Thursday, 29 March 2012

As Luke reported on Monday, the project has hit a bump in the road - namely, our applications for summer stipends from the Wellcome Trust were declined.
However, the project is still going to go full steam ahead! We have manged to find other stipends for some of our members, and the rest of us are going to find other ways to fund our living, even if it means cutting back on a few luxuries (beer, hair conditioner, light...)  in order to continue with the project. We are still looking into other funding sources however, so any donations or advice is very welcome. We currently have 7 members on our iGEM team roster (although a couple of them are stipend dependent), and are considering taking on a few more students, so don't hesitate to contact if you are interested in finding out more about how to become a member (email

Anthony Cox - Vice Project Leader

More good news!
Our application for the University of Leicester iGEM team has been accepted by the iGEM Headquarters meaning that our metaphorical boat is in the water! See for our entrance page. Our registration fee has been paid, and we thank all of our current sponsors for helping with that, including a very generous donation from Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and further donations from the University of Leicester Genetics Department. I know it's early to thank people, but none of this would be possible without our main supervisor Dr Richard Badge for all of his help, organisation and guidance with the registration and project in general.

Christopher Morton - Project Leader

From left to right, William Harrison, Nathan Hanna, Anthony Cox, Christopher Morton, Luke Thompson, Grace Hodson, Neil Nathwani, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and Philip Higgs.

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