Name: Stamatina Rentouli (but everyone calls her Matina!)
Study programme: MSc Biomedicine, KI
Role in iGEM team: Finance and part time wetlab
Fun fact: Always the odd one in a group, “I always surprise people with my reactions”!
If you’re a bus driver, don’t ever lock eyes with Matina and drive past her when she’s running for the bus, ‘cause she’s in fact a lion! Her curly dark hair (goals!!) might not resemble the mane of a male lion that much, but her character sure does!
She might be short, but she makes up her height with her character. She’s straight forward, and super fierce, and that’s the charm about her. You never know how she’s going to react, and as she likes to say “I am always the odd one in a group, and don’t really fit in to any stereotype group”. To look for a stronger personality, you’re going to look for a while! Fierce or not, Matina is one of the happiest people on the planet, she smiles all the time! I don’t know if that’s due to that she’s eating chocolate all the time which is her favorite snack. Now she’s bringing happiness into our lives in the iGEM family through providing us with funny iGEM memes (as well as looking for some money to fill the iGEM bank with)! Keep up the good work Matina, ‘cause I could use some of the iGEM meme jokes now after a draining day at work.
What Matina likes about iGEM is that synthetic biology re-invents research. She likes the way synthetic biology opens up a more interdisciplinary fields, with researchers working together with civil engineers, and therefore she wanted to become a part of this year’s team!
Matina is adventurous, but now in the later years travelling a lot, she feels most at home and happy when she is where her heart is, and that is where family and friends are! Well, Stockholm has just given you a new family of 21 members, and you’ll better get used to it!
Thanks for being a part of this year’s iGEM Stockholm team, Mini Meme!