The Medal Requirements now include team collaborations as a silver or gold medal requirements. To help facilitate collaborations, we have made this page so teams can share information about ways they wish to collaborate to reach all of the 2021 iGEM teams.
Please note that this is a page for teams to advertise their collaboration requests. This does not guarantee that participating in one of these will fulfill the silver medal criteria. It is still up to you and your teammates to convince the judges that you have participated in a meaningful collaboration as stated on the Medal Requirements page.
Do you want to submit a Collaboration Request?
- Name of Collaboration Request
- Your Team Name
- Your Team Location (Institution and Country)
- Your contact information - Contact Name and Email (to be posted online)
- Brief Collaboration Request description. This can be something that you can offer other teams or something that you are looking for from another team(s).
Email: hq AT igem DOT org .
Team PuiChing Macau
Measuring the pH of Food Waste
Team TU Eindhoven & Team Aachen
A chemistry lesson for primary schools
Team Open Science Global
Free Project Management Training
iGEM Global CRISPR Conference (iGCC) - A Mega Collaboration!
Augmented reality project "6th sense of Synbio"
MycoExpo — An exhibition on fungi diversity
Photos of snacks that served with beer
Survey on genetic engineering
Hardware Repository Survey
iGEMxSDG Impact Challenge
TAS_Taipei Blood Donation Survey
Team Saint Joseph
The reason behind - A video compilation
Team NIT Warangal
De-Gossyplisation of Cotton-Seed Meal (CSM)
Team GO Paris-Saclay
iGEM Monument Challenge
Team GO Paris-Saclay
Team Korea HS
Quarantine-themed Instagram Project
Team Stony Brook
iGEM's Got Talent
PCR and dNTPs survey
A 30 second Video about the Microbiome
Team Marburg and Team Bielefeld-CeBiTec
iGEM Phototrophs – Overgow the World
MEPhI can help you
Cookbook low in FODMAP/Fructan
iGEM Warriors: Rise of the Phoenix! (Comic Strip)
Restriction Enzyme Cloning Webinar
Hello iGEMers! We need your help! We are iGEM PuiChing_Macau and our project is about converting food waste into biodegradable plastic, and potentially provide a secured, meaningful and marketable re-use opportunity for food waste. Therefore, we want to study food waste all around the world, especially on the pH value. For this reason, we need your help! If you are interested in this, please contact us through email. We will provide the protocol to you! Thanks a lot for your help and good luck with your project!
Important things to note:
- Submit to igem.wmc [AT] g.puiching.edu.mo
- Email us if you have more to ask or suggest.
Thanks for your help! We are welcome for all your involvement in this project and hope to see you guys soon!
We, team iGEM Aachen and team iGEM TU Eindhoven combined our knowledge to develop a lesson plan for primary schools. The goal of this plan is to introduce children to some basic concepts within the field of chemistry and synthetic biology. This is done by letting them explore chemical phenomena in an interactive and fun way by conducting five small experiments. But we would like to expand it with more experiments from more teams! So, we ask you to participate in our project!
How to participate:
Look at our slack post! (https://igem2021global.slack.com/archives/C01RMFDB8SV/p1626976954305600) Is your experiment already mentioned in the comments below? No? Then go for it.
Please describe your experiment with a few words in the comments so that other teams don`t work on it, too.
Write a short explanation of your experiment so that the teacher can easily follow it and explain it to his pupils. Use for this our template: see attachment in the slack post.
Send your work to igem [AT] rwth-aachen [DOT] de or iGEM [AT] tue [DOT] nl until 31.08.2021
Thanks, we are looking forward to your submissions!
Experiments that are currently included in the plan are:
- The felt-tip pen experiment (chromatography)
- DIY lavalamp
- Fizzy Drink (reaction of citric acid and soda)
- Pepper and soap experiment
- Cornstarch experiment (colloid)
Hello iGEM teams! I'm from team Open Science Global (aka Friendzymes). I'm giving project management training for my teammates, and we are opening up this training for other iGEM teams. The goal is to help you organize your iGEM project so that you win gold! You will have access to a book I'm currently writing, Professional Project Management with Roam. Here's the intro video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GySZwJJl7Xo. To take part in the training, just join this Discord server: https://discord.gg/H9g2yNBfAu.
