The iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine competition), 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 October in Boston.
Who can apply? Third year bachelor students or master students (age 23 or younger on March 31, 2018)
How to apply? Send an email to Margot Koster (M.C.Koster@uu.nl) before Wednesday February 21, with the following information; name, student number, gender, and study programme. Also motivate why and how you want to contribute to the team. Many different skills are needed for a good team, including laboratory skill, programming, fundraising skills, communication and social media skills.
For the applicants there will be an information evening on Thursday February 22 from 17.00 – 18.00 in the David de Wied Building, room M2.01, followed by interviews with the supervisors as part of the selection procedure.