Name: Hanna Norbäck
Study programme: None at the moment
Role in iGEM team: Wetlab research
Fun fact: I can do polymorphic overtone singing!
Imagine waking up in the morning, sun in your eyes and birds singing outside. Isn’t it one of the best ways to wake up in the morning? Now imagine that it’s been a long rough day at university, It’s 22 PM and you have just finished a long iGEM meeting. You’re walking in the hollow corridors, hungry and tired. Then imagine hearing a hymn echoing from the back of the corridor suddenly makes your heart and body feel a bit lighter. It is not any voice that can do that, this is the voice of our own little nocturnal singing bird, Hanna!
Like the nightingales’ signature nightly tune, Hanna too is usually active during night times. Luckily for nocturnals like Hanna, humans have one thing that nightingales don’t. Coffee.
She says that if curious was an emotion, she would be that one. She loves learning new things, and easily gets obsessed with understanding how things work. Like when she was thirteen and decided to learn to understand her little brothers’ rare genetic disorder, which later resulted in a passionate interest for synthetic biology. That pervasive passion fits perfectly in the iGEM family!
If she could travel anywhere, she would travel to Moscow. Mostly because she’d like to visit the university library, but also because of the beautiful architecture.
Being a biohacker, she’s been well introduced to the world of science and research. However, she has never done it in a group of students before, and in the context of synthetic biology, which is her biggest interest! Therefore, she was longing to meet young, talented and open-minded people in her age with whom she could expand her knowledge. That led her directly into iGEM Stockholm! And for that, she’s truly grateful - and so are we!
Thanks for being a part of this year’s iGEM Stockholm team, tweety!