The Medal Requirements now include team collaborations as a silver or gold medal requirements. To help facilitate collaborations, we have made this page so teams can share information about ways they wish to collaborate to reach all of the 2020 iGEM teams.
Please note that this is a page for teams to advertise their collaboration requests. This does not guarantee that participating in one of these will fulfill the silver medal criteria. It is still up to you and your teammates to convince the judges that you have participated in a meaningful collaboration as stated on the Medal Requirements page.
Do you want to submit a Collaboration Request?
- Name of Collaboration Request
- Your Team Name
- Your Team Location (Institution and Country)
- Your contact information - Contact Name and Email (to be posted online)
- Brief Collaboration Request description. This can be something that you can offer other teams or something that you are looking for from another team(s).
Email: hq AT igem DOT org .
Boston Photoshop Challenge
Wiki Page Review, advice, and suggestions
Team IISER Berhampur
Teams CSMU_Taiwan & NCKU_Tainan
I've gotta PhD
Bob Lelogy's Cell Adventure
Team NCKU Tainan
Fill out a survey
Team Estonia TUIT
Before and After iGEM
Team Estonia TUIT
Synbio: infinite possibilities
We Challenge You to Recycle!
Team Korea HS
iGEM Quarantine Instagram Project
Team Estonia TUIT
Guess the Synbio
Team Baltimore BioCrew
Delivering a Course on Ocean Ecosystems and Climate Change
Team Lambert GA
Aquaponics Recipes Needed
Offering Help with Arduino
Accessibility through Language and Art
High School Collaboration
Team Paris Bettencourt
Chit chat on Monday 8th of June - Let’s talk about our Microbiome!
The Sound of iGEM
Team Stony Brook
Yeast in Space
Science As Art (SAA)
Team Queen's Genetic Engineered Machine (QGEM)
Biosensor Working Group
Please take a survey
Team Aachen and Team Darmstadt
Wanna be a part of a WORLDWIDE iGEM Collabo with teams over the world?
Filling a Survey
Team IISER Bhopal
The Sugar Rush Challenge
Team KU Leuven
THE RAY OF HOPE CHALLENGE
JOGL is a platform where users can launch their projects and collaborate with other iGEM teams to solve problems that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by pushing the boundaries of synthetic biology. Learn more at https://app.jogl.io/program/iGEM2020?tab=about
Are you still salty about missing out on Boston? Well, we are. Good news: we know how to alleviate the pain! Join us in our Boston Photoshop Challenge and visit Boston through a photograph (we cannot make it better than this)!
The setup is quite simple, we ask from you:
- Team name
- Image with your team photoshopped in
- Aspect ratio of 4:3
- Maximum width of 1500px, minimum width of 720px.
- Maximum size of 500kB
- .jpg format
- E.g. an image of 1200px(width) by 900px(height) called ExampleTeam.jpg with a size of 365kB
- What the place/location is called
- Short descriptive story
- Where are we?
- Why there?
- Maximum of 90 words.
As you can see (attachment), we have been in the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, where the Giant Jamboree would take place normally.
We will create a map of Boston on our Wiki page, where we will feature all the teams participating in our challenge. This way, the true iGEM experience of visiting Boston with a lot of teams will live on. We will notify you when the Boston Photoshop Challenge map is up on our Wiki and when your team has been added to the Boston Photoshop Challenge map on our Wiki.
In the spreadsheet below, you can fill in your location to avoid having multiple teams on the same location: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1a-O96ObCZJRY6ZJ74Z7kWx6PG0_btYuGoPo1yNFwhRA/edit?usp=sharing (Please do not edit info from the other teams)
Are you interested? Send an email to email@example.com! We are looking forward to your submission. Good luck!
Description: Building an effective and awesome wiki page is a huge part of the iGEM competition. It is always helpful to have other people view your wiki and provide feedback before the wiki freeze! Please fill out this form if you want to collaborate: https://forms.gle/ZxLzQm7vuwexPqkg8
In the pandemic situation we know masks are going to be with us for a long time. So in order to spread awareness we are going to invite all of you in a fun MASK DESIGNING collaboration. The theme we chose is ‘tv shows and movies’ cause those are what kept us sane through continuous quarantine.
