ETHZ/Meet the team


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Meet the ETH Zurich 07 team

In this page, you can find more information on this year's team of ETH Zurich. If you also want to see photos taken during the preparation for this year's iGEM, don't forget to see Pictures! as well.

The ETHZ iGEM2007 Team, posing!
The ETHZ iGEM2007 Team, with its missing members!

Team description

Our team is a combination of hard-working biologists and engineers! :)

Undergraduate students

  • Martin Brutsche.jpg
    Hi, my name is Martin, and I'm a Master Student in Biomedical Engineering at ETH Zurich. Before that, I did my Diploma studies in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Applied Sciences in Constance, Germany. I love sailing, snooker and holidays in Denmark. I joined iGEM to learn more about synthetic biology and labwork (more info).
  • Katerina Dikaiou.jpg
    : Hi, I am Katerina! I'm one of the engineers in the group - I hold a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and I am currently a Master student of Biomedical Engineering at ETH Zurich. I enjoy working at the interface between engineering and biology, and I also love music, literature and (very) long walks(more info).
  • Raphael Gubeli.jpg
    Hi, I'm Raphael, Master Student of Biotechnology at ETH Zurich. So, that's why you can find me mainly in the lab (day and night!). Anyway, if there is time to see the daylight, you can find me on my bicycle in the city, or skiing down the mountains. I joined iGEM because I think that there is really a need to find international standards like the "biobricks". Of course, despite having a lot of work, it is a lot of pleasure and fun, working on this project (more info).
  • Foto iGem hoehnels.png
    Hello! I'm Sylke Hoehnel, B.Sc.-Biotech Student at the ETH Zurich. I was born in Germany, and have lived in London for four years. So, as you can see, I like jetting around the world. I found iGEM as a great opportunity to be part of a team, working on a fun project that's also related to my studies. Apart from Bio-books, I like art, swimming and snowboarding (more info).
  • Nan Li.jpg
    Hello, I am Nan! I grew up in China and got my Bachelor degree in Zhejiang University located in the Heaven City - Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Right now I am doing my Master study in Biomedical Engineering at ETH Zürich. During my spare time, I enjoy the painting in silence. I like hiking with friends and traveling around. The only means to keep my life refreshing is to experience things new (more info).
  • Stefan Luzi: My name is Stefan Luzi, M.Sc-Biotechnology student at ETH Zurich, and member of the ETH iGEM team 2007. During my spare time (yes, I have a life besides my studies) I like hiking, rowing or cycling, and can never reject a cold jug of beer ;-) (more info).

Graduate students

  • Christos Bergeles.jpg
    Hoi zaeme, I am Christos. I graduated with a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and currently I am a PhD Student at ETH Zurich, working with nice, little, autonomous, magnetic, wireless, reconfigurable, fluorescent, swallowable, biocompatible super geeky microrobots. I sleep in my lab currently, but all is good! (more info).
  • Tim Hohm.jpg
    Hello everyone, my name is Tim Hohm. I received a diploma in computer science in 2003, from the University of Dortmund, Germany. After staying for two years in the research institute caesar (in Bonn, Germany), 2006 I joined the Systems Optimization Group at ETH Zurich headed by Prof. Zitzler. My research focuses on the application of bio-inspired optimization techniques on systems biology problems (Tim Hohm).
  • Christian Kemmer: (more info)
  • Joe Knight.jpg
    Joe Knight here. I am a PhD candidate performing research in biomedical engineering at the ETH. Before coming to the ETH I was the 2005-06 Grube Fellow at Stanford University's Biodesign Innovation Program. I joined iGEM because I believe some of the greatest innovations in biotechnology of tomorrow will be made in synthetic biology, and I hope to be part of it all! (more info)
  • Markus Uhr: (more info).
  • Rico Mockel.jpg
    Hi, I am Rico. I am a Ph.D student of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. I am working at the Institute of Neuroinformatics. I received a diploma (equivalent to MSc) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany. I did my diploma thesis at the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Switzerland where I developed a STDP floating-gate synapse in CMOS VLSI (more info).


  • Sven Panke
  • Joerg Stelling: (homepage)