Congratulations to Team British Columbia for their winning diagnostics project, detecTME, at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.
Their entry, a bacteria-based biosensor, relies on engineered salmonella bacteria to enter and profile immune activity within tumors in real time. This non-invasive, cost effective platform aims to improve targeting of immunotherapy in individual patients.
Based out of the Hallam lab at the LSI, UBC’s iGEM team draws on diverse expertise. Members of the internal team include:
Wet-Lab: Emilia Chen, Raveena Gowda, Ryan Hong, Morris Huang, Madina Kagieva, Brenda Ma, Myles Osenton, Taylor Reilly, Michaela Samanta, Janella Schwab, Livia Vieira
Dry-Lab: Umar Ali, Samuel Hahn, Patrick Lee, Kimia Rostin, George Tang, Ben Walker
Human Practices: Umar Ali, Emilia Chen, Raveena Gowda, Madina Kagieva, Brenda Ma, Ali Murtaza, Sarah Ng, Ariel Qi, Kimia Rostin, Paarsa Salman, Parneet Sekhon, Livia Vieira
Wiki Design & Development: Umar Ali, Patrick Lee, Meriwether Morris, Sarah Ng, Kimia Rostin, George Tang
Finance: Sarah Ng, Ariel Qi
Marketing: Umar Ali, Paarsa Salman
Graphic Design: Meriwether Morris, Sarah Ng, Myles Osenton
Advisors: Sibyl Drissler, Evan Gibbard, Samuel King, Athanasios Kritharis, Kieran Maheden, Daniel McClement, Rodrigo Vallejos
Principal Investigators: Dr. Steven Hallam, Dr. David Oliver
The team received extensive external support from many individuals who offered guidance to the detecTME project