Have you thought about presenting your work in iGEM 2009? The
competition is opening its doors to the wider community of biohackers
for the first time this year with a non-institutional teams division.
I spoke with Randy Rettberg on Friday about the specifics and blogged
about it at http://diybio.org/2009/02/09/diyigem/, but here's the
* Team registration will be $500, due March 31.
* There will be an additional per-person Jamboree fee later
* All teams will have access to iGEM Partner deals ($0.20/bp synthesis
from GeneArt; MatLab + simbiology toolkit)
* All teams can request parts from the Registry. Requests will have
to be approved by a Safety Committee.
* Each team will get to present their work with a 5-minute talk and a
poster at the Jamboree
* The Jamboree will be Oct 31 - Nov 2.
I'm starting a "diygem" team here in Boston, and there may be one or
two more locally. I think iGEM would be a great place to present just
about all the projects I've heard about so far on the list: the Gel
Box 2.0 and power supply, Keiko gels, BioWeatherMaps, the SmartLab,
Glogurt, the Melanometor, the DIY electroporator and sonoporator,
allele-specific self-genotyping, the arduino turbidistat... the list
So, check out the post and reply to this thread or to me personally if
you have any questions. I'm sure this is a topic we'll be seeing more
of in the future.