Team Meetups

Meetup events are happening around the world. Teams share ideas, help each other, and spend time with their fellow iGEMers! There is the opportunity to have a representative from Headquarters come to your event!

Last year's Meetup page - 2018 Meetups

Is your team organizing a Meetup?

Let us know by email: hq AT igem DOT org.

Please include:

  • Name of the Meetup
  • Dates
  • Location
  • Itinerary
  • Brief description of the Meetup (2 - 4 sentences)
  • Contact information (to be posted online)
BioBrick Tutorial

Dates: April 12-14

Location: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

Description: DTU will host the 7th Annual BioBrick Tutorial April 12-14th. The tutorial is a combination of hands-on BioBrick assembly workshop in the lab, presentations about the iGEM process, and a chance to get to know the other Nordic teams.

Itinerary: Friday: Arrival of teams and lectures. Saturday: Lab exercises and workshops. Sunday: Lab exercises and lectures

Contact Information: dtubiobuilders [AT]

iGEM Shanghai Regional Conference

Dates: April 13

Location: NYU Shanghai

Itinerary: 10am to 4pm

Description: The NYU Shanghai team will be hosting the iGEM Shanghai Regional Conference. Local iGEM teams are invited to share their previous competition research, help each other troubleshoot for future experiments, and learn about ways to continue their passion of synthetic biology beyond the competition for the 2019 season.

Contact Information: Daisy Bugarin. Email: db3696 [AT]

iGEM Spring Festival

Dates: May 3-5

Location: Bonn, Germany (Center for Advanced European Studies and Research - CAESAR)

Itinerary: 3 days, program to be announced soon

Description: Kick off the iGEM season with a different kind of meetup! We invite you to Bonn to celebrate the iGEM values with us in a festival-style meetup, attend exciting talks from research scientists, present your teams in a fun way, share ideas and receive feedback, visit the famous Rhein in Flammen and Panama Opening festivals in Bonn with an incredible firework show, visit the Cherry Blossom Avenue, and attend various workshops. The meetup is an initiative started by European Ambassador Nemanja and our team with goals to connect iGEMers with a fun event, include After iGEM with a separate workshop, and promote and recruit potential new teams. Check out our website for more information. We hope to see you in May!

Contact Information: info [AT]


Southern China Regional Meeting

Dates: May 5

Location: Shenzhen University

Itinerary: 9:30AM to 5:20PM

Description: In this event, many iGEM teams are invited and will take turns to talk about their own projects, progress they have made and difficulties they have met. During this period, other teams can ask questions or help solve their problems to achieve the purpose of learning and communication among teams.

The Meetup will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 5:20 p.m.. Eight teams will be on the stage to give speeches. Meanwhile, we have invited Dorothy, the Asian iGEM ambassador, to give us a lecture on how to prepare the competition, which can help us improve and further our project.

Contact Information: 1005745813 [AT], or WeChat LLL_Wendy

Nordic iGEM Conference (NiC)

Dates: May 17-19

Location: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Description: The Nordic iGEM Conference (NiC) is a three-day meetup for the Nordic iGEM teams. This year the event is hosted by University of Copenhagen. There will be workshops, a mini-jamboree, an After iGEM panel discussion and social activities to strengthen the ties between Nordic iGEM teams.

Contact Information: Cecilie, email: cich [AT]


iGEM Collaboration Meet Up

Dates: May 17-19

Location: Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany

Description: iGEM, although being a competition, it lives from its big community and all the collaborations. For this reason we want to meet all of you as soon as possible and start working together! Come join us in Erlangen, Germany for a weekend of socializing, interesting talks, workshops, poster sessions and our collaboration speed-dating. Oh, and Franconia is known worldwide for