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MN#8 • 2020

Hello, iGEM Community!
We have been working on a number of activities recently to reconnect and best support you. You may have attended a few of them at the Opening Weekend Festival, and now there are more.
Take a look at them, along with other activities happening in the synthetic biology community, in our newsletter. 

Let’s explore!

From The Coordinators

After iGEM @ OWF

Didn't get a chance to be a part of the Opening Weekend Festival? You can now view the activities organized by After iGEM on iGEM Foundations YouTube and bilibili channel
GMOs in Agriculture - The Nobel Laureates’ Campaign
After iGEM Communications Committee
iGEM Safety & Security Committee

Education and Accessibility in the SynBio Ecosystem
After iGEM Communications Committee
iGEM Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Frugal/Low-Cost Science
After iGEM Communications Committee

Wondering about Your High School iGEM Journey? A Conversation with HS iGEM Alumni (Asia, Europe, North America)
After iGEM High School Committee
How to Avoid Plagiarism in Your Work
After iGEM Policy Committee

Biodiversity, the Nagoya Protocols and Digital Sequence Sharing
After iGEM Policy Committee

Regional iGEM Stories: Asia Pacific
iGEM Ambassadors

Regional iGEM Stories: North America
iGEM Ambassadors

iGEM Startup Stories
Where Are You Now?
More than 45,000 iGEMers who have participated in the iGEM Competition since 2004. Many of them have gone on to become startup founders! 

Are you one of them? At iGEM EPIC we are looking for those entrepreneurial iGEMers who have gone on to become founders or co-founders and are offering a free company benchmarking report for all participants!
The first participation of a LATAM team in iGEM was in 2006. Since then, more and more teams have joined the competition, creating a strong community in the region.

After iGEM Ambassadors for LATAM want to connect the Latin iGEM community so we can work together and make people know about Synthetic Biology and iGEM in all countries. Help us achieve this goal by answering this form!
Webinar: Biotech Robotic Cloud Labs
Join speakers from Emerald, Strateos, Culture, and Zymergen and our Ambassadors on June 20, 2020 at 01:00 PM Eastern (US and Canada) to hear how the future of synthetic biology look like with automation and cloud labs.
Register Here
Workshop: Effectively Communicating Science To Public
In today's increasingly connected society, effectively & responsibly communicating science is becoming an integral part of a scientist's life. The workshop & breakout sessions will focus on two major platforms for public engagement: written communication & media interviews. For each, we will go over Do's and Don'ts with real world examples!
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Find out what's happening in the global iGEM and synbio community. If you want to share news with us contact us at
How iGEMers Are Pursuing Entrepreneurship in Europe, Middle East and Africa
How Bluepha is Thriving in the Asian Startup Ecosystem
An International Perspective on the American Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

iGEMer of The Month

Over the past 16 years over 40,000 individuals have participated in the iGEM Competition, this is one way for us to celebrate you. If you want to nominate someone send us an

Presenting to you our iGEMer of the Month for the month of May, Anya Morgan. Anya first participated in iGEM in 2018 as a part of the OLS Canmore team, and led Accessible iGEM project. Check out our conversation with Anya on the iGEM Network!

On Your Screen (formerly Out & About)

Wondering what to do while you're at home? Take a look at all the conferences and seminars that are taking place online
The SynBioBeta Global Synthetic Biology Conference 2020 unites the leading biological engineers, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs who make up this fast-growing industry - all during one impactful event. Come learn the latest technologies, hear the announcements in the field, make partnerships, meet investors, and discover companies
Join Euronext's second Biotech Leaders Conference on 30 June 2020 to hear from Biotech CFOs and Heads of IR on the pandemic’s impact on both private and public biotech financing as well as the M&A market  this interactive webinar will touch upon the topic of the financing of life science companies in post Covid19 era.
The first SynbiTECH Live webinar will address the role of synthetic biology in the detection and treatment of COVID-19 and its potential role in combatting future pandemics.
A new series of Webinars "Alliance For Science Live" by Alliance for Science on science in developing and underdeveloped countries, GMOs and much more!

Job Board

If you want to post a job or a PhD position on the iGEM Network and want it to be shared with iGEMers send us an email
Life Sciences Product Specialist

Clinical Laboratory Supervisor
Ginkgo Bioworks

PhD Position at Biocenter 
LMU Munich

Post Doc position at Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology
Chalmers University of Technology

RA OpenPlant Lab
University of Cambridge
This newsletter was made like any good PCR- the machine stopped midway through, and the team started over again, but man those bands came out like a Picasso.

Waving from all over the world, 

After iGEM Team
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