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 .
A day in the lab
UV-radiation and protection survey
Synthetic biology survey
Team Marburg & Paris Bettencourt
Remote Lab survey
Cancer concern survey
Synbio Workbook Translation
"NATTO IT OUT" Public Survey
Impact Webinar and Workshop
Sepsis Awareness Symposium
Team NOUS / Greece_United
NEYCFLS_China Mask Survey
Stanford iGEM Food-Drug Interaction Survey
Teams Thessaloniki, Patras, ULaval and Concordia-Montreal
Team Duke, DKU
Duke x DKU Mini Jamboree
iGEM for Beginners
IISER-Pune-India, Stony_Brook, Hong_Kong_HKU, Toulouse_INSA-UPS
International iGEM Ocean Conference!
Brazillian Synthetic Biology Olympiad
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
Dear fellow iGEM Teams,
iGEM Calgary wants to hear about YOUR opinions on electronic waste recycling! Complete our short survey for the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!! Survey link: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_bda7KfSbsv8J618
The survey should take around 10 minutes and it is completely anonymous! We hope to gather public opinions about e-waste recycling in order to support our HP narrative. Our project this year aims to utilize e-waste as a source of rare earth elements, a hugely important resource that is becoming scarce. Please share and spread the word, your time and input is greatly appreciated! Feel free to reach out with any comments, questions, or concerns. For more information, follow our Instagram: @igemcalgary
Thank you for your support. Sincerely, iGEM Calgary.
In this collaboration, we gathered time-lapse videos from various iGEM teams indicating how they spend one day in their lab as a representation of our lab lives during the iGEM season.
Around 2.3 billion people suffer from caries. The preventative measures include dietary restrictions, exposure to adequate doses of fluoride, and tooth brushing. However, inappropriate tooth brushing may cause dental cavities and harm gums. Therefore, safer and unified oral hygiene methods are in demand. Our project is focused on oral hygiene. We engineer a protease to target the SALSA protein, responsible for bacteria accumulation on the tooth surface. We expect that cleaving SALSA will remove bacteria even from inaccessible areas, making oral hygiene more efficient. See the link below:
https://forms.gle/sAM72nK2N3RbKn318 In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on Instagram (@igemestonia) of Facebook (Estonia iGEM).
iGEM2021 giant jamboree is coming up! We aim to gather the high schools attending iGEM in Beijing and provide an opportunity to communicate, as well as collaborate. Having troubles with wiki building, or practicing? This is a chance to share resources, experiences, and search for solutions together.
Dear fellow iGem Teams,
in oder of our project "Tardisun - innovative UV Protection" we need your help. To give you an idea of what we are doing, here a short summary of our project:
Our project TardiSun-innovative UV-Power takes advantage of the DSUP protein, which can be found in tardigrades and protects the DNA from UV-radiation. The aim of the project is to improve the life cell imaging method by using the protein within HeLa-cells. Furthermore, we like to express and isolate the protein in Escherichia coli to dissolve the protein into a liquid. In this context we want to find out if the absorbance properties are independent of the DNA protection function. The developed liquid could be used to protect other surfaces.
For the last part of our Project we need you Help. We would like to get an overview on the general attitude and knowledge of people about UV radiation and how it impacts your body.
It only takes five minutes of your time to fill out our Survey, it is completely anonymous and no data or information about yourself will be collected.
The Survey: https://easy-feedback.de/umfrage/1376812/uV5w30
Thank you for you Help and Support!
Greetings from team iGEM IISER Kolkata.
With the motto to Inspire, Educate and Impact. We have launched a Campaign "Disabled in STEM". We aim to inspire young students with disabilities to pursue science. We want to highlight the challenges current students with disabilities face in pursuing their higher education in STEM fields seek impactful solutions to make science more inclusive and accessible and create awareness about it in the general public. This will help our society understand the problem and create an accessible workspace and educational environment.
The social media campaign consists of two segments. The first segment will highlight scientists with disabilities who made a golden impact on science—followed by the second segment, a series highlighting students with disabilities pursuing science. Here we will explore their love for science, understand their challenges, and seek impactful suggestions to make science more accessible.
Please help us in this endeavour by sharing this form with your fellow students who identify themselves as disabled. Please enable them to fill-up the form and provide the necessary assistance.
Note: The form can also be answered in audio format. To access questions in audio form and answer in your voice please use google chrome and add the "Talk and comment" extension". You can disable the extension after your use. Disclaimer - "Talk and Comment" is a third-party app, use at your own risk.
We will rightfully attribute your team by adding your team's logo on our social media posters featuring the student you facilitated. And will give your team credits for promoting the survey in the captions and on our wiki.
