IGEM

iGEM, or the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, was created to promote research in synthetic biology. This annual competition started in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015 the Institut Pasteur has created a new iGEM-Pasteur initiative and has assembled the iGEM-Pasteur team.

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Overview

iGEM, or the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition, was created to promote research in synthetic biology. This annual competition started in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Teams from all around the world compete to develop an innovative and efficient synthetic biology project using bio-bricks, interchangeable specific DNA sequences that can be used like LEGO.

The culmination of the iGEM competition, conference and jury, takes place in Boston at the “Giant Jamboree”. Numerous prizes are awarded there, such as the “Best Energy Project” or the “Best Health and Medicine Project”.

Competition iGEM et équipe iGEM-Pasteur

In 2015 the Institut Pasteur has created a new iGEM-Pasteur initiative and has assembled the iGEM-Pasteur team.

Students are the real actors of the project they need to:

  • Develop an innovative idea in synthetic biology

  • Determine the technical and methodological approaches

  • Design and implement the experiments
  • Ensure the project's exposure in the media, on social networks and in the press.


The supervisors give lectures in order to allow the students to familiarize themselves with the broad range of domains involved in the project.
iGEM-Pasteur is one of Pasteur courses, for inscription please Click here (date of inscription to be announced).

En 2015, l'Institut Pasteur s’est lancé dans cette aventure en créant sa propre équipe, constituée d’une vingtaine d’étudiants supervisés par des chercheurs, post-docs et étudiants en thèse de l’Institut. Les étudiants en Licence et Master membres de l’équipe iGEM-Pasteur étant les acteurs réels du projet, ils se doivent de:

- développer une idée innovante en biologie synthétique

- déterminer les moyens techniques et méthodologiques pour réaliser le projet

- concevoir et exécuter la partie expérimentale.

En parallèle, l’équipe doit assurer la médiatisation du projet et son ouverture au grand public sur les réseaux sociaux et dans la presse spécialisée.

Des cours théoriques sont proposés par les encadrants pour permettre aux étudiants de se familiariser avec les différentes disciplines essentielles à la réalisation du projet, allant de la biochimie à l’écologie en passant par la bio-informatique.

iGEM-Pasteur fait partie des cours Pasteur. Deadline December 31, 2016

Liens pour l’inscription http://pasteur-enseignement.fontismedia.com/ipe/.

 

What is the iGEM ?

Visit the official iGEM website.

Also check all the prizes we are competing for in the judging Handbook.

 

iGEM Pasteur 2016

iGEM, or the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition, was created to promote research in synthetic biology. This annual competition started in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015 the Institut Pasteur has created a new iGEM-Pasteur initiative and has assembled the iGEM-Pasteur team.

The IGEM Pasteur 2016 Team is up !
This year we have students from several backgrounds that will bring their knowledge together in order to address an important health issue. Indeed, we have rallied students from:

ESPCI (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie et Physique Industrielle),
ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle),
Paris Sud – Jean Monnet (Law),
Paris Diderot and Pierre and Marie Curie University  (Life Sciences),
ETSL (Ecole de Techniques Supérieures de Laboratoire),
Lycée de la Vallée de la Chevreuse (Tech), and
Columbia University NY (Life Sciences).

This year the students will work on several aspects of their project including Science, Ethics/Human Practices, Sponsoring, and Communication.
We will reveal the specific topic of this year’s project at the Zika Summit 2016, 24-16 April at Institut Pasteur !!
Please stay tuned


iGEM-Pasteur 2015

iGEM, or the international Genetically Engineered Machine competition, was created to promote research in synthetic biology. This annual competition started in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015 the Institut Pasteur has created a new iGEM-Pasteur initiative and has assembled the iGEM-Pasteur team.

iGEM-Pasteur is one of Pasteur courses, for inscription please click here (date of inscription to be announced).
Follow our  projet « PlastiCure » on Facebook and Twitter :

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Apply for iGEM-Pasteur 2016

We will be delighted to see you in our new 2016 team!
I hope you already know what iGEM is. If not, please visit the official iGEM website.
iGEM is a competition in synthetic biology, but you do not have to be a biologist to participate! The iGEM-project includes lots of communication, public relations, fundraising, design, web programming, and modeling. In fact there are 3 parallel tracks that are separately evaluated: Human practicesApplied design and of course the Scientific project.
Each part is carried out by you from A to Z.
Institut Pasteur coaches will give you advice, but it is your project; you take decisions and you build the success of the team.
iGEM-Pasteur is an opportunity for you to show the whole world what you really can do. 
To see what is expected from the project and what are the criteria for the prizes we are competing for, please read the iGEM judging Handbook.
Of course iGEM is not just a competition.  It is way more than that; it is a lot team building, networking and fun.
We hope that you realize how challenging, how demanding, how motivating and how incredible the iGEM experience is.
If you are sure that you want to join our team to go through the whole iGEM project, you want to collaborate and to compete with the best teams from every corner of our planet, please follow the instructions and fill the application forms bellow.

The deadline for the application is January 7, 2016

Steps to follow for the application:

You should write (in English) from 2 to 5 pages, the text must include 3 parts:

  • Describe the project. What is it about?
  • Describe in detail how the team handled the aspect of your interest (mentioned above). Underline strong and weak spots.
  • Write how would you handle chosen aspects of the iGEM project OR propose what would you like to do in the iGEM-Pasteur 2016 team.
     

Send your text to iGEM@pasteur.fr by the deadline: 23h55 January 7, 2016.
Good luck and see you soon!
Team of iGEM-Pasteur coaches

  

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