ABOA 2019 was the first iGEM team from Turku and it was composed of 13 students studying biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, economics, chemistry, medicine, cell and molecular biology and molecular biotechnology and diagnostics in the University of Turku or Åbo Akademi. The aim of the project was to improve the sensitivity of the immunoassays used in diagnostic tests by orienting the capture antibodies uniformly to improve the binding capacity of the capture surface. The team competed in the diagnostics track and achieved a silver medal.
Read more: https://2019.igem.org/Team:Aboa
PIs and advisors: Pauli Kallio (primary PI), Kati Kemppainen (secondary PI), Tuomas Huovinen (advisor)
Team members: Janniina Karinsalo, Linnea Korhonen, Robin Kåll, Ossi Leppänen, Jutta Lindfors, Oskari Läntinen, Gustav Malmström, Pyry Niemelä, Susanna Peltonen, Riku Pihlaja, Fanny Sundqvist, Fanni Suomi and Ville Vapa