What do you get when you throw a bunch of undergraduate students with a passion for science, innovation, and helping the world together?
Meet Team Injectimod, the UNSW (and Aussie) representatives in the international BIOMOD competition hosted by Harvard!
We're a team of undergraduate students from UNSW, with a range of different backgrounds and a common goal - to create something new that has the potential to change the world. The world is our oyster, and the sky's the limit. Following in the footsteps of the champions of the competition last year, we're only the second Australian team to ever participate in the competition. Under the supervision of Dr Lawrence Lee at the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute, we hope to use DNA nanotechnology to construct a protein complex in a novel way. In the process, we hope to spark enthusiasm and interest in the areas of bio-nano-technology, and all its endless possibilities!
Siddharth Doshi - Sid's a fourth year Material Science student when he's not being Darth Doshi or smashing out this mystical thing called FEM for the project.
James Every - Jame's is in his third year of Med Sci with a major in Biochemistry. He likes soccer and long walks on the beach. Otherwise he works out designs with DNA.
Winton Wu - Winton's a third year Microbiology and Molecular Biology major. He produces proteins, watches anime, and says questionable things.
Karine Lee - Karine is in her third year of a Pharmacology and Molecular Biology major. When she's not modelling proteins, she feeds the team baked goods and it's awesome.
Stephanie Xu - Steph's a third year Med Sci kid with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. If she's not running binding kinetics experiments, she's probably coding this website.
Himmat Panag - Himmat is the fourth year Aerospace and Maths major of the team, and takes cares of the microscopy for the project. What does he do in his free time? Who knows.
Stephen Roche - Stephen's the baby first year of the team, with nanotechnology major and a brain for chemistry. He doesn't like sandwiches, and has had vegemite ROLLS for lunch for the last five years.