Synthetic Biology has at its core one of the most celebrated breakthroughs in science - the CRISPR/Cas technology! It is changing the way we are looking at our future - a future of creating anything! A day will come when this technology will become an indispensable part of our everyday life.
With this inspiration, Team iGEM IISER Berhampur proudly announces the mega-collaboration event - iGEM Global CRISPR Conference (iGCC)! We are inviting iGEM 2021 teams from around the world, who are using principles of CRISPR/Cas techniques in their iGEM projects and solving local problems, to join forces, share their project work and interact with fellow iGEMers at iGCC. The aim of the event is to nurture collaborations, networking and sharing ideas among such teams. Its purpose would be to continue sharing resources, provide inputs, help troubleshoot each other’s problems and contribute to the present and future iGEM community as a whole.
We request the interested iGEM teams to register for this conference by filling this form and help make this event a huge success!Event is going to be held on 15 th of August.
Form link: https://forms.gle/ayPykZ3o8TWLXW5c6
For further details, email us at igem [AT] iiserbpr.ac.in
This year Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM team is continuing the augmented reality project 6th SynBio sense. The project aims to spread the ideas of SynBio and life sciences in general so that people of all ages could learn about science. You can check it on https://igem-vilnius-ar.com
We invite iGEM teams to contribute to the spread of the project in their countries! We can send sticker files that should be printed and pasted anywhere in their city so that anyone who wants to can scan them, see the model and learn.
Hello iGEMers and fungi aficionados around the world!
This year, iGEM IISER Thiruvananthapuram is excited to organize a photo exhibition to appreciate and showcase the vast diversity of fungi in our biosphere. Fungi are often vibrant, displaying great morphological variance and amazing patterns. Capturing and documenting them will enable us to create a knowledge base of fungi within the iGEM community.
We are inviting submissions from all iGEM teams. To submit, please follow these guidelines (can also be found on our Linktree):
- Entries should be in the form of digital photographs, taken on any digital format camera. You can either capture the fungus in its natural habitat or isolate microscopic variants and capture them under a microscope. Please refer to our protocol for the collection and slide preparation of microscopic fungi here.
- The files should be submitted as .JPG or .TIFF files. If you are capturing the photographs in RAW format, make sure to color-correct your image and export them as. JPG files. Digital microscopy files can be either submitted in .JPG or .TIFF format. You can take photographs from above the eyepiece as well. Please do not edit your images too much further from basic editing.
- Please mention the name(s) of the photographer, your team name, and anything else you would like to add. Teams can submit up to a maximum of 3 entries.
- Entries should accompany the proper date and time (please mention the timezone) of photographing, as well as the device(s), used to capture the photograph.
- We appreciate the proper identification of the fungi you are photographing. If you know of any local name for the species, particular usage or related trivia, mention the same. Do describe the environmental conditions where you have spotted the species.
- Make sure the submitted entries are your team’s original work. We would love to see you behind the scenes if you wish to.
- Send your entries comprising the photograph and accompanying write-ups to igem [AT] iisertvm.ac.in. The last date for submitting entries is August 25, 2021.
The selected entries will be exhibited in our wiki and published as a photobook. We are enthusiastically looking forward to a large participation from iGEM teams round the globe.
So what are you waiting for? Go out and catch ‘em all!
Know more about the exhibition here: https://linktr.ee/igem_iisertvm.
Connect with us through social media @igem_iisertvm or email us at igem [AT] iisertvm.ac.in.
Please help our team by filling out this brief survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9ZrBjm4RXAZ-rxVBl4KHAQ6f9zUVYlN0hrW7MIla2YGHwYA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
Here is the greetings from UM_Macau.
