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iGEM 2017 Announcements

iGEM speaking at SB7.0 in Singapore

iGEM is attending the 7th international meeting on Synthetic Biology on June 13 - 16 in Singapore. Make sure to stop by and say hello at our exhibitor booth and come hear iGEM's talks.

  • Meagan Lizarazo, iGEM Vice President, will be a speaker in the 'Sharing & Education' session on June 15 at 1:30p - 3:30p
  • Piers Millett, Director of iGEM Safety & Security, will be a speaker in the 'Security' session on June 15 at 11:00a - 12:30p
  • Megan Palmer, Director of Human Practices, will be a speaker in the 'Security' session on June 15 at 11:00a - 12:30p
  • iGEM speaking at SynBioBeta London

    iGEM will participate in the 'World Showcase' Lighning talk on Tuesday April 4th. Attending the event? Make sure to stop by and say hello at our exhibitor booth. Meagan Lizarazo, iGEM Vice President, will be joining industry leaders on April 4th at the Session1: Lightning Talks, World Showcase. Come and learn what's new with iGEM and make sure to stop at our booth for some tasty treats!

    iGEM Strategy Retreat: Engaging the Community

    iGEM hosted its first global strategy meeting in Granada, Spain in February, 2017. Over 20 leading experts in synthetic biology from Europe, North America, and Asia joined iGEM headquarters for this inaugural meeting.

    With the goal of understanding regional dynamics, all participants were invited to discuss their experiences and views about iGEM and synthetic biology overall. The meeting also focused on enhancing the iGEM community experience beyond that of the competition and the Giant Jamboree. Look for more details on community engagement activities in the upcoming months as we prepare to introduce a new program for 2017 and beyond!

    To learn more about what was discussed visit http://igem.org/Global_Impact

    iGEM Safety & Security Retreat: Engaging the Community

    In February 2017, iGEM held it's first Safety and Security Retreat. The meeting brought together experts from around the world, and looked at both emerging issues that could challenge safety and security in synthetic biology and what iGEM might need to do to address them.

    Efforts at the meeting were expert-led, drawing upon the collective knowledge present to help identify issues iGEM will need to deal with in the shorter-term and those we will need to consider in the years to come. This meeting was the first in a series of planned events on safety and security.

    To learn more about what was discussed visit the here and remember to check out the Safety Hub for competition related details.

    iGEM @ SXSW

    iGEM's ground breaking work on safety and security was showcased at SXSW on March 15th. A panel arguing that it was time for a security update for biotechnology saw iGEM's work in this area being highlighted as how to effectively build a security culture and laying the foundations for more sustainable, scalable, security solutions. The panel included current or former iGEM track and committee chairs in software, human practices and safety and security.

    Learn more by visiting: Biotechnology Needs a Security Update

    Sponsor iGEM and Show your SUPPORT to Teams

    Not a team member, no problem! Become a Partner and support teams and the iGEM Program. Have the next iGEM project be on your focus area with our Partner Innovation Proposals or have your product or service be integral to their work by offering Partner Special Offers

    Become a Mentor and help current teams navigate through iGEM. Give advice and share your experiences and lessons learned with teams new to iGEM.

    Team Registration for iGEM 2017 is OPEN!

    We look forward to welcoming you to iGEM 2017! To register you team just have your team PI create an igem.org user account, complete the team application and submit the team registration fee.

    Are you a High School team or Community Lab team? Please see your additional team registration materials.

    Avoid late fees and register your team before March 31, 2017

    Visit the COMPETITION Hub

    Check out the 2017 Competition Hub to learn about iGEM 2017! Here you'll find details about Team Requirements, Registration, Rules of Conduct, Required Deliverables, Track Selection, and Positive Contribution. All team members should read through everything on the Competition Hub before kicking off your iGEM project!

    iGEM PLOS Online Peer Review Jamboree

    On the 28th of January, iGEM, PLOS and Breezio hosted the first online Peer-Review Jamboree for iGEM 2016 projects. Twenty-two teams submitted high quality manuscripts through the Breezio online platform to be considered for review in PLOS Collections. 73 users from 17 countries left almost four hundred comments for the authors of the articles.

