Team:Macquarie Australia/Attributions


Lab & Modelling Support

  • Dr Louise Brown - Organised and recruited the iGEM 2017 team at Macquarie. Handled our budgeting for the team, organising many sponsorship opportunities and steered us in the right direction on where our human practices should be headed.
  • Professor Robert Willows – Designed all the individual parts for our project and assisted us in complex laboratory techniques. Was an invaluable resource for any knowledge we required on all things related to our project and gave assistance in the modelling of our project.
  • Dr Edward Moh – Provided supervision and advisement to the team in the lab. Also provided helpful motivation to complete our project, and answered any questions we had on laboratory techniques or scientific concepts.
  • Dr Paul Jaschke – Gave advisement for experimental design and support towards the team. Assisted us in getting a place to present at the Synthetic Biology Australasia conference.
  • Michael Gibbs - Ran the iGEM boot camp getting us on track for success and supervised lab work, answering any questions we had while providing emotional support during stressful periods in the lab.
  • Thi Huynh – Gave constant support and laboratory resources while supervising and giving up her time for our team. Without her guidance our project would have been impossible.
  • Dominic Logel – Helped to oversee our team to guide us to the finish line in Boston with his firsthand experience of the iGEM competition.
  • Dr. Howard Lovatt, Team Leader of Electrical Machines at CSIRO - gave us feedback on our project, and advice on where our project may lead in the future.
  • Michael Rampe, Pedestal at Macquarie University - Created a virtual 3D model for our prototype.
  • Peter Reeves, Pedestal at Macquarie University - Created a virtual 3D model for our prototype.
  • Dr Ian Jamie – Provided assistance in setting up the computerised Clark electrode system.


  • Macquarie University - We would like to thank Macquarie University for their continuous support towards our project by providing invaluable laboratory space and instructors.
  • Biomolecular Discovery and Development Research Centre, Macquarie University - We would like to thank Biomolecular Discovery and Development Research Centre for their financial support.
  • Bioplatforms Australia - We would like to thank Bioplatforms Australia, particularly Andrew Gilbert, for their generous contribution towards our project.
  • NSW Department of Industry - We would like to thank NSW Department of Industry for their contribution towards the funding of our project.
  • LabCyte - We would like to thank LabCyte for their generous donation towards the project.
  • New England Biolabs - We would like to thank New England Biolabs for their generous kit, cell, and enzymes.
  • IDT - We would like to thank IDT for their free 20kb of gBlocks.

Human Practices Support

  • Associate Professor Joanne Jamie - coordinated and invited us to participate in the Chifley event.
  • Ryder Boyton – Who is an educational games developer. Working in collaboration with him, we gave him our ideas and he translated this into code to make an educational scientific game for us.
  • Ideas to Concept workshop - gave us advice on prototype design and how to get our project to the next stage in development.
  • Dr Catherine Fargher - Worked with us to create a game design workshop for our human practices and gave us advice on game development.

General Support

  • Aashray Sood – Gave support in the early days of the design and creation of our wiki.




Faculty of Science and Engineering,
Macquarie University
Balaclava Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2109, Australia
E7B 350