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August MN#14 • 2019
Hello, iGEM Community!

iGEM Ambassadors here. We have had a busy month leading up to the Jamboree. We have attended some amazing conferences, improved the After iGEM platform, and developed the After iGEM programs. Follow our work on the After iGEM platform, and feel free to reach out to us via our social media. We would love to hear about your online experience at after.igem.org and any ideas you have to make it better. We welcome your feedback!

This Month's Features:
  • Ambassador Updates
  • iGEM World News
  • Opportunities for YouiGEM in Boston!
  • Information on Alumni Events
  • Synbio in the News
  • Unique Funding Opportunities
Now let's explore!

AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCEMENT

Biosecurity Policy Conference

Are you ready to take your human practices to the next level?
Are you in the Boston area?
Do you want to engage with policymakers?

 
Join After iGEM and the MIT Center for International Studies the day after the Jamboree (November 5th, 2019) at MIT to investigate real problems in collaboration with policymakers and other students. Hear from policymakers about their journey and what are the next big challenges that require your help!

More details and RSVP form here!

Please contact Ambassador Ronit with any questions.

HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY

 

Credit: Shane Hope

3D-Printed Quilt of Biological Molecules is a Transhumanist Dystopia

Artist Shane Hope uses his art to answer the question: 

"What would it look like if and after our overclocked-offspring (quicker-thinking posthuman descendants) decide to disassemble everything we know for spare parts?"

He explores this theme through a series of intricately layered sculptural artworks made using his own DIY 3D printers. To discover more follow the tag  #syntheticbiology on Facebook to discover more.

Photo by Matt Gibson

Bee Partners Industry Insight: Synthetic Biology

The boom in synthetic biology (SynBio) has moved humanity from settling for “good enough” solutions to optimal solutions. One such company investing in these solutions is Bee Partners. Click here to discover their partners. To discover more follow the tag  #syntheticbiology on LinkedIn to discover more.
 Share your news! Please send it to after@igem.org or tag us in post with #AfteriGEM.

OUT AND ABOUT

Start your year off right by attending conferences. Come meet new people, develop ideas, and gather inspiration!
 
The biggest synthetic biology event in the world is here! After iGEM will have interactive panels during the Jamboree, be sure to check out our social media accounts and our website to get live updates or post questions!
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NEWS

LabGenius Raises $10M to Use AI for Protein Drug Discovery

Great companies are not built by individuals, they’re built by teams driven by a shared passion, a shared mission, a shared purpose. We are excited to share with our community that James Field, iGEMer from the 2009 and 2011 Imperial iGEM teams, recently raised $10M USD in Series A Funding for his startup LabGenius, which is developing a machine learning robotic platform.

Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells

Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells. This new circuitry could act as control mechanisms in safe, smart cells programmed to kill tumors and treat brain injuries. Check out the article.

iGEMer of the Month

iGEMers come from all over the world and are responsible for amazing community initiatives-with sometimes these achievements aren’t known. 

Do you know any iGEM alumni who deserve the spotlight? 
Are you doing an amazing project in your community?

Submit your story or nominate a friend for a chance to be featured in the iGEMer of the Month section!

THE CREATIVE GUILD

A global directory of creative companies and job opportunities
 
Synthetic Biologist Positions at Asimov

Asmiov, an iGEM Startup from the 2008 Washington iGEM Team, is hiring for the positions of Viral Vector Synthetic Biologist and Mammalian Synthetic Biologist. With a mission to radically advance humankind’s ability to design living systems, they are looking for iGEMers to be a part of this journey.
BioBuilder Teaching Fellows

BioBuilder Educational Foundation has a unique teaching opportunity for scientists and engineers with training in biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or bioengineering. Teaching Fellows will deliver workshops to learners ranging from middle school to adult.

Gain teaching experience with a unique opportunity to teach synthetic biology in BioBuilder's state-of-the-art Learning Lab. It's a flexible, short-term commitment with a potentially long-term impact! If interested, email Dr. Natalie Kuldell at natalie@biobuilder.org.

Waving from around the world,
iGEM Ambassador Team
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