    Please see our PLOS iGEM Collaboration page for more information about the event, links to papers and instructions on next steps for authors.

    iGEM speaks at United Nations Biodiversity Conference​

    This past December Meagan Lizarazo, iGEM Vice President, made a statement in support of synthetic biology at the United Nations BioDiversity Conference in Cancun, Mexico. iGEM headquarter staff, along with 5 iGEM delegates, participated in the event, joining over 7,000 participants from 170 countries and over 400 organizations as they came together to address biodiversity on a global scale. For more on the conference and iGEM's participation visit us at: http://igem.org/Global_Impact

    Welcome to 2017.igem.org

    iGEM is excited to announce the launch of the iGEM 2017 competition website! 2017.igem.org will be your key resource for all competition related details and announcements. Visit this page often for news and updates. To get started, learn about competition requirements and registration by visiting 2017.igem.org/Competition. Major deadlines have been posted! See the competition calendar for details on when things are due by visiting: ​http://2017.igem.org/Calendar

    Partner Offer: iGEMers receive 30% off SynBioBeta Event Registration

    A special discount offer is available for the iGEM community. Both past and present iGEM participants can attend SynBioBeta London (April 4-6) and SynBioBeta San Francisco (October 3-5) at a discounted price. To learn more about SynBioBeta and receive your 30% discount code click here.

    iGEM 2017 announces Partner Sponsor & Special Offers

    We are proud to announce our Partner Sponsors & Special Offers for iGEM 2017. We welcoming back IDT's free custom DNA offer, Mathwork's free software kit (includes 12 products!) and Agilent's free SureVector kit. Visit the Partner's page to learn more and make sure to check back often for the latest updates.

    New to iGEM? Not sure what to expect?

    Experience iGEM by looking back at the completed season. Visit the official iGEM 2016 Giant Jamboree photo library or watch the wrap up video of event highlights here.

    iGEM in the News!
    Hear what others are saying about iGEM. Visit the iGEM in the News page for a growing list of articles and videos.




    iGEM 2016 Announcements

    Giant Jamboree Accommodations: Sheraton Hotel Room block sold out
    Attention all iGEM Teams: The Sheraton Hotel room block is sold out.Please see the Giant Jamboree Accommodations page for additional suggestions for nearby hotels.
    Looking for iGEM Delegates iGEM Headquarters is preparing to participate in Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13). In this event, delegates from all over the world will discuss synthetic biology and its research. iGEM is looking for enthusiastic candidates who would like to join us for this conference. Visit COPMOP page to apply.
    iGEM HQ speaking at SynBioBeta SF 2016!




    Exhibitor Opportunities at the Giant Jamboree!
    Event Exhibitor: Meet with todays brightest young minds and experts in synthetic biology.
    Career Fair Exhibitor: As part of the iGEM 2016 Giant Jamboree weekend, iGEM is hosting a career fair event on Sunday October 30 to foster relationships within the synthetic biology community. This unique opportunity offers top employers a chance to meet with iGEM participants and discuss career opportunities.

    The event takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, USA.
    Become an exhibitor by contacting us at hq AT igem DOT org or visit Giant Jamboree event page to learn more.
    Workshops at the Giant Jamboree!
    In addition to the main portion of the Jamboree which is the team presentations and posters, we will be offering workshop sessions on the latest opportunities, trends and advancements in synthetic biology. Visit our event page to learn more.
    Giant Jamboree Registration!
    Join us at the iGEM 2016 Giant Jamboree, an annual event that showcases work from the iGEM season. All iGEM teams are invited to present their synthetic biology projects and compete for prizes. This year iGEM will host over 275 international, multidisciplinary teams who are eager to share and celebrate their work. The event takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, USA.
    To register, please see Giant Jamboree Registration.
    Get ready for iGEM 2016! Be sure to read the requirements for participation, and see the Resources page for helpful information as you build your team and gather resources for participation.
    Interested in joining the judging team for iGEM 2016? You can sign up to be notified when the judging application is open! 2016.igem.org/Judging.

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