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After iGEM | Open Science & Accessibility

Open Science & Accessibility Network

Open (Tech) Talk Series

The Open Talks project consists of a set of lectures with speakers involved in open (bio) sciences and technologies. The series will be held every three weeks on Saturdays at 14:00 UTC, starting July 3rd and up until September 25th.

Mission and Vision

The Steering Group for the iGEM Open Science and Accessibility (OScA) Network, founded in 2021, was created by observing how accessibility barriers prevent many people, especially in certain regions, from participating in synthetic biology. iGEM is already a global community and is well-positioned to be at the forefront of making synthetic biology more supportive, cooperative, and international.

In OScA, we aim to foster global networks of regional support for emerging synthetic biologists by promoting collaborative work based on the different needs of each community.

We also hope to help our iGEM community in promoting their work in a more accessible and inclusive way, by using open and citizen science principles to achieve that. To facilitate the work and reach out to more communities, we are divided into three regional sub-groups: Americas, APAC and EMEA.

You can contact our Steering Group at after-opensci@igem.org.

Open Science & Accessibility Network in 2021

#1
Collaborate with iGEM Global Alliance of Synbio Associations Initiative in connecting regional communities in Synbio.
#2
Facilitate people's participation in the Open Science and Technologies community (Software, Hardware, Biotech).
#3
Study how to extend access to tools and create general resources for groups starting projects in Biotech and Synbio.
#4
Develop translated content in at least 5 languages to explain iGEM’s approach to synthetic biology.

2021 Projects

Group Members

Cibele Zolnier
Chair (Global and Americas)
Curitiba, Brazil
Nana Oye
Chair EMEA
Accra, Ghana
Muhammad Maulana
Chair APAC
Bekasi, Indonesia
Tessa Alexanian
Advisor
Toronto, Canada
Avadhoot Jadhav
Member
Pune, India
Deborah Schafhauser
Member
Itapema, Brazil
Diego Rosas
Member
Oaxaca, Mexico
Erikan Baluku
Member
Kampala. Uganda
Estefany Martínez
Member
Estado de México, México
Gyanaranjan Parida
Member
Dhenkanal, India
Heloisa Oss Boll
Member
Brasilia, Brazil
Heng (Annika) Shi
Member
Beijing,China
Jaume Puig
Member
Sabadell, Spain
Kelly Bacherman
Member
Florida, USA
Luna Eresta Jaya
Member
Kobe, Japan
Mahmoud AbdelGawad
Member
Cairo, Egypt
Maria José Durán
Member
Texas, USA
Mirudula E
Member
Mohali, India
Mohammad Mansour
Member
Cairo, Egypt
Osman Padilla Meza
Member
Sant Esteve d'en Bas, Spain
Shrey Singh
Member
Kobe, Japan
Stephen Mukuze
Member
Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
Sudarshan GC
Member
Paris, France
Tejas Borkar
Member
Nanded, India
Tim Ho
Member
North Carolina, USA
Umut Bilgiç
Member
Darmstadt, Germany
Youssef Abdelmaksoud
Member
Cairo, Egypt