Our team will use the information collected from this form for the second segment of the campaign. We will release the content in a form of posters on our team's social media pages - Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook; to create awareness about the challenges and the possible ways to help.
Follow our social media handles for regular updates. If you have any queries regarding this collaboration request, write to us at team[dot]igem[at]iiserkol[dot]ac[dot]in, with the subject "Disabled in STEM ''.
Together we can make STEM more inclusive and accessible. #Disabled_In_STEM
Team iGEM IISER Kolkata
Our team needs your help in collecting information to challenge the relevance of our project. Thus, we are kindly asking you to fill out our survey: https://forms.gle/k6BrubAN1o7NFYRM6
The Remote Lab project is a part of our collaboration between iGEM Marburg and iGEM Paris Bettencourt. Our goal is to improve characterisation and sucessfull assembly among the igem teams thanks to collaboration. Therefore we want to collect your informations and opinions about how you plan on making genetic assembly.
If you are eager to help us and to learn about this project feel free to fill this 5 minutes max survey : https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/CBTCD5D
This might be very usefull for us to give this project a direction that fits to your expectations.
If you have any question don't hesitate to ask
Thanks in advances,
Best of luck
Good day to you, fellows iGEMers!
Our team needs your help with translating and distributing the cancer concern survey, which we have created in order to assess the oncological diseases concern in different social and cultural groups. It is difficult to imagine a better opportunity to carry out this survey than with the help of hundreds of teams from all over the world!
Thus, we will kindly ask you to translate our survey from English to your native language and distribute it among as many people as possible.
The survey text you can find in the link below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18485moWYl7tk0yYPRIAgwXcdzJS4MQmg-1gVCByZjE4/edit
Here is the English version of this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1plUB1UJzoZ1xjgRlpQROz39cIl_50dC9fZk4gLPYoEM/edit
After ending the distribution, please, send us the results in a table (if you have created a new google form in your native language) or provide us with the information about how many people could pass this survey (if you have distributed the english version). Since then, your team will be mentioned in the page of this survey on our wiki.
If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me
Greetings, fellow iGEMer!
In order to spread awareness about synthetic biology and to train synbio enthusiasts, we have made " A beginners guide to Synthetic Biology", a workbook prepared for high-school / undergraduate students or anyone interested and new to this field. In order to disseminate this information to the masses and to educate people from diverse backgrounds, we're hoping to translate it into major languages spoken on the planet. We need help from iGEM teams who are proficient in them to help us translate this. The languages in which we're looking for translators are -
Please contact us if your team is interested in contributing to this project and collaborating with us. We will share details for translation over email.
Hi there, we hope this message finds you well!!
We're the UNESP Brazil team. We're working on a survey about the fees of iGEM's Registrations and how much it costs to different countries, based on its minimum wage and the local currency! It would be great if you could help us by filling the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQRCRTK), it's just one filling per team!
Thanks in advance!!
For more information, follow our Instagram: igem.unesp.brazil
Hello everyone! We are Team 2021 NYCU-iGEM, "NATTO IT OUT!"
Our project aims to prevent risks of cardiovascular diseases through detection of thrombosis with the help of ontogenetic systems, and break down the thrombosis by giving the patient an E. coli probiotic that is able to release precise and personalized amounts of nattokinase.
We hope to gather your opinions through our public survey:
It takes only a few minutes, but it will help us a lot. Thank you!
For more information, follow our Instagram: nycu_taipei.igem
The TKS_international team has spent the last 8 months training problem-solving mindsets, such as the MECE framework, and is excited to share their knowledge with other iGEM teams! We will be holding a webinar to discuss the different frameworks we have learned, and then after that a workshop to help each team individually analyze the impact of their current iGEM project. These skills can be used to build a team's wiki, reach out to sponsors, and even help a team decide if they want to continue their project! We want to help share our knowledge to further spread the impact of iGEM projects across the globe!
Hello iGEM Teams!
iGEM 2021 University of Rochester team Bio-Spire is excited to announce a webinar on wetlab and hardware techniques. To make the world of synthetic biology more innovative, and creative to new teams, we are aiming to introduce a variety of molecular biology and hardware techniques, which might be an essential part of a project in synthetic biology. We would like to invite you to together make a series of presentations on various experiments we are running in our labs. All recordings will be posted on the team's YouTube Channel.
Below find different topics our team would like to present on:
- How does microfluidics work?
- Aptamers and their advantages comparing to antibodies
- PCR and/or RCA
- How to make your own biosensor?
- How to incorporate screen-printed electrodes into your design?
