Every year, the University of Calgary iGEM team presents their synthetic biology project to the world. Weekly meetings are a microcosm of the iGEM experience of bringing ideas to fruition. The peer teaching, mentoring, and consultations that occur at these meetings are triggers for deeper conversations on teaching & learning.
Senior Instructor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Mayi teaches in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. Since 2011, she has been lead faculty mentor for the University of Calgary iGEM team that participates at the premier collegiate competition in synthetic biology featuring >200 collegiate teams from around the world.
As a senior Instructor in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Calgary, Elke teaches biology and biochemistry from first to 4th year and also coordinates and develops laboratory courses in protein purification and metabolism. Elke was involved in the iGEM program in the summer of 2016.