--- Carotenoids (Orange/Red)
--- Melanin (Brown)
--- Violacein (Purple/Green)
Team Logistics :
It is fair to say that without our sponsors the Cambridge iGEM team would have had a much harder time getting anything done.
The people we would especially like to thank for their enthusiasm and support of the Cambridge team are:
|Renata Almeida at Bioline for T-shirt sponsorship and molecular biology products.|
|Euan Forbes and Charlotte Batley (formerly) at Fermentas for Fast Digest enzymes, ligases, ladders and T-shirt sponsorship.|
|David Laflin and Dominic Hogan at Fisher Scientific for chemicals, plasticware and lab consumables.|
|Suravi Chatterjee, Rosemary Sinclair and Chris Uff at VWR for the molecular biology chemicals.|
| ||Everybody at Labtech International, in particular Glynis Johnson and Rachel Keevil for the loan of a Piko thermal cycler, plus Finnzymes Phusion DNA polymerase mixes and a Nanodrop 2000.|
|Ya-Chi Chen at Clontech for the In-Fusion Advantage kit, competent cells and chemicals.|
|Hilde Moseby at Starlab for a huge resource of pipette tips and PCR tubes.|
|Jeremy Minshull and colleagues at DNA2.0 for Biobrick DNA synthesis, in particular their generous offer to synthesise the Vio operon at no charge.|
|Lauren Dyer and John Pickering at Sterilin for the large supply of microbiological sterile plasticware.|
| ||Stephanie McHugh at Source BioScience/Geneservice for organising free DNA sequencing.|
| ||James Newton and Phil Dobson at Cambridge Biosciences for providing Zymo Research DNA clean up, extraction and plasmid prep kits.|
| ||Nina Markillie at GRI for loan of a GeneTechnologies G-storm PCR machine and free KAPA DNA polymerase.|
|Alex Orda at Anachem for the supply of Earthsaver pipette tips.|
|Miles Collier at Invitrogen for supplying the E-gel system with E-gels and loan of a Blue light transilluminator.|
|Edward Bagenal from New England Biosciences for T-shirt sponsorship, and donations of Turbo Electrocompetent E. Coli, 2-log DNA ladders, Phusion Flash High-Fidelity Master Mix and Supercoiled DNA ladders.|
|Everyone from BMG Labtech for an Omega Series Multidetection Microplate Reader.|
The University of Cambridge: The School of Biological Sciences, Department of Genetics, Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Physiology, Neurobiology & Development and the Herschel-Smith Chair, The School of Technology, Department of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and Department of Physics.
And finally a massive big Thank You to Duncan Rowe who helped us tremendously with organising sponsorship.