As one of the iGEM team, we are seeking for cooperation right now. There will be a photo album collecting the pictures of different dishes that goes with beer in different areas. We will be very delighted if you can take pictures of snacks or dishes that served with beer in your place then upload them to our email igemum_macau [AT] outlook [DOT] com or the following link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1T4BXRuSthrKTDCpVlAmLYXPrKVzoMRmf Don’t forget note what did you take and which team are you from. We’d love to participate in some human practice that held by your team as well.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact us through email igemum_macau [AT] outlook [DOT] com. We’d appreciate it if you can cooperate with us, thank you so much.
Hello dear iGEMers!
We, iGEM TU_Kaiserslautern want to find out how much people in different countries know about genetic engineering and how the attitude towards it differs.
To find out about this, we have created a survey which we want you folks to spread in your university, city, or country. You can use the google form that we created and just share the link to it, or you can print out the form we prepared (in english and in german) and ask people on the street in your city to reach as much people as possible from different backgrounds. We will collect all the data and evalute the results and share it on our wiki and social media.
Please make sure that not only scientists or biologists fill out the survey.
The deadline for the results is September 15th.
Send us an email if you need the print version of it or just start spreading the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOjRFhnveVpiiWlKu4HP0RcWyPwKQkB-67RXIIuwHIDJaOxw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please let us know if you need anything else!
Thank you for participating!
Hello Fellow iGEMers!
Team SUNY_Oneonta is looking into the need for a Hardware Database for non-biological parts. During the last competition we found it unnecessarily difficult to locate hardware parts/devices we could use to advance our project. This repository/database would work similar to the Parts Repository that is already in existence. We would appreciate it if you could help us by filling out this brief 5-minute survey to gauge how useful a repository like this would be to other teams.
Survey URL: https://rebrand.ly/Oneonta_iGEM_Survey
We are the Warwick IGEM Team 2021 and we would love to share some information on our outreach project we are working on which we would love to have you included in. We are working to create a booklet which will contain information on how synthetic biology is so key to your project and will have tasks associated to each teams project too. This is aimed for students 16-18 year olds in schools to learn more about the broad field of biology beyond the scope of their current school curriculum.
For more info and to be included we would love if you could fill in our short google form by the 18th July.
Please get in contact if you have any questions, Thank you !
- Warwick IGEM Team 2021
TAS_Taipei is hosting an iGEMxSDG Impact Challenge and we would love for you to join! This collaboration is a great way to take your project to the next level by taking action to tackle urgent worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDGs are 17 goals set by the UN to address the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges worldwide. They were first introduced into iGEM in 2019 to spread awareness of the goals. This year, the 2021 TAS_Taipei team aims to take this one step further by focusing on action on top of promotion.
Because SDGs are universal, we are challenging teams to target these goals on a global level by making tasks for one another to complete. Each team’s tasks will target specific subgoals for one or more SDGs. With the collaboration of teams completing tasks across the globe, we will be targeting SDG #17: Partnerships for the Goals. On September 18th, 2021, we will hold a conference with all participating teams and discuss how we have tackled the SDGs.
Check out our challenge website below for more information, including how to participate in this project!
Challenge Website: https://tinyurl.com/iGEMxSDG-Impact-Challenge
Deadline for signing up to join the challenge is August 14, 2021. Hope to see you there :)
Contact us if you have any questions!
Our team has decided that it is high time we included in the world of synthetic biology people from backgrounds that may not have been, up until now, fortunate enough to be included. For that reason we have launched a side project that aims to engage visually impaired people in the field by translating a portion of our secondary education's biology related material to greek braille.
We believe, though, that in even more countries there is progress to be made in the field of translating to braille especially when it comes to anything biology related.
For that reason we welcome you to email us biology-related excerpts of any length in your language so we can translate them into your country's braille and thus enhance our database.
Please make sure that, in your email, you include the language that the original document is in. Moreover we kindly request that you only attach .doc and .docx files since they're much easier to handle by our side. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Hello fellow iGEMers! We are the TAS_Taipei iGEM team and this year our project aims to solve the blood shortage problem by using the enzymes necessary to convert blood types to the universal blood type O negative. We have created a survey to gather information on public knowledge and opinions on the blood donation process and we would greatly appreciate it if your team could all take the time to fill out our quick 3-minute survey! If you have any surveys, we would love to help fill them out as well.
