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Student project Find‘n‘Bind was successful at this year’s BIOMOD

Find'n'Bind is a project and a team consisting of students of nanobiophysics, molecular bioengineering and physics at the TU Dresden. With their novel design of a two-component drug delivery system involving drug-carrying liposomes and a peptide-based release mechanism, the team successfully participated in this year's BIOMOD, a student competition for biomolecular design. Besides performing cutting edge experimental research, the team designed a website wiki about their research project, created a YouTube video and finally presented everything on the Jamboree in the USA at the University of California, San Francisco. The event took place on October 27-28 and the team received a silver project award and took second place in the YouTube video contest.

BIOMOD not only served as a platform for learning new skills such as video and website design in a team, but also helped the students expand their network with people from around the world.

The Find'n'Bind team was supported by multiple professors and research group leaders from DRESDEN-concept who provided valuable suggestions and input, but their most important mentors were Hans-Georg Braun (Institute for Polymer Research Dresden), Stefan Diez, James Saenz and Yixin Zhang (all B CUBE, TU Dresden). The team received financial support from the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering at TU Dresden, AbbVie, Eppendorf and the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the TU Dresden e. V.

Team members

Teodora Andrejic, Oleksandr Berezin, Vadim Bogatyr, Shanil Gandhi, Krishna Gupta, Monique Honsa, Milica Milic, Sourabh Monnappa, Mrudula Parab, Hifsa Pervez, Vinidhra Shankar, Teresa Tschirner, and Colette Worcester.

Watch the winner video here.

The Find'n'Bind team at the biotechnology campus in Dresden Johannstadt

Participants at the BIOMOD 2018 at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the US

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