We would like to thank the following people, labs and organisations for their assist and guidance throughout the project which helped us realise it to a vast extent.
Sponsorships and Resources
We sincerely thank the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India and IISER Tirupati for showing faith in us and helping our project sort funding. We also thank Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), New England Biolabs (NEB), Mathworks, Snapgene, Geneious, BROS SCIENTIFICS, Promega and Doodly for sponsoring and supporting essential aspects of our project. Your contribution is invaluable and is the reason for the success of our project.
Continuous Support and Team Guide
We are grateful to Dr Raju Mukherjee, Prof BJ Rao and Prof G Ambika for being our guides, leading the way, and helping us along each step of our journey. We are blessed to have you in the team and are eternally obliged.
We sincerely thank Dr Raghunath O R and Dr Tapan Chandra Adhyapak from IISER Tirupati and Matt Sinclair from Department of Biochemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for the aid and guidance with modeling the three modules of our project. Your constant support and presence helped us get fantastic results while working remotely.
Social Media and collaborations Support
We appreciate Cherise Fong from makery.info and Marianna Limas from medium.com for interviewing our project and writing news articles which helped promote our project idea.
We thank JOGL for providing a platform for open collaborations which helped us reach out to many resourceful collaborators.
We thank Aaradhya Vaze for helping us with simulation during the very early days of our project. Link: https://aaradhyavaze.github.io/igem/
Resources and Inputs
Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati
We are thankful to Dr Suchi Goel, Dr Sanjay Kumar, Dr Viji Subramanian, Dr Ramkumar Sambasivan, Dr Pakala Suresh Babu, Dr Vasudharani Devanathan, Dr Soumit Sankar Mandal and Dr Siva Vallabhapurapu for their help with resources.
We would like to thank the Undergraduate lab (UG Lab) of IISER Tirupati and its TAs Mohan Mukesh Malviya, Anup Chandra Pal and Tharachand Choppa for providing us with a working space and helping us manage lab consumables. Additionally, we are thankful to RM Lab members: Saniya Patil, Tejan Lodhiya, Dania Devassy and Dr Aseen Palande; BJ Rao Lab members: Anubhav Dhar, Anupama Shirke, Chetiyar Vaishnavi Varadarajan and Gunjan Dhawan; SG Lab members: Bijayeeta Deb, Nikita Shinde and Madhavi Sanjay Shukla; VD Lab members: Arulventhan Marimuthu, Sapana Sharma and Gowthaman Suresh; SSM Lab member: Geethika K; VSK Lab members: G L Sai Ramya and Ramadevi Mutra.
Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati
We are thankful to Prof K N Ganesh, Prof Vijaymohanan Pillai, Dr Gopinath Purushothaman, Dr Pankaj Kumar Koli, and Dr Ashwani Sharma for their help with resources. We would also like to thank Dr Shibdas Banerjee for his valuable inputs.
We would like to thank Dr Sasikumar M and Vamsi for helping us run HPLC samples and manage lab consumables, Thirupataiah B and Sujatha Katta for helping us with troubleshooting, and Satish Mutyam for running the Mass spectrometry samples required for the project. Additionally, we are thankful to Banerjee Research Lab member: Dr Yeshwant Sthanikam; BBC Lab member: Kulbir; KNG Lab members: Dr Madhanagopal, Dr Gade Chandrasekhar, Rajat Halemane, Gourav Borkar; Gopinath Research Lab member: Sarath Babu and The Ash Lab member: Dr Shahaji More.
We thank Dr Ravi Kumar Pujala for helping us with the transformation experiments during the initial days of our project.
We are obligated to Tathagata Nandi, Debanjana Das, Dr Anuradha Nair, Priya Yadav from Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR MUMBAI for their inputs on protein preparation protocols and feedback on the project.
Support from iGEM-IONIS with Wet Lab Experiments
We heartily thank the iGEM-IONIS for carrying out some of the in-lab experiments which helped us characterise some of our parts successfully. You guys have been of great help and exceptional peers. We are fortunate to have collaborated with you.
Support from iGEM Ambassadors
We appreciate the inputs from Varsha Jaisimha and Kaavya Ashok, iGEM Asia Ambassador who helped us review the biosafety aspects of our project.
Lastly, we are beholden to Gaurav Singh, Full Stack Web Engineer for reaching out to us via JOGL and helping us develop this wiki.