Here is the link: https://forms.gle/zFXTyknrJaCXB1fy7
Thank you so much and good luck on all your projects! :)
We’re planning on creating a video where multiple teams will share their interest in iGEM. They can send a video as a team answering respectively the following questions:
- Introduce yourselves & your team
- What made you participate in iGEM?
- What is your favorite thing about iGEM?
Each team's video shouldn't pass 60 seconds, if you would like to participate, contact us.
- July 15th 17:00 EDT to participate
- July 30th 17:00 EDT to send the videos
Does your team have members who specialize in In-Silico Methods? Are you also passionate about In-silico tools? We, the iGEM NITW team, are working on gossypol degradation in cottonseed meal this year! We are looking for collaborators who can gather and give us information about the cottonseed industries from around the globe and (or) lend a hand in our in-silico proceedings. We are working on lots of protein-ligand interactions, and it is so interesting that we can't wait to share them with you! We would love to have a healthy collaboration where we can work on In-silico tools and share information! Are you up for it? Then don't hesitate to contact us!
If you are interested, send us a DM through our Instagram page or write us an email for more specifications before August 10, 2021
Have a great day!
Hello fellow iGEM teams! I am really excited to be telling you about the interview series Guelph iGEM is putting together. We would like to talk with teams from many different countries all over the world, and have short interviews with one or two representatives from the interested teams. Your representatives would meet with us to discuss your team's project in a way that is accessible to any viewer regardless of their educational background. These interviews will be recorded and shared via Guelph iGEM's youtube channel and instagram (igem.guelph). Time commitment is two 20-40 minute meetings, where the first is to chat with our interviewer about what we would like to discuss together, and the second is for the recorded interview. I hope to hear from you and I'm excited for all of your interviews!
Hello iGEMers ! We need your help ! We are iGEM GO Paris-Saclay and our project is about endometriosis, and finding a non-invasive diagnostic for the disease. So we want to study the knowledge of endometriosis all around the world, in the iGEM community. That’s why we made a survey. Here’s the link. Thanks a lot for your help and good luck with your project ! ;)
iGEM GO Paris-Saclay
Calling all iGEMers!!! Show us what you’ve got by combining your talent with Synthetic Biology!
We are hosting an iGEM talent show where teams can showcase their talents in the category of music, dance, art, photography, tik-tok, comedy, cooking or creative writing. All projects must relate to synthetic biology in some way. At the end, we will showcase the winning teams on our social media and share a drive which contains all submissions. This is a way to combine Synthetic Biology with different forms of art.
Please register to participate by 7/23/21 11:59 EDT. Link to register: https://forms.gle/CscsJsgNDMHRKV4T7 Submission deadline is 8/6/21 11:59 EDT. Please email us your submissions at iGEMTalentShow [AT] gmail [DOT] com
- All submissions must relate to synthetic biology.
- The submission format must be MP4, JPEG, JPG or PNG. If it's creative writing, you can submit a word document as well.
- If your submission is a video, it must be less than 5 minutes long.
- Each Team may submit one item per category. Submission deadline is August 6th. Email us your submissions: iGEMTalentShow [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
- If you would like to post your submission on social media, please use #igemsgottalent
- You must register in on order to participate!
- Registration deadline is July 23rd.
- In the email, please include:
- Team name
- Names of members who contributed to the work
- The category you're submitting to (one per submission)
- A short description of how your project relates to synthetic biology
Feel free to email/ DM us if you have any questions!
Hello fellow iGEMers!
We are iGEM Athens and this year the aim of our project is the in vivo production of dNTPs and DNA polymerase for an in situ one-pot PCR. We hope this project will help with the accessibility and decentralization of dNTP production. For this reason we need your help! In order to make our product tailored to your needs, we would appreciate it if you could complete the brief survey below.
