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Welcome to the iGEM 2020 Competition Website!

Bookmark this page will be your key resource for all competition related details and announcements.
Visit this page often for news and updates.

Judging Forms Ready!

Preliminary Judging Form Due
October 23

Final Judging Form Freeze

October 29, 11:59PM / 23:59 EDT

October 27, 23:59 EDT. til #WikiFreeze...

Wiki Freeze

Registry Freeze

GitHub Freeze

Virtual Giant Jamboree Updates

Host a team activity at Community Week!

Submissions due: October 20

Be a Jamboree Commentator

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Upcoming Dates and Events

  • October 19: Entries due for AltLabs Genetic Engineering Attribution Challenge More...
  • October 20: Last day to submit team activities for Jamboree Community Week More...
  • October 21: Poster Walkthrough and Q&A Webinar with HQ More...
  • October 21: Eastern Mediterranean Meetup More...
  • October 23: Preliminary Judging Forms Due More...
  • October 25: Jamboree volunteer applications due More...
  • October 25: Jamboree commentator applications due More...

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