The iGEM competition is a world wide synthetic biology competition where multidisciplinary teams of 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students come together to work on a synthetic biology project of their own design. The team will be responsible for the design of the project as well as its implementation in the lab and its documentation on a wiki page. The team will also present posters and various presentations throughout the project culminating in the Giant Jamboree in Boston in late 2017.
Exeter has an excellent record in this completion with its first team taking part in 2012 and through hard work has been able to establish itself as a gold winning regular (for previous team please see the previous WIKIs listed below).
If you would like to be on this year's iGEM team, you can apply using the Exeter iGEM 2017 Application Form.
The team will be comprised of ten students from any disciplines that feel they can contribute to the project. The project will run through the summer break (however additional work will be expected outside of this time) with students receiving a stipend to cover staying in Exeter over the summer period. The cost of the trip to Boston will also be paid for.
For any questions about iGEM or how the application process works, contact Dr Paul James.
There will be two drop in session Feb 1st 14:30-15:30 Peter Chalk 1.1 and Feb 8th 14:30-15:30 Peter Chalk 1.3
The deadline for iGEM applications is the 10th of February.