Link for survey: tinyurl.com/u3dmw9b3
Feel free to send us any requests and suggestions.
We are looking forward to your answers! :D
Hello, we’re team iBowu-China, and we’re initiating a collaborative outreach project: BioDoodle—a brief introduction of biological concepts to all K12 readers. If your team sees this invitation, we hope that you can pass it around to all the iGEM teams so that we can jointly form an engaging final product.
All iGEMers with artistic talents or are interested in creative activities are welcome to join. Once you’re done, our team will compile the drawings, publish them as a colouring book, and credit the incredible artists and teams who participated. This will be an amazing opportunity to illustrate the beauty of our iGEM community along with the fascination with synthetic biology!
How to register:
- Follow this link to register via this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12B4lPVgTl9vBcI99UGMz8tM8hgUowGY4zTuZT0-5y7c/edit?usp=sharing
- Select an idea to draw and write your team name beside it on the sheet (this ensures that the topics each team choose do not overlap)
Here are the requirements:
- Must be based on biology facts (refer to the link)
- Only black outlines (no colour fill)
- One page per iGEM team (or more only if you got too caught up in drawing :))
- Similar to the style of the Secret Garden Colouring Book (please refer to the photos attached to see a sample and explanation of what we drew!!)
- A brief introduction to your team’s illustration (under 100 words
Important things to note:
- Deadline: July 23rd
- Should be in jpeg., PDF, or png
- Submit to helen.zhang [AT] tts.edu.sg or to our official instagram account (@ibowu_china2021)
- Message us on instagram (@ibowu_china2021) if you have more to ask or suggest!!
Thank you so much! We welcome all your involvement in this project and hopefully, see you guys soon!
Ever dreamed about publishing your own work?
As a continuation of last year, we are organizing a proceedings journal called MSP Vector. We hope to provide you the opportunity to get familiar with the process of wiring and publishing your own work! Strong communication skills are crucial for scientists; what better way to learn than by diving straight into it?
This journal will work like a regular scientific journal. The first step is to write the abstract. Once all first drafts of the articles are done and submitted, it’s time for peer reviewing. Each article will be peer reviewed by another team. Meaning you will not only be the author of a peer-reviewed article, but also a peer reviewer yourself! The type of article you want to write is up to your team to decide. This can be an original research paper, but also a literature review or even an interview. There are plenty of creative ways to collaborate and publish your work!
Applying is very easy. Just send in a short abstract (100-300 words) via e-mail until June 30th. The abstract should cover the topic of your article. Don’t worry there is no need to have results already, just a brief abstract on what you are planning to write about is already enough. It is possible submit more than one article per team, but please keep in mind that the maximum number of articles per team is three. Moreover, might not all the additional articles be featured in the printed version. For more information check out our website: https://msp-igem-journal.steenredeker.net/ or contact us under igem.maastricht.journal [AT] gmail [DOT] com .
Thank you for your consideration!
Have a nice day!
Greetings fellow iGEMers we would like to propose a short collaboration that involves the microbiome and we would like to help you promote your project as part of our initiative -that will take place on the 27th of June- to raise awareness about the microbiome. Our idea is a short video consisting all the igem teams that work with the various microbiomes to submit to us a clip describing their project and how it affects the world. Also after we are planning on creating a discord server so we can meet and chat about our projects!!! The requirements are 1) A 30 second clip (+- 10 seconds) in landscape mode ( not handheld) 2) A person speaking directly to the camera with a distance of 1m 3) Submit date is 23/6 and you must submit through the google drive link that we will provide for you If you are interested in participating. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!
Hello fellow iGEMers!
Does your team work with phototrophic organisms this year? Is working with plants or algae rather new for you? Do you want the opportunity of fulfilling your collaboration medal criterion?
Team Marburg and Team Bielefeld-CeBiTec are happy to introduce you to our plans on forming a global community consisting of iGEMers who work with phototrophic organisms. We want to establish a platform for iGEM-Teams this year and every year yet to come to simplify the work with phototrophic organisms, exchange ideas and to help each other.