- Grab paint and sketch pens whatever you prefer and design masks. Remember the theme again, whatever movie or tv shows you have been watching! We are really eager to know.
- Make a instagram reel video with the process of painting and tag us @igem.iiserbpr
- Also send us portrait size picture of igemers wearing the designed mask via mail .
- Tag other teams in your posts too and help us communicate and spread more awareness.
Description: This year, our team is looking to perform a research survey of the global iGEM community to determine the extent of various inequalities that prevent iGEM from being a truly equal, diverse, and inclusive community.
We are currently in the process of getting our survey reviewed by UCL's ethics board, so we will be releasing the survey at the global meetup. We kindly ask all members of the global iGEM community to fill out the survey, which should only take roughly 5 minutes. This includes team members, supervisors, iGEM alumni and judges. All responses are anonymous, and there are 'prefer not to say' options for questions so you are not obligated to divulge any information you would rather not share.
Measuring and creating awareness of different inequalities are the first steps in addressing these issues. Therefore this is something you are interested in, please consider completing the survey. Thanks in advance!
We hope everyone is staying safe during these tough times! This year, the UT Austin iGEM team is using Pinetree, a stochastic gene expression simulator, to model an engineered T7 bacteriophage. Our ultimate goal is to use the T7 bacteriophage as a biosensor to detect E. coli in water supplies through an inserted reporter enzyme.
In the spirit of collaboration, we wanted to reach out to the iGEM community and see if any other teams
• have experience with computational models
• have experience or are currently working with bacteriophages
• Have experience with simulating phages.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any information you may have, and if you are interested in joining our collaboration, please contact us via email, utigem[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
Hoping to hear from you!
Hello iGEMers, welcome to join in Bob Lelogy's cell adventure. Bob becomes an unordinary boy since he has begun his journey: he goes into a cell and witnesses how cell works along with our tour guide "RiboSam". There are many things waiting for him to uncover. Do you want to join him to make an adventure?
We are team KEYSTONE from Beijing, China. This year we want to design a play named "Bob Lelogy's cell adventure". Students unfamiliar with biology would act as Bob to begin the adventure. They will learn basic biological knowledge in a humurious and relaxed way. Also we have some choice questions to let them have a stronger sence of experience.
We have already recuited 6 teams and set up basic logic modules: 1)molecular biology 2)gene engineering 3)systhetic biology. We have finished the first part of the play(attached file) to show as an example.
We have worked out the image of our characters (attached file) .
We provide an optional choice. You can also write a side story related to your project this year for Bob.
Come and join our big collabration! We really hope to hear from you!
Description: Hello everyone! We are iGEM NCKU Tainan 2020, and our survey is out! Please kindly fill out this form, and share it with your family and friends!
This survey is an essential part of our project, and we appreciate your time on this. We would love to hear more from you. So, don't ever hesitate to contact us for any feedback or questions! Your input will greatly improve our project. Thank you!
We are the iGEM team representing the Delft University of Technology. One of our goals this year is to educate people about synthetic biology and all the possibilities synbio has to offer.
We want to make an informative video wherein as many iGEM teams as possible state their project idea to show what we as iGEMmers can achieve! We will make a compilation of all videos and share it with everyone.
For this we need you! Could you send us a short video, around 5-10 seconds, wherein you say the problem you are solving and the way you are doing this.
- Clearly state your problem and solution (see attached video) in English
- Video should be 5-10 seconds long
- Film in landscape
- Make sure sound is clear
Please send us your video before 14th of August.
If you have any question do not hesitate to email us!
Hope to hear from you soon!
We are team KSA-KOREA from South Korea. This year, we will be working on producing better quality recycled paper. The first step to creating better quality recycled paper is for all of us to recycle paper properly. So we are pleased to invite you to 2020 iGEM paper recycling challenge!
