Team:Paris Bettencourt/Attributions




Amandine Maire worked on in-silico construction of parts for the MoClo kit, and wet lab implementation of EpiFlex. She also worked on the Quaranskin project to design the protocol, the questionnaire, and handled logistics for collecting samples from volunteers. She worked on the construction of the Quaranskin file submitted to the ethics committee.

Anu Susan Kurian led the wet lab projects, more specifically EpiGrow, a project aimed at optimizing the growth of S. Epidermidis.

Chetan Kumar Velumurugan worked on setting up the Quaranskin project on Open Humans and designed the team Wiki with content contributions from all members of the team. He also had the idea to design an artificial skin model of the hand to study bacterial growth on 2D surfaces.

Nicolas Levrier worked on the Quaranskin project protocol and questionnaire, as well as in collaboration to recruit participants and complete legal procedures. He also participated in advancing the EpiGrow project.

Nikola Zarevski worked on launching the Quaranskin project, and then contributed towards data collection and analysis.

Valerie March first worked on launching the Quranskin project. Then she involved herself more specifically in doing a literature review and contacting experts to design projects for EpiFlex and EpiGlow. Thereafter she designed and performed the experiments while taking care of lab orders

Xavier Olessa Daragon participated in organizing events and brought ideas to develop wet lab and Human Practices projects.


Ariel Lindner, Jake Wintermute and Radoslaw Ejsmont advised the team on the Human Practices project Quaranskin, security and safety standards, experimental design, interpretation of data and presentation of results.

Alexis Casas and Darshak Bhatt who are former members of iGEM Paris-Bettencourt, advised on planning, experimental design as well as Human Practices and presentation of results

General Support

Valérie Antonio of Genewiz

Julia Oh from The Jackson Laboratory for sharing her insights on the transformation of S. epidermidis.

Ian Monk from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne for sharing his experience working with the Staphylococcus species and for gifting our team with an E.coli strain engineered to evade the Type 4 restriction barrier.

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras and Mad Price Ball for their support in lunching the Quaranskin project on the Open Humans platform.

Piers Millett encouraged our project and shared tips on having an ethically valid project.

Jean-Christophe Thalabard helped us design a lawful procedure to respect participants’ rights and data privacy.

Alexandre Singier from the Makers Lab at CRI for helping design and 3D print the hand model for studying bacterial growth on 2D surfaces.

Human Practices

Valérie Lerouyer, Scientific Mediator at Cité des Sciences for arranging the stands during Fête de la Science!

Céline Couteau, from an industrial pharmacology and cosmetology laboratory in Nantes, and specialized in cutaneous microbiome for helping us with this project

Stéphanie Leclerc-Mercier, Dermatologist and Venereologist, Department of Anatomy and Pathological Cytology, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris for her inputs that helped us with the project.

Wiki Design

Gabrielle Matet and Camille Maire for the wiki illustrations and helping with the wiki design.


We would like to thank our sponsors, without whom this project would not have been possible