• Date: June 12-13, 2010
  • Location:
      All Seasons Hotel - 52 Boulevard des Coquibus- F-91000 Evry - FRANCE / Evry is located at 25 kms of south of Paris

Prior to attending the workshop: please make sure to join Team Example. Instructions on how to do that can be found here [pdf].


The Europe workshop is sponsored in part by Genopole®. In 1998, Genopole® was founded in Evry (near Paris) under the impetus of the French government, the local authorities and the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM). Genopole® is based on a novel concept: bringing together academic labs, biotech companies and high-level teaching & training facilities on the same campus. Genopole®’s goal is to promote research excellence and entrepreneurship in life science, in order to position France as a scientific and industrial leader in highly competitive global markets. In twelve years, the Genopole® biopark has made its name as a major French player in biotherapy and biotechnology. It currently hosts 69 biotech companies and 20 academic research labs.

Who should attend?

Every team MUST send at least one instructor. In the past the workshops were targeted specifically towards the instructors. This year, however, students are highly encouraged to attend as well!

You only have to attend one of the three workshops, whichever one you choose, but you must attend at least one regardless of whether you are a returning iGEM team or not.

Represented teams

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Bielefeld-Germany
  3. BIOTEC Dresden
  4. Debrecen_Hungary
  5. Edinburgh
  6. EPF_Lausanne
  7. ESBS-Strasbourg
  8. Freiburg Bioware
  9. Freiburg Software
  10. Groningen
  11. Heidelberg
  12. Imperial College London
  13. INSA-Lyon
  14. LMU-Munich
  15. METU_Turkey
  16. Paris_Liliane_Bettencourt
  17. SDU-Denmark
  18. Sheffield
  19. St Andrews
  20. Stockholm
  21. TUDelft
  22. TU_Munich
  23. UCL London
  24. ULB-Brussels
  25. UNIPV-Pavia
  26. UPO-Sevilla
  27. Uppsala-Sweden
  28. Warsaw
  29. Weimar-Heidelberg_Arts
  30. WITS-South_Africa

Why attend the workshop?

iGEM is growing and changing. There will be a lot of changes in the coming years and the iGEM community needs to communicate, discuss, and be involved in figuring out what iGEM will look like in the future. Will it turn in to one large conference? What about regionals?

Having the Jamboree as the only event where we all get to meet up in person is not ideal. We are encouraging teams to attend the workshops so that they can be involved in the discussions of how iGEM is changing and what the future of iGEM will be.

Your Role in the Teachers Workshop

Each team will be given less than 5 minutes to speak about their team and their involvement in iGEM this year. We advise against presenting slides because of time - as we are getting larger we want to give everyone the opportunity to speak but appreciate that we aren't just inviting you to come listen to team backgrounds all day. Please think about and be prepared to speak informally about the following:

  • How did you hear about iGEM and why did you get involved?
  • What are your expectations and hopes for iGEM 2010?
  • What has happened at your school to get ready for iGEM 2010?
  • Please describe the team - the students, the instructors, and the facilities available.
  • How are you supporting your team financially?
  • What projects is your team considering so far? (optional)

Please do not plan to give a presentation of the team's project. That will happen at the Jamboree.


Download the workshop schedule Workshop schedule pdf

A dinner will be provided on Saturday evening after the workshop for all the participants (Registration includes automatically participation to the dinner). However if you cannot attend, please send an email to Catherine Meignen (Catherine DOT Meignen AT genopole DOT fr).

Be sure that your computer is equipped for a wifi connection.


The workshop will be held at the All Seasons Hotel: 52 Boulevard des Coquibus 91000 Evry

Tél : +33 (0)1 69 47 30 00,+Evry&p=map

Travel Information

By Train:

Timetable SNCF and download the Paris metro / RER map

  • RER Ligne D
  • Take the RER Line D from Châtelet Les Halles or Gare de Lyon
  • Direction Corbeil-Essonnes or Malherbes via "Evry Courcouronnes" (Be careful: do not take the train to station Evry)
  • Get off at Station Evry Courcouronnes
  • Exit the station direction "Place des Droits de l’Homme"
  • 50 m opposite of you, you see the Cathedral
  • At the traffic circle turn left into the Boulevard
  • Walk 50 meters, you'll see the hotel on your left

By Plane:

  • Airport de Roissy Charles de Gaulle
  • Take the RER B to Châtelet Les Halles
  • Change to RER D train line (follow inications "By Train" above).
  • Airport d'Orly : We recommend to take a taxi (15 minutes)

By Car: Enter on your GPS: N 48° 37' 28.75 E 2° 25' 48.35' From Paris

  • Take Autoroute A6 direction Lyon
  • Take Exit Evry Courcouronnes
  • Follow N104
  • Follow N449 Evry Centre Keep right after sharp bend
  • Turn right after 3rd traffic light to Droit de l’Homme / les Aunettes
  • Turn left at the 4rth traffic light
  • On your left after the traffic circle you see the All Seasons Hotel


The following list of hotels was sorted just by distance to the workshop’s venue or in Paris nearby the Gare de Lyon (Direct train to Evry)and does not represent any recommendation from Genopole®.


Résidhome 1 rue Ambroise Croizat 91000 Evry Tél : +33 (0)1 69 47 47 47

Hôtel Ibis Paris Evry 1, Avenue du Lac 91080 Courcouronnes, France Tél : +33 (0)1 60 77 74 75

Hôtel Formule 1 Evry A6 ZAC le Bois Briard 91080 Courcouronnes, France Tél : +33 (0)8 91 70 52 46

Hôtel All Seasons Evry Cathédrale 52, Boulevard des Coquibus 91000 Evry, France Tél : +33 (0)1 69 47 30 00

Hôtel Novotel Evry 3, Rue Mare Neuve 91080 Courcouronnes, France Tél : +33 (0)1 69 36 85 00

Stars Hôtel Impasse Plat Pays 91080 Courcouronnes, France Tél : +33 (0)1 60 78 81 00


Hôtel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon Place Louis Armand 75012 12ème Arrondissement Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 43 44 84 84

Hôtel Terminus Lyon 19, Boulevard Diderot 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 56 95 00 00

Hôtel Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon 2, Rue Hector Malot 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 44 67 60 00

Hôtel Lyon Bastille 3, rue Parrot 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 43 43 41 52

Paris Hôtel Gare de Lyon 3, Rue Austerlitz 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 43 44 13 47

Hôtel Bel Oranger Gare de Lyon 9, Rue Austerlitz 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 43 42 15 79

Tonic Hôtel Gare de Lyon 19, Rue Austerlitz 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 40 19 04 05

Hôtel Ibis Gare de Lyon Diderot 31 Bis, Boulevard Diderot 75012 Paris, France Tél : +33 (0)1 43 46 12 72


This workshop acknowledges the support of the project BioModularH2 (Synthetic Biology for bacterial hydrogen production, financed by FP6-NEST-043340.