Additionally, we have organised Meet-ups every 3 weeks, the first one will be on June 26th. Enjoy interesting talks, informative presentations and a troubleshooting session as well as a fun game night afterwards. Join our Slack-Workplace, join the Phototrophs! Just fill out the google form below and we will contact you. https://forms.gle/fw6yhG36Wskagpj8A
We, team MEPhI, would like to inform you that we are ready to help you with your research. You can feel free to contact us if you need to use:
complex of equipment irradiation of materials (alpha, beta, gamma radiation, photons, electrons, neutrons and protons), complex of equipment for experimental surgical operating room, confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy
or to do: bioinformatic data analysis, molecular cloning, analysis of materials for biocompatibility, irradiation of materials, sterilization of materials by radiation, application of radioactive labels We also can send you silicon nanoparticles with amino group. You can use it for transport of RNA and DNA.
We will be happy to help you!!! With love - your team MEPhI
Hi fellow iGEM folks!!
We, the iGEM Team Vienna, are looking for collaborators who want to help us create a diverse cookbook for people affected by FODMAP sensibility, which is connected to diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (which are the diseases we want to target with our project this year).
Therefore, we would like to ask you to find a low or no FODMAP recipe from your country or create one yourself and send it to us.
- Contact us via igem.vienna2021 [AT] boku.ac.at if you want to participate, we will then supply you with more information!
- Recipe with
- Low/no FODMAP/Fructan content
- Easy to understand and follow.
- Exact measurements of the ingredients should be given.
- Please send the final draft as text file titled: GroupName_RecipeName to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject matter “Cookbook low in FODMAP/Fructan”.
- If possible, add one or several picture of your dish, even better if the cook or your team was included.
I want to thank you very much in participating in our recipe book! The book will be finalized until September, and every participating team will, of course, get at least a pdf with the collected recipes.
Have your paints dried and the stories have lost their luster? iGEM 2021 team of IISER Bpr is here with an idea that will get your creativity jumping in happiness!
With all the new iGEM teams introducing their topics in this time period, it would be great to convey the importance of the topics through a more 'fun' way. So we thought of comic strips. The story line is available in our instagram highlights [Instagram id:- @igem.iiserbpr], interested teams need to make standalones with similar storyline. Deadline for submission will be 10th June, 2021 and the final versions are to be submitted through our iGEM mail id:- igem [AT] iiserbpr.ac.in. Interested teams please register here.
Link for registration:- https://forms.gle/557qpxWwgKVnZ3V26
Hello fellow iGEM teams,
We, the iGEM team Düsseldorf 2021, have decided to do another round of our postcard project! If you are interested in a cool cooperation project with other teams then this might be just for you! Every year the iGEM team Düsseldorf does the postcard project. We ask you to design a postcard, which describes your project well. Then you send a couple of copies to us and we'll send them around the world to other teams.
- The specifications:
- Send us a DM per Instagram @igem_duesseldorf or to igem002 AT uni-duesseldorf DOT de if you're in!
- The deadline for notifying us if you're in is the 1st of June.
- The postcard should be in standard postcard format: 14,8 cm x 10,5 cm
- The image should be related to your project or synthetic biology on the front.
- On the back there should be a small informational text.
- Until the 15th of July your package with the postcards needs to be sent to us. If you have any questions left, just contact us and we will give you more information!
Hello fellow iGEM teams,
This year, Lambert iGEM wants to help out some new teams integrate into the world of synthetic biology. This collaboration is an interactive webinar to help you all learn about the restriction enzyme cloning workflow! Throughout these past 9 years as a team, we have formulated a more efficient workflow and would love to share our tips and tricks to guide you with the wetlab aspect of your project. If you attend, you will receive a copy of our presentation to refer back to as you continue your iGEM journey. The tentative date for this workshop is Saturday, May 15, at 2:00 pm EST.
If you are interested in this webinar, please fill out the link: https://forms.gle/LCtkTMSYDrJn6ive8. We look forward to meeting you! Feel free to contact us with any questions at igem.lamb AT gmail DOT com