Aiming to promote Synthetic Biology in Greece, we are launching a new series of Webinars.
On the first Webinar, titled “OMIC-Engine meets iGEM”, held on Tuesday 10th of November 2020, OMIC-Engine welcomes the Greek teams that will participate to the International Synthetic Biology Competition, called iGEM. iGEM Athens, Thessaly and Patras 2020, a few days before their official participation to the competition, will present their research projects unravelling a plethora of Synthetic Biology applications in our everyday life.
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is an international Synthetic Biology competition, the idea of which emerged from the MIT. The competition primarily gives students and young people the opportunity to cross the boundaries of Synthetic Biology and solve 21st-century problems of significant importance. The goal is students to work in multidisciplinary teams to design a biological system of their own using fundamental techniques of Molecular Biology. At the same time, it is required from each group to connect its work with society. Each year more than 300 teams and 6,000 university and school students spend their summer preparing for the competition, and in the autumn, they meet in Boston to present their research work and compete in the Giant Jamboree. This year, due to the global pandemic, the competition will be held digitally promoting the significant role of collaboration, accessibility and inclusivity in science and society.
Since 2017, the Greek iGEM teams have thrived at the competition and managed to bring back to Greece a plethora of medals and special prizes. OMIC-Engine continuously supports the Greek iGEM teams by sharing scientific advice, connecting them with the academic community and sponsoring.
Tuesday 10th of November at 16:00 PM EEST we will have the opportunity to meet the 2020 Greek iGEM teams, discover their research projects, discuss about their journey through the competition and their future plans.
Register here for free.