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MN #8 • March 2019

Hello, iGEM Community!

iGEM Ambassadors here. Every year the iGEM Competition draws more teams from all over the world, and we see our alumni community grow and spread. So, as our community has grown, we have also expanded our Ambassador team! The team is working on new projects and creating systems to strengthen existing after iGEM programs. These projects include:


Dorothy  Zhang 
Ambassador to Asia
Hana Abdelzaher
Ambassador to Africa
Manuel Gimenez
Ambassador to Latin America
Nemanja Stijepović
Ambassador to Europe
Niek Savelkoul
Ambassador to Europe
Nurul Izzati
Ambassador to Asia
Ronit Langer
Ambassador to North America
    Varun Govil    
Ambassador to North America
Follow the work of the team on the After iGEM platform. We would love to hear about your online experience at and any ideas you have to make it better. We welcome your feedback!

This Month's Features:
  • iGEM World News
  • Opportunities for you
  • Latest issue of iGEM Digest
  • Registration Info for the 2019 Competition 
Now, let's dive into the latest happenings this month in the iGEM and After iGEM world.



If you are interested in gaining experience in teaching, giving back to the iGEM community, and expanding your iGEM contact network, apply to be a mentor for iGEM 2019! Mentors will help high school and collegiate iGEM teams navigating the iGEM competition. To learn more about the program click here, and to apply to the program click the button below.
Mentor Application
Are you looking for a place for centralized place for discussion of the latest news, advancements, and challenges in synthetic biology? Explore the new After iGEM discussion forum here.


Hiring? Looking for work? Visit the After iGEM Job Opportunities page, our global director of unique work opportunities. 


Have you ever wondered what iGEM alumni were up to or missed a meetup?
Last November, we sent 4 iGEMers from India, Germany, Canada, and Slovenia, to attend the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, hosted at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt as a part of our Delegate Program. Click here to learn how it went.
After iGEM, in collaboration with Ontario Genomics and Genome Alberta, organized an iGEM Poster Showcase at the 2019 Canada Synbio Conference in Toronto. One iGEM team even won peoples choice award, click here to find out who won! is an iGEMer-founded crowdfunding platform specially designed for the funding of scientific projects. Explore the unique opportunities offered by this platform below, and keep scrolling to access the latest issue of the iGEM Digest, which features Experiment's co-founder Cindy Wu:

iGEM 2019 Challenge

The iGEM alumni at Experiment want come up with a way to help teams gather financial support. No that no matter your team's experience or your age, you can get help with campaign strategy, proposal review, and video support. If you are supporting a current iGEM team, click below to learn more.

Not an iGEM team?
Still want to learn how to crowdfund?

Use Experiment as an online platform to discover funding and share scientific research. You can fund a dinosaur fossil excavation, a historical study of medieval monasteries, or an experiment on the International Space Station. If it helps unlock new knowledge, then it can be funded. 



Did you miss the second issue of the iGEM Digest? Well don't worry you can still get the latest issue by clicking the button below. 
iGEM Digest
If you enjoyed the last digest and would like to contribute we are now accepting stories for future issues. If you would like to share an experience in the lab, a lesson learned, an exciting revelation, or  anything else that might be of interest to your fellow iGEMers, email in your story. If selected it will be featured in the next issue of the iGEM Digest.
Submit Your Story
Team registration for the 2019 competition has been extended to April 2, 2019. Do you know anyone who is interested in participating in iGEM and joining the iGEM community?  Encourage them to visit the registration page and start a team! 
Thank you for reading this week's newsletter. Waving from all over the world, 

iGEM Ambassador Team
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