After iGEM | Ambassador Program
The iGEM Ambassadors represent and promote iGEM and synthetic biology in their respective regions. The iGEM Ambassadors are a diverse and international team of regional leaders who have experienced iGEM and now work together to promote initiatives to expand iGEM and collaborate with local stakeholders to disseminate cooperation across their community.
The pilot Ambassador Program was held in 2006 and was re-launched in 2017. The Ambassadors attended regional events, encouraged local teams and supported the implementation of new iGEM teams. The program continued in 2018 and has now returned for the 2019 season.
1. Find, connect with, and excite past iGEMers
The After iGEM community is made up of over 40,000 iGEMers and holds tremendous potential in impacting the development of iGEM and synthetic biology worldwide. The iGEM Ambassadors work with iGEMers to build a support network which enables alumni to share their experiences and to give back to the iGEM community. The iGEM Ambassadors work with alumni to create workshops, receptions, and other events to bring togethers iGEMers past, present, and future to create a vibrant and supportive iGEM community.
2. Increase the visibility of iGEM and Synthetic Biology
Increasing the visibility of iGEM and synthetic biology is essential for the development of a strong synthetic biology ecosystem. By increasing the awareness of iGEM and synthetic biology amongst various groups such as government, industry, and scientists, iGEM Ambassadors aim to increase the number of participating teams and the number of people talking about iGEM and synthetic biology. iGEM Ambassadors have been working toward this goal through talks, presentations, and workshops at conferences, meetings with stakeholders, and other events. By bringing iGEM to the attention of important stakeholders, we hope to generate more interest and support for teams and iGEMers on their path to accomplishing greatness.
To contact the whole 2020 Ambassador team, please email ambassadors-2020 [AT] igem [DOT] org.
- Alex Kyabarongo (Uganda)
- Jeff Hu (UAE)
- Nana Oye Djan (Ghana)
Contact: africa_ambassadors2020 [AT] igem [DOT] org
- Daulet Aitymbayev (Kazakhstan)
- Fankang Meng (North China)
- Jiabao Li (East China)
- Kaavya Ashok(Japan/USA)
- Muhammad Farhan Maulana (Indonesia)
- Ryo Niwa (Japan)
- Varsha Jaisimha (India)
- Xinyu Huang (West China)
- Zeeshan Siddiqui (Australia)
Contact: asia_ambassadors2020 [AT] igem [DOT] org
- Athina Milona (Greece)
- Carolina Elizondo (Germany)
- Maxim Bokov (Russia)
- Nemira Zilinskaite(Lithuania/UK)
- Nerea (Sweden/Spain)
- Ojas Tulsyan (Denmark)
Contact: europe_ambassadors2020 [AT] igem [DOT] org
- Cibele Nascimento (Brazil)
- Daniel Dominguez (Mexico)
- Henrique Retti (Brazil)
- Heber Torres (Mexico)
Contact: LA_ambassadors2020 [AT] igem [DOT] org
- Melody Wu (USA - East Coast)
- Sara Far (Canada)
- Sophia Viola (USA - East Coast)
- Yoshi Goto (USA - West Coast)
Contact: NA_ambassadors2020 [AT] igem [DOT] org