- Cyclic voltammetry
- Molecular cloning
Please, respond to uofr.igem [AT] gmail [DOT] com by 9/10, if you want to participate. Email us with topics you would like to talk about or pick a few from the list above
Hello iGEM teams,
iGEM 2021 University of Rochester team Bio-Spire is pleased to announce the Sepsis Awareness Symposium, which will be held on the September, 18th. Sepsis is characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction resulting from the body’s abundant response to an infection. With almost 50 million cases of sepsis and 11 million sepsis-related deaths worldwide in 2017, sepsis is a widespread condition and—in early stages—can be complicated to diagnose and to distinguish from symptoms of other prevalent diseases, such as pneumonia and inflammatory bowel disease. The “golden hour” is a period of time after serious injury during which the medical professionals have the highest possibility to prevent the patient from death. Because of the “golden hour” recognition and treatment protocol, timely treatment is essential for positive outcomes. The aim of this event is to promote awareness of sepsis to students, professors, faculty and the general public by educating about the condition, the consequences of misdiagnosis, and the need for a more accurate, quick diagnosis and more effective treatment. The event is scheduled to be running for 3-4 hours on the 18th of September.
We would like to invite iGEM teams to attend the symposium and listen about the diagnostics and treatment of sepsis, and complications faced by medical professionals when working with potentially septic patients. We will have both team members and medical professionals talk about these topics. Let us know if you want to attend the symposium by 9/17 and feel free to email us with any questions about sepsis and/or the symposium.
Additionally, we would like to learn about statistics and policies regarding sepsis in various countries. Currently, 20% of all deaths worldwide are due to sepsis, making it an international concern. Many countries, hospitals and companies are looking for ways to prevent, diagnose and treat sepsis as best as possible. We would like to ask iGEM teams to fill out this survey about sepsis (linked below), with the goal of learning how it is tackled in different countries.
Thank you for participating in this survey! We hope to hear from you and see you at our Sepsis Awareness Symposium.
Hello fellow iGEMers!
We are hoping to start a new initiative called “expARTiments” inspired by ELTA (Hellenic Post Office).
We are asking teams to send us photos of their experiments, or their microscopes, schematics you liked, diagrams, plots, or anything else from your time in iGEM that you liked and find artistic. The goal is to create a collection of photos in a collage or mosaic that depicts, through little moments, our whole experience this amazing year. Then we hope to send it to anyone who participated so they can print it in a poster or use it to decorate their wikis.
If you hope to participate you can send as many photos as you like until 1st of October to our email: igemnous [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
Please make sure to include:
(1) your team’s name so we can include you in our collaborations,
(2) a short description of each photo and
(3) the credits for each photo.
Thank you for your time. Hope to see your beautiful photos soon!
Hello fellow iGEMers! We are team NEYCFLS_China and this year our project is aimed at creating a mask using biologically synthesized indigo that will enhance its anti-pathogenic properties. This survey is created to gather info on personal opinions on masks and we would appreciate it if you can help us fill out this minute-long survey!
Hello, iGEM teams of the world!
We are iGEM Stanford, and this year we’re working on a gut microbiome-based defense against potentially toxic interactions between drugs and grapefruits. We’re looking for input on how to shape our education efforts—so we’d really appreciate it if you could fill out a quick 5-minute survey about your knowledge of food-drug interactions!
The link is below. Your answers will be kept fully anonymous (we ask for your email solely to protect against repeat submissions) and your responses will shape how our project is delivered, as well as potential future steps. Every team that participates will be listed as a collaborator with our project - and we’d appreciate as many people affiliated with your team participating as possible!
Thank you for your help! If you have any questions, feel free to email our team members Allison Argueta at argueta9 [AT] stanford [DOT] edu or Joshua Buchi at josh2000 [AT] stanford [DOT] edu.
Dear iGEMers and Teams,
The Université de Paris BioMedical Engineering team is pleased to announce a neoteric one month collaboration iGEMathon starting 3rd of September, 2021. iGEMathon concentrates on creating a novel online iGEM Human Practices & Integrated Human Practices, Ethics, Research Journal LifeStory.
iGEMathon enthusiastically offers teams to participate in a eventful, proactive two-phase planned enterprise resulting in teams coinventing this year’s LifeStory. Looking at Life and the Story of Stories of Synthetic Biology, we welcome all teams who would be interested!
Hello iGEM Teams!
You might have seen a collaboration by team ULaval and team Concordia-Montreal regarding Women in STEM a few weeks ago followed closely by Rosalind Chronicles by team Patras and team Thessaloniki. Since our collaboration ideas were quite similar, after (not much) deliberation all of our teams agreed that this was a perfect opportunity to merge our collaborations to make an even bigger one!
