and Technology bachelor. I am this year’s Finance Manager and it is my job to keep track of all the finances. Besides being part of this awesome team, I’m also coaching 8 talented girls at my rowing association. Sometimes, if you look very carefully to the river, you might spot me rowing on the water to clear my mind. Otherwise you probably will find me in a store buying new shoes.
Joel Clotet i Peretó
Hey! My name is Joel and I am this year’s Communications Manager. This means I make sure everyone (either the sponsors or the general public) has a clear idea of how our project goes and what do we do, through our monthly newsletter, posters, speeches and social media. I am currently a LST MSc student at the TU Delft, but I come from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where I did my BSc in Biotechnology. There I organised multiple scientific events with the Catalan Association of Biotechnologists (ASBTEC), and I was involved in scientific communication initiatives. I think iGEM gives young students the opportunity to come up with solutions to current problems and materialize them.
Hey there! My name is Esther Hoogerwerf and I am this year’s Collaborations Manager and Safety Officer. Which means I get to talk to people and make sure we do not do anything illegal in the lab 😉. For me iGEM is part of my MSc. Nanobiology at the Technical University of Delft. This is also where I did my BSc. Nanobiology. I see iGEM as an unique opportunity to work in a team on a cool and relevant project. In my free time you can find me hanging out with my family or friends, reading thrillers or playing games.
Hey! I’m Sagarika and I’m a student of the Life Science and Technology masters. I will be the lab manager of this year’s iGEM team. As the lab manager, I’m involved in designing the wet lab modules and maintaining the lab. The potential of synthetic biology fascinates me and I’m excited to work with my team on a great project.
Marco Valentim Becker
Hello! My name is Marco and I am from Brazil. As the Science Manager, I am responsible for organizing the project design and dividing the project into modules. I’m really passionate about discussing possible direction with the team and finding solutions to scientific problems together! I’ll be working in both the Wetlab and Drylab and keep an overview on both of them. If not in the office or the lab I am probably obsessing over iGEM somewhere else.
Weronika Hoska van Aken
Hello! I am Weronika and I am in my first year of the master Nanobiology. In iGEM I will be the Data Manager, meaning I will be the bridge between the wet and dry lab. The generated data of the wet lab will be used for modelling in the dry lab and vice versa by testing the results of the modelling in the wet lab to see if the modelling is accurate. My specific tasks will be to collect the data and analyse it. Moreover, I will assure the quality of the generated data. In my free time I like to play handball and watch soccer.
Hi there! My name is Dennis Kenbeek and I am currently doing my bachelor Nanobiology. I am interested in how computational methods can be used to solve problems in biology. It therefore excites me to fulfill the task of Modeling Manager this year, together with the Dry Lab team we will use the power of computers to help the team in the wetlab. When I’m not busy with iGEM, I am probably homebrewing. For anything beer related you can always contact me!
Huyen My Nguyen
Hi all! My name is Huyen My and I am an MSc Biomedical Engineering student with a Life Science and Technology bachelor degree. This year I decided to take on a challenge, thus I started to learn HTML to be responsible for our Wiki page. Furthermore, you can find me at the wetlab, sponsoring or communication team if I am not behind the keyboard. iGEM provides a great opportunity to expand my knowledge in science and to develop myself in many different areas.
Hi! My name is Mu-En Lu (盧沐恩) and I am currently doing my master Life Science and Technology after having completed the Chemistry bachelor. I am this year’s Human Practice Manager and it is my job to communicate with the public in order to create awerness of synthetic biology and our project itself. I am really passioned about science in general and love to share my knowledge with the rest of the world. Eating together with Mu-En, you never never have to think about leftover found since he has a high food consumption rate but a low growth yield.