Meet-Up iGEM France
Being the first participating team in Poitiers, we wanted to mark the occasion by organising the French iGEM meetup. The idea was to invite all the French teams early in the iGEM season so that they could meet between each other, initiate collaborations, give and get some advice about project gestion.
On all the French teams that we invited, GO Paris Saclay, Grenoble, IONIS, Montpellier, Nantes, Pasteur Paris, Sorbonne, Strasbourg answered the call and enjoyed this sharing moment with us.
After a meal, we all went to the Saint Cyr lake to spend a fun afternoon with everyone and make bonds between team members.
Finally, we all went for a drink to end the meet-up in a joyous and relaxed atmosphere. After the meet-up, we asked the participating teams to fill in a feedback form:
Organized by the iGEM teams TAS_Taipei, Tuebingen and Costa Rica, this challenge aims to spread awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations to achieve by 2030. Through they challenge, they hope to spread awareness of the pressing issues in our world and how iGEM teams can help to target these goals. They created an instagram account to groupe the pictures of the different teams around the world.
4 specific SDGs match perfectly with our project :
Posting this picture on our networks, we nominated some teams which answered us about this challenge. The iGEM team of Cairo University made a wonderful video for this challenge !
We participated in two survey for the iGEM team of Montpellier. They were about waste production, their treatment and eco-responsibility knowledge of iGEM teams.
Strasbourg - France
We participated in a survey for the iGEM team of Strasbourg team about how iGEM teams deal problems of food allergies in their country. As no one of our team have allergies, we unfortunately couldn't help them a lot.
UNSW - Australia
We participated to an online Excel document of UNSW team, which wanted to increase communication between teams. To do so, they created this Excel to facilitate contact and collaboration between the different iGEM teams. This document gathered all teams contact and networks and was accessible for all teams.
Finally, they got the information of 229 teams from 48 countries!
The iGEM TIES project (Team IntEractions Study) is a research study conducted at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris. They explore how iGEM team interactions, diversity and transdisciplinarity impact the global performance of iGEM teams and the learning experience of the students. To do so, they collaborate with iGEM Grenoble as part of their Human Practices they made a survey they shared with all the teams.
We answered their survey and can't wait to receive our team's results.