As part of our new merged collaboration with our fellow teams Patras, Thessaloniki and Concordia-Montréal we are very pleased to announce you our collaborative idea “Rosalind Chronicles”, a Bulletin Board to honor the contribution of Women in STEM in a larger scale!
How can you participate? It’s easy, all you need is to go to this link https://forms.gle/tq1pfwoKM1sU2AGw7 to submit a short description (max 250 words) about an inspiring woman in STEM along with a photo of the chosen scientist, a photo of your team’s women teammates and your team’s name. All of these researchers will be displayed for everybody to see, which will allow teams to:
- Feel inspired and develop an appreciation for what women can do and are doing in STEM
- To get to know what research is done in other countries and find new research opportunities
- Develop your scientific curiosity
So, what are you waiting for? This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate what women are doing in synthetic biology from all over the world. Help us encourage other aspiring scientists to pursue their dream career by submitting a description.
As we have gathered all of your photos and information, we will place them in a chronological order upon an interactive bulletin board, with a little surprise at the end!
If questions you may have, in an email sent at igem [AT] bcm [DOT] ulaval [DOT] ca, answers you may receive.
Thank you for your participation and together, let’s inspire the next generation of scientists (and iGEM members of course).
Team ULaval, team Patras, team Thessaloniki and team Concordia-Montréal
PS: If your team can’t access the form (a Google account is required) please send us an email so we can send you the form that way. Also, for teams that already submitted an entry in the form of the past collab (ULaval x Concordia), don’t worry we will keep them and work with what you have done.
Duke and DKU are looking to host the Duke x DKU Mini Jamboree, where teams will have the opportunity to meet, talk about their projects, and learn more about synthetic biology. The jamboree will take place virtually on one day, and all teams are welcome to attend, regardless of their project focus and location. Interested teams will have the opportunity to present their work and participate in a collaborative educational project. Furthermore, guest speakers will be invited to give talks about their research. To express interest, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/Nqaf1ipMJGkoPzxDA. The deadline for the form is 8/31/21 at 11:59 PM EST. We look forward to seeing everyone and getting to learn about the amazing work of iGEMers!
Would you like to make a collaboration between equipment but do not have the time? 🤔 Would you like to make one that only takes you a few minutes? 👀
°°. Then this call is for you . °° 🌈
All iGEM teams can be enrolled if you have little or too much time ⌛
The important thing to be part of this activity is to share your experiences, anecdotes, problems and everything that is needed to participate in the IGEM competition.🧬🔬 Everything will be collected in a manual that will serve as a guide for new teams📚
⚠️If you are interested you can fill out the attached form. (Coming soon) https://forms.gle/2qgz3LoTNNW1PGa88
✅ Deadline: August 22.
Hello iGEM Teams!
We're really excited to announce that Team IISER-Pune-India, along with three fantastic teams, Stony_Brook, Hong_Kong_HKU, Toulouse_INSA-UPS, is organizing the Cyanobacteria Symposium 2021! This symposium will be spread across two days. The first day is packed with exciting project presentations that will give teams working on cyanobacteria a chance to present their projects to cyanobacterial experts worldwide, like Dr Daniel Ducat and Prof. Himadri Pakrasi, and get their valuable feedback.
Though it's called the 'Cyanobacteria Symposium,' teams not specializing in cyanobacteria would definitely find it worthwhile to attend the second day's events, including workshops on wiki design and building/project presentation techniques and exciting talks by synthetic biology experts, fun games, and more!
Drop us a text/email by August 11 if your team would like to attend Day 1 and present in front of our wonderful judges! Day 2 is open to all the iGEM teams, and we hope to see you all in large numbers!!
Hope you’re all doing fine ^^ My name is Pedro and I am part of team iGEM NOVA_LxPortugal 2021! Our team is currently organizing an online event and we are looking for European teams whose projects are related with marine environmental concerns. In this event, the aim is to discuss our projects and collect feedback from specialists in various fields, which will also be invited to join our meeting. If you’re interested in collaborating with us and/or would like to know more details, don’t hesitate to contact us!
-Team NOVA_LxPortugal 2021
Greetings, fellow igemers!
We from the iGEM USP Team are building the first ever Brazilian Olympiad of Synthetic Biology (OBBS). It will be an academic competition aimed at high school students and will be happen nationwide throughout Brazil.The goal is to spread knowledge about synthetic biology and also showcase the great network of collaboration and support that we have through iGEM, so we would love to have the iGEM community participating in this project by submitting questions we can feature in the olympiad's tests.
In the following link you'll find a pdf file with more information about the project and a detailed guide on how your team can collaborate with us.
Feel free to reach up to us if you have any questions!
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 September 15, 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 email@example.com 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