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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).
  • Sylke hoehnel2.jpg
    Hello! I'm Sylke, a 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
    Hi, I am Nan. Right now I'm doing my Master study in Biomedical Engineering at ETH Zürich and currently fascinated by educatETH E.coli (our ETH iGEM 2007 project). During my spare time, I enjoy music - the painting on silence, also 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.jpg
    My name is Stefan, M.Sc.-Biotechnology student at ETH Zurich. That means that I like cells, genes and bioreactors... especially bioreactors... the bigger the better, hell yeah! Although there are many people who question the success of synthetic biology, I believe in its potential and am proud to work with our team at the very front of it. 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
    Hi, I am Tim. 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 (more info).

  • Christian Kemmer.jpg
    Gruezi, I am Christian. I am the only graduated Biology-guy in our Team. I studied Electrical Engineering, Biology and Bioprocess Engineering in Germany and Finland. Beside my studies, I worked in serveral scientific Institutes, e.g., the European Neuroscience Institute Goettingen (Germany) and the Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory in Oulu (Finland). I graduated in 2005 with a diploma in Biology. Currently I am a PhD-student at the ETH. I am doing research in applied Biotechnology and synthetic Biology. (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.jpg
    I'm Markus Uhr, a PhD candidate in Computational Systems Biology, at ETH Zurich. I did my MSc in Computational Science and Engineering, so I'm the guy that likes big equations and solving them on a computer ;-). Besides the geeky stuff I do to make a living I also enjoy running and orienteering, or listening to good music. (more info).
  • Rico Mockel.jpg
    Hi, I am Rico. I am a Ph.D student of the ETH Zurich in Switzerland where I am working on the design of aVLSI motion detection chips for microflyers at the Institute of Neuroinformatics. I am a engineer by heart who always loves to disassemble all kind of machines and wants to understand what is driving them and how things work. Because I think that building machines out of DNA instead of silicon is an extremly exiting new way I decided to participate in iGEM. If you would like to find out more about me have a look (here).


Sven Panke
Joerg Stelling