iGEM Project Course 2018
- 2008 Project (Bronze Medal)
- 2009 Project (Gold Medal, Award: Best New Biobrick Engineered)
- 2010 Project (Gold Medal, Award: iGEMers Prize)
- 2011 Project (Gold Medal @ European Jamboree, Qualified for Finals at MIT)
- 2012 Project (Gold Medal @ European Jamboree)
- 2013 Project (Silver Medal @ European Jamboree, Qualified for Finals at MIT)
- 2014 Project (Gold Medal, Giant Jamboree MIT)
- 2015 Project (Silver Medal, Giant Jamboree MIT)
- 2016 Project (Gold Medal, Giant Jamboree MIT, Nominated for Best Information Processing Project and Software Tool)
- 2017 Project (Gold Medal, Giant Jamboree MIT, Award for Best Education and Public Engagement Project, Nominated for: Best Diagnostics Project, Best Integrated Human Practices, Best New Basic Part, Best Software)
- you will learn about synthetic biology (through lectures, lab work, and by participating at the iGEM Jamboree)
- you will receive intensive practical training in molecular biology lab techniques (PCR, cloning, cell culturing, etc.)
- you will gain insight into the specific project the team will be working on (this of course is not yet determined)
- you will learn how to conduct basic biological research outside of a classical course laboratory setting. In other words, you will learn how to conduct independent, goal-oriented research.
- you will represent EPFL at the international iGEM competition
- iGEM project participants are expected to attend all introductory lectures given in the Spring term
- participants must be present for a majority of time from February to September, including the summer ! (this part is extremely important, see next point)
- significant presence in the lab is of utmost importance during the summer break. This equates to a full-time job (with working hours of 40+ hours a week)!
- knowledge in Biology is not a requirement!
- Your name
- Your field of study (your major)
- Your year of study (2nd year Bachelor, 1st year Masters, ....)
- Your GPA (grade point average)
- the EPFL project can't be reviewed!
- length of the review should be 1 page: 12pt Arial, double spaced
- summarize the project
- why did the team choose to work on this particular project, i.e. what is the rationale behind the project, what did the team try to accomplish and why
- criticize the project: Did the team manage to accomplish their goals? What worked, what didn't and why? Did the team choose a good approach; could you think of other ways to accomplish their goals?
- How would you expand on the project? New applications, different approaches, etc.
The deadline is February 15th @ midnight (in my inbox) !!
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