iGEM Worldwide Meetup hosted by iGEM Ionis
This year we participated in the iGEM Worldwide Meetup which was hosted in the beginning of September. We got an opportunity to introduce our project to iGEM Ionis as well as other teams at the meetup in the form of a short presentation, as well as see the other teams’ presentations.
NEGEM 2020 hosted by Harvard University
At Harvard’s NEGEM conference this year, we had the opportunity to learn about several teams’ projects as well as attend the DNA Origami workshop held by Harvard. We were also able to deliver a 20-minute long presentation to the attendees of the conference as well as receive feedback from the judging panel. Some of the feedback we received was to describe more of the technical methods we used to create our antibodies as well as to talk more about how our project is integrated into the larger world. We also received extensive feedback from the judges at the conference which can be seen here
Meetup with Harvard iGEM
We met with Harvard iGEM throughout the course of the project, since our topics are quite similar and we can potentially validate each other's systems. The work our teams did together is documented more extensively on the partnership page.
Interview with Julie Wurth, Communications Specialist at Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julie Worth, reporter and communications specialist at iSEE, reached out to our team for an interview to cover our project topic, motivations, and progress. The article she wrote has been published on the main page of CABBI (Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation) and is accessible here: https://cabbi.bio/illinois-team-tracks-covid-spike-protein-for-2020-igem-competition/.