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About the Team

We are a group of students from Uppsala university and we are all interested in the field of Synthetic Biology. Our group consists of most promising young talents from different education programs. The mixing of international master students of the program in applied biotechnology and the Swedish engineering program in molecular biotechnology gives our team a broad base of knowledge and skills in all sciences that compose the field of synthetic biology.

The Uppsala University has a long history of making valuable contributions in biochemistry and biotechnology. There are many research groups at the university working with projects related to Synthetic Biology. Our team is supported by the department of Photochemistry & Molecular Science (Fotomol).

Here we are, the jolly crew of the Uppsala iGEM team.

Pictures will be up soon.


Anders Kristoffersson

Anders rocks

(24) (Sweden) Master student in Molecular Biotechnology

My part in this competition is mainly project development and laboratory work. I like the iGEM competition due to the large degree of freedom it offers us as students to create and explore an idea independently. Having just finished my last courses I am currently searching for a suitable project for my thesis.

Erik Florman

Erik in the lab

(26) (Sweden) Master student in Molecular Biotechnology.

During the project I have worked mainly with laboratory stuff and sponsorship. The best thing about iGEM as I see it, is the freedom and broadness of the project, from actual work in the laboratory to finding sponsors and developing your own ideas.

Karl Brune

Karl in the lab

(21) (Germany) Bachelor Student in Job Creation Oriented Biotechnology at the University of Perugia, Italy

The application of biological knowledge in order to tackle nowadays and future problems has an incredible potential. Thus I decided to dedicate my studies towards Biotechnology. In particular the iGEM competition is a great opportunity for me to realize my own ideas, exchange with people all over the world and to learn more about Synthetic Biology. My part in the team is the development of the butanol project, the design of the experiments, finding sponsors, brochure, graphics, iGEM Wiki and of course wet lab work.

Ruiqing Ni (part time)

Ruiqing at work

(23) (China) Master Student Applied Biotechnology

I am Ruiqing Ni from China, and now a Master student of Applied Biotechnology at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Jonatan Halvardson - The Modeler

(24) (Sweden) Master student in Molecular Biotechnology


Daniel Camsund

Daniel in Hong Kong for SB4.0

(29) (Sweden) PhD student at the Department of Photochemistry & Molecular Science.

Within the greater goal of producing renewable fuels from solar energy, Iā€™m working with the design and implementation of biological tools and systems in the photosynthetic Cyanobacteria. This includes transcriptional and post-transcriptional control, development of standard (BioBrick) plasmids and heterologous expression of hydrogenases (BioModularH2). Additional research interests include RNA-based regulation, GFP in vivo localization and biological model simulations. Developing and advising team Uppsala-Sweden have provided me with lots of inspiration, and will hopefully help in advancing the interest in Synthetic biology among students.

Thorsten Heidorn

Thorsten Heidorn

Mats Wallden

Mats Wallden

Bioneer Biolegio Clontech Uppsala Genome Center