Step 1. Participate in our survey: https://forms.gle/iMNuP5LNJ3LTfTRC8
Step 2. Watch this short clip about recycling: https://youtu.be/Su88gooR36s
Step 3. Send us a short clip of you recycling paper!
Keep in mind that your clip will be publicly published online. On a side note, please film your video in landscape mode, not portrait mode.
Please send the video link to your video through ksakoreaigem [AT] gmail [DOT] com!
We are recruiting iGEM teams to collaborate on a class to educate groups of middle school students about ocean environment and marine biology, phytoplankton, climate change in the ocean, the impact of climate change on phytoplankton, and what individuals can do to help. Teams who contact us by July 15th can help with designing the class. For those contacting us after July 15th, we will provide teaching materials and training sessions so that your team is able to deliver the class. We will work with your team to recruit students in your area to whom you will present the class. The class will be delivered via Zoom seminar. We intend for the session to begin with a diagnostic quiz to gauge the level of understanding of attendees. At the end of the session, a review quiz will be issued to measure the progress made. The end of the review quiz will include a feedback survey to evaluate the instructors’ performance and the class itself.
Analysis of the quizzes and surveys will be done as a collaborative effort between our team and yours so that both teams will have data to present at the Jamboree. The class is designed for a middle school audience (grades 6-8 / ages 10-15) but could be adapted for other age groups. Lectures consist of five units and are interspersed with interactive games and lab demonstrations. Please feel free to email us with any questions. We look forward to working with your team!
Hello fellow iGEM teams,
Our project this year revolves around aquaponics which is any system that intertwines aquaculture (growing aquatic animals) and hydroponics (growing of plants in water). These systems, hydroponics specifically, grow a variety of vegetables and fruits. We are asking that teams create some type of recipe that stars one of the foods grown in an aquaponics system. The list of vegetables/fruits and specific instructions are mentioned below!
Instructions: When completing the collaborations, please include the following information in your email:
- Recipe Name
- Team Name
- high quality picture of the finished dish
- picture of your team logo
List of Vegetables/Fruits: Lettuce, Kale, Microgreens, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Swiss Chard, Pak Choi. Beans, Peas, Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Celery, Basil, Cilantro, Mint.
If you have any questions about this collaboration or want to submit your recipe, please email us at igem.lamb [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Has your team already imagined its work being published as a peer-reviewed paper? Here is your chance to see it happen!
We, the IGEM team Maastricht, have decided to collect research papers of all iGEM teams willing to participate. Our goal is to create a Proceedings Journal compiling all the projects of the 2020 iGEM competition. This journal will work exactly like a regular scientific journal, including peer review. This will be a great opportunity for you to train your academic writing and actually publish your work!
We will not only create an online Journal, but also a printed version, in which the best papers (rated by you) will be published so you will have a nice souvenir of this year’s competition. All articles will be peer-reviewed by other teams that send in an article. Therefore, you will not only be the author of a peer-reviewed article, but you will be a peer reviewer as well.
If you would like to participate please send an abstract (about 100-300 words) to us by email until the 15th of July (You don’t need to have any results yet, just an abstract on what you are planning). Next to your original research paper, you can also send an abstract for a review article for example about the history of iGEM or the best iGEM projects of the past. You can also participate in an interview about your iGEM experience. There are plenty of creative ways to collaborate and publish your work!
The full articles can be submitted between the 15th of July and the 30th of August on our website. In September we will peer review each other’s articles before the journals get printed at the end of October and you can order them.
More information can be found on our website:
www.igem-maastricht.nl/ If you are interested to participate or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!
Description: Dear iGEMers!
Team UteRus from University of Rochester is offering help with Arduino!
What are our competencies in Arduino?
