The iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine competition), http://igem.org/Main_Page, is an international organization that stimulates students to work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts. The competition already involves more than 100 teams from many universities and institutes. This course offers students the unique possibility to work in an interdisciplinary team on a very challenging project. The students do not only have to design and build a genetically engineered biological system, but also need to get sponsors, attract media attention and finally present their work on different occasions, including the iGEM jamboree in November in Boston.
For application and or information you can contact Prof. Niels Geijsen (email@example.com) or Dr. Margot Koster (M.C.Koster@uu.nl). Deadline for the application is February 1. The team is selected from motivated students in a face-to-face interview.