Are you interested in planning the Nordic iGEM Conference, recruiting a new 2020 team, work with outreach or just interested in research and synthetic biology?
Join the organization, it’s free!
What the Organization does
You can either be a passive or active member in our organization.
Here are some things you can help us do:
Arrange the Nordic iGEM conference (NIC)
Due to the LiU iGEM 2019 team winning NIC, we are now obliged to arrange next year’s conference. We will find sponsors, speakers, judges, designers, food and try to manage hotel arrangements.
You don’t need to be interested in synthetic biology to help us!
Assemble the LiU iGEM 2020 team
A vital part of the organization is building next year’s team who will compete in the iGEM competition.
We will try to find students able of working with research, coding websites, designers and students able to help us build a mathematical model related to the project
Work with public & student outreach
We find it important to communicate and learn from students all aspect of research.
We are therefore trying to be a presence on platforms such as social media, podcasts and public occasions! You can help us by working with communication in the organization.
the LiU iGEM
This year LiU iGEM had a team focusing on the healing of infection prone wounds such as burns. By fusing antimicrobial peptides and enzymes to a cellulose bandage, the team aimed to replace currently used silver bandages in addition to decreasing the need for antibiotics.
During the Giant Jamboree, the team was awarded:
The team was additionally nominated for:
BEst Integrated human practice
Best Composite part
Best Basic Part
Best Part Collection
Joining LiU iGEM
Because iGEM needs to be performed during the summer,
you will read a 6 or 15 credits course with full CSN called:
Synthetic Biology – Project Course
You need to have 80 credits by May of 2020. The program you are enrolled in should also have laboratory moments. This is needed for the 15 credit course.
You need to have previous lab experience for the 15 credit course. In addition, you need to have documents from your Bachelor’s.
15 credits: You need to be available to work the whole summer (40 h/week).
You will be able to have 2 weeks of semester.
Reading the 15 credit course is obligatory if you want to work in the lab.
There is a 6 credit course where you can work with other parts of iGEM.