Lars Blank and Nick Wierckx (coordinators of P4SB) are researchers across Europe that are jostling for early leadership in the nascent field of synthetic biology, as shown in the interview of James Field about "Building with biobricks" (Research Europe, 30 July 2015).
The iGEM Team Berlin 2015 is an assembly of highly motivated students from different universities. Their team is made up of 12 undergraduates and postgraduates from different disciplines as well as supervisors. Due to the multidisciplinarity this team is able to find different strategies to solve complex problems in synthetic biology. To reduce microplastic in water is the aim of the interdisciplinary iGEM Team Berlin!