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Measurement Committee

Many members of the iGEM community have expertise related to measurement. The Measurement Committee members work directly with the iGEM foundation to develop its measurement practices efforts including developing community protocols, running the interlab study, and providing information and resources. Measurement committee members can also provide additional guidance and have agreed to be contacted by teams seeking assistance on specific measurement-related aspects of their projects.

Have suggestions, need help or want to get in touch with our committee members? Email the committee at measurement [AT] igem [DOT] org.

Jacob Beal

Committee Chair

Senior Scientist, Raytheon BBN Technologies
A computer scientist by training, Jake has found he needed to develop expertise in metrology in order to support his work on the engineering and design of biological circuits and devices.

Natalie Farny

Committee Co-Chair

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Natalie is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology and Biotechnology, and Associate Director of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center at WPI. She teaches courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, and Synthetic Biology, and has mentored the WPI iGEM team for the past four years.

Traci Haddock-Angelli

iGEM HQ Committee Liaison

Director of the Competition, iGEM Foundation
Traci has been involved with the InterLab study and measurement at iGEM since 2014. Prior to joining iGEM HQ in 2015, Traci mentored the Boston University iGEM teams from 2011-2014.

Vinoo Selvarajah

iGEM HQ Committee Liaison

Director of the Registry, iGEM Foundation
Vinoo has worked at iGEM HQ as a lab technician, Generalist, and now the Director of the Registry. He works on the distribution kits, parts and the Registry.

Geoff Baldwin

Committee Member

Imperial College London
Geoff Baldwin's lab focuses on development of synthetic biology approaches to facilitate the engineering of new biological systems for real-world applications.

Russell Buckley-Taylor

Committee Member

Imperial College London
Russ completed a Masters of Research in Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College London and has continued to work in the field of synthetic biology for a Ph.D. The Ph.D. looks at how metrology can aid advancements in synthetic biology. His current research is currently specializing in accurate and repeatable measurement using microplate readers.

Ari Dwijayanti

Committee Member

Imperial College London
I am a student at Imperial College London. I was a member of iGEM team in 2013.

Kristin Ellis

Committee Member

Director of Scientific Development, Opentrons
Kristin Ellis leads scientific operations at Opentrons, a start-up making robots for biologists. She previously worked in scientific development and clinical trials for MD Anderson Cancer Center. Now her work is focused on making research more collaborative, reproducible, and accessible with open source lab robotics.

Markus Gershater

Committee Member

Chief Scientific Officer, Synthace
Markus is Chief Scientific Officer at Synthace Limited, where he’s helping to work out how we can use rigorous quantification, multivariate math(s) and cutting edge computation to engineer biology.

Daisuke Kiga

Committee Member

Professor, Waseda University
Dice-K received a Ph.D in the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, the University of Tokyo in 1999. He was an iGEM team supervisor 2006-2015 and an iGEM judge 2010-2015, and 2017. His research interests are design of genetic circuit and engineering of genetic codes.

John Marken

Committee Member

PhD Student in Bioengineering, CalTech
John was a member of the 2015 and 2016 William and Mary iGEM teams, and was the student advisor for the 2017 team.

Marko Storch

Committee Member

Research Fellow, Imperial College London
Marko supervised an iGEM team in 2010 and joined Imperial to engineer genetic circuits for novel directed evolution approaches, developing automated protocols for DNA assembly and genetic circuit characterisation.

Chris Workman

Committee Member

Associate Professor, DTU Bioengineering
Chris Workman is group leader of Regulatory Genomics at DTU Bioengineering and has been advising DTU iGEM teams since 2010. He teaches Systems Biology, Genetics and Synthetic Biology courses. His research interests are in gene regulation of stress responses using systems biology and bioinformatics.