- Virtual circuit design
- Coding Arduino C++
- Building Arduino circuits
For more information, please contact us at uofr.igem [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Description: Hi fellow iGEMers! We have been asking ourselves, how can we make science accessible to all? One approach we are taking is to excite the public about synthetic biology by showing them how it can be applied in so many unique ways to address everyday problems. To do so, we encourage you to participate in sending us your promotional video and helping us translate it into as many languages as possible. This will also allow your team to connect with other iGEM teams, and reach a wider audience with your project! Furthermore, science can be accessible to all, through our Science as Art (SAA) initiative (check out #8) due to the fact that art can be viewed as a universal language. We can use art to interpret science and share it with the rest of the world in a creative universal way.
How it works: Email us if you are interested and we will give you access to a shared google drive or Baidu pan so you can upload your team’s promotional video. We will then add your video to our youtube playlist and help you coordinate translating!
Description:Hello High School iGEM teams,
During this pandemic, we understand that many of us don’t have access to our labs and the necessary resources needed to pursue our goals. By hosting a high school collaboration, we can foster a synergetic community and address some of these common issues. This collaboration is focused on helping teams with troubleshooting, feedback, improving dry-lab skills, and helping each other prepare for the upcoming Jamboree. We would love for all high school teams to be a part of this collaboration and are excited to learn about everyone’s project.
If you are interested or have any questions about this collaboration, feel free to email us at igem.lamb [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
Our team is working on the skin microbiome! We would like to know if the isolation during the COVID-19 lockdown influences our skin microbiome. To answer this question we would like to get samples from many people all around the world. To achieve this we thought that maybe you, other iGEMers, would collaborate on this by sharing your microbiome with us.
We would like to organise a discussion around (virtual) coffee to meet you! We will also discuss with you about our project and present you more in detail what kind of collaboration we’d like to propose.
If you’re curious about our project, join us with a cup of coffee!
Zoom room, June 8, 3:00PM CET
Can’t wait to meet you!
The QuaranSkin Team
Description:Hello fellow iGEM participants! Seeking collaborations!Currently, in the field of microgravity research, there is a lack of two things: a complete database of genes affected by microgravity, and a control strain. Concordia’s 2020 iGEM team plans on investigating these issues.Our goal is to design the aforementioned database, and then use that data to make a yeast control strain that is resistant to the effects of microgravity. Both of these tools would be very valuable in the future of microgravity research.We are interested in collaborating with another iGEM team that is also working on a project related to space or some other aspect of our project. If your team would like to establish a collaboration with us, let us know!
Description: Hello fellow iGemers of 2020! Sometimes, words aren’t sufficient to embody what we are feeling. Thus, our collaboration project revolves around the question: What if you didn’t have to use words? But rather use your hands to create something beautiful and share it with the rest of the iGEM community and more. Art is limitless, just like science they both require a certain level of creativity in order to come up with the unthinkable. Set your imagination free and create your own interpretation of Science As Art (SAA).
Send us an Art interpretation of your iGEM project along with a small description of what your awesome team is working on.
Remember the only limit to imagination is the barriers you decide to create for yourself. Our iGEM team is also working with Endometriosis so if you would like to collaborate on that as well reach out so us. Don’t be shy!
Description: Hello fellow iGEM 2020 participants and fans! Despite this years global health challenges work must still go on! Despite not being in the lab (yet!) Queen's University in Canada has been starting work on a protein based biosensor to monitor patients with Chronic Kidney Disease!
Many patients with Chronic Kidney Disease need certain serum ion concentrations collected to determine their disease state. While blood can be collected every so often, clinicians and patients need biosensors like ours to determine ion concentrations more regularly in order to improve their care. More data = better care!
We are really interested to hear about other teams working on diagnostic biosensors! Perhaps if you are interested you can join our biosensor working group. This would be great for knowledge sharing and making our dreamed biosensors a reality! We'll be sure to setup a series of calls to go over our projects and help one another improve. If you're interested in fluorescent proteins, protein immobilization, or ion detection this would also be a great group for your team to join.
Go ahead and fill out this form to register: Microsoft Forms
We can't wait to meet you (online)!
