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iGEM 2010 Jamboree

November 6 - 8, 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

follow along

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Want to get live updates from the iGEM 2010 Jamboree? Follow along on Twitter by searching for the iGEM 2010 hashtag, #iGEM2010.

November 6, 2010

new award for 2010: the iGEMer’s prize

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The iGEMer’s prize is a chance for you, the participants, to have a say in which project you consider to be the ‘best’ at this year’s competition. It is organized by iGEMers, for iGEMers.

In order to make your decision as to which team you think has produced the ‘best project’, you will need to have a look at other teams’ wikis on the web. This can help you to decide what presentations and poster you might see at the jamboree to help you choose which team you would like to award this prize to. Each team will have one vote. What is it that you liked about the project? What do you think is particularly important in producing an iGEM project and how does the team you’ve chosen demonstrate this?

You will be given a voting ballot and instructions for how to vote in your team box when you check in at Registration.

November 4, 2010

wiki freeze TONIGHT

iGEM wiki freeze checklist

Is your team ready for the wiki freeze tonight?

Make sure you have completed the following before tonight's deadline:

  • Fill out your team's judging form, including:
    • safety page
    • attributions & contributions page
  • Mark your parts as favorites
  • Document your parts on the Registry
  • Send your part samples to iGEM HQ
October 27, 2010

wiki freeze

Wiki freeze icon

The 2010 iGEM wiki will FREEZE on October 27 at 11:59pm EDT. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute to add information to your team wiki pages. There will be increased traffic to the iGEM server in the following days. In 2009, there was a high load placed on the wiki server and teams had difficulties adding information in the last several hours before the deadline.

To avoid situations like that, please begin finalizing and uploading the necessary information to your wikis as soon as possible. If your team's information is not on the wiki by 11:59pm EDT on October 27 you WILL NOT be able to add any more information.

October 25, 2010

iGEM community collaborations

iGEM Community

Want to help out your fellow iGEM participants? Take a look at the community collaborations page for iGEM teams. We'll be listing team projects that want to get in touch with iGEM participants in order to survey, receive input, collaborate, or work on other community-based projects. You may find a project where you'd like to lend a hand.

If your team has a project that could use the help of the community, send us an email with a short description and contact info. We'll add your project's details to the list.

October 15, 2010

wiki hosting

Wiki freeze icon

The 2010 iGEM wiki will FREEZE on October 27 at 11:59pm EDT. As a reminder, all team wiki data must be hosted on Team wikis on openwetware, university, or independent websites will not be considered in judging. If you are currently using a separate host for your wiki, please move over all information to your team wiki on

October 12, 2010

show off your team spirit!

iGEM Team Spirit

The 2010 Jamboree is coming up, and although you must be busy with preparations, you should also think about your team spirit. At the Jamboree you will be representing your team, university, and country, so why not show off!

Show your team spirit by designing and wearing your team t-shirts. Try something a little bit different and bring along a team mascot. Get creative and colorful!

October 6, 2010

volunteer at the jamboree!

We're currently looking for volunteers who would like to help out during the iGEM 2010 Jamboree (November 6th to November 8th). If you're an iGEM alum, interested in synthetic biology, or would like to take a peek at what we're doing at iGEM, we'd love to have your help. Check out the volunteer page to see how you can help.

October 5, 2010

book your hotel!

2010 Hotels

The 2010 Jamboree is only a month away, and it's time to start thinking about accommodations! Take a look at our Hotels page to find a few hotels close to the MIT campus that are offering discounted rates for iGEM teams. Be sure to book soon as the deadlines for these hotels are October 5th and 14th.

October 4, 2010

2010 Team Map

2010 Team Map

We have 130 Teams from across the globe participating in the 2010 iGEM competition. Take a look at our interactive Team Map to see where they are all located!

September 22, 2010

jamboree deadlines

Deadline clock

The Calendar of Events has been updated. All teams should be aware of the following deadlines:

August 26, 2010
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