Description: We are working on a project to help fight COVID-19 and other pandemics to come. Our goal is to create a product that will help lower the odds of getting infected by the virus while using it. You can help us by taking our anonymous survey and share it with your family and friends. The survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oDuBWS3kIxN42knztBf9aP6cqyJ6oxB26-MEm6Ecs-k/edit
Johanna Möller (iGEM.TUDarmstadt [AT] gmail [DOT] com)
Description: Hey iGEMers,
Team Aachen and Team Darmstadt are starting a worldwide collabo, where you all can take part in!
In order to connect with other teams, we want to create a video to spread our message. The video consists of many small videos, which you can send us to cut into one big one.
Our idea is to use a paper plane as a connecting theme throughout the video, so you basically "catch" the paper plane from another team, do something small in your video (for example flicking and changing into your lab coat) and then "throw" it to the next team.
Any technical details on how your video should be filmed, we will tell you after you messaged us.
We want to make it as big as possible, so if you have any interest in collabing with our teams, feel free to message us via email or instagram accounts ( @igem.aachen or @igem_darmstadt ).
Deadline for your reply is Friday (May 15th).
Description: Hello, fellow iGEMers!
We are the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) team from Israel, and this year we chose to focus our work on wet wipes and their immense damage to the environment.
Wet wipes are considered among the most polluting substances to the environment. For each wet wipe, it takes between a few months to 500 years to break down, depending on the material it is made of. On top of that, disposal of tons of wet wipes through the toilets and their accumulation in the sewer systems cause extensive economic and environmental damages: from pipes' blockages to sewage overflows and damage to the general sewer system, water aquifers and treatment facilities.
In many cases, the public is not aware of the fact that wipes should not be flushed down the toilet. In fact, even the "flushable" or disposable wipes are not truly flushable – this term only describes the standard size of the wet wipe in order to go down the toilet, but it does not mean it breaks down. This problem is even more urgent than ever, now that use of disinfectant wipes is spiking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We read reports about clogged municipal wastewater systems and costly repairs from all over the world.
As part of our human practice efforts we want to raise awareness of the problem, and we understand that the education of the public is very much needed. One of our first steps is a survey we published in Israel – regarding the wet wipes' problem. Since we know it is a global issue, we would like to expend the survey to other countries.
You can help us by filling the survey available at the link below. If you can, please send it to your family and friends as well.
Do feel free to contact us and share your views, ideas, and experiences about the wet wipes' problem. Our E-mail address: igemwipeout [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Description: Hello iGEM Teams,
As we all know, iGEM is not only about our projects, but also about engaging the public with synthetic biology. In order to do so, the previous iGEM teams of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf created a project to promote synthetic biology in public by using self-designed postcards. Each year the amount of participating iGEM teams has grown, with a big pool of beautiful and funny postcards as a result. We would like to continue this community effort one more time and ask YOU to be a part of this collaboration.
How does it work? Every participating team designs a postcard which shows an image related to synthetic biology (or your topic) on the front and a small informational text on the back. Afterwards each team sends a package with their postcards to us, they are exchanged with the postcards from other teams, and the package is sent back. Printing your postcards in Germany might also be an option. Depending on your location it can be faster and cheaper compared to shipping. In the end, every participating iGEM-team is going to have collected postcards from all over the world. The received postcards can then be shared with people in the neighborhood, during public events, at the Giant Jamboree etc.
If you want to check out the previously designed postcards for inspiration, visit the wiki of Duesseldorf 2016, the wiki of Duesseldorf-Cologne 2017 or the wiki of Dueseldorf 2018 or even the wiki of Duesseldorf 2019.
How to design your postcards:
Standard postcard format (A6; 14,8cm x 10,5cm) Image related to your project or synthetic biology on the front Small informational text on the back If you are interested in joining us, please let us know until the first of June, so we can figure out how many postcards each team should print and send. Please don't forget to include your address! Important: This is not the deadline for sending and designing the postcard!
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
iGEM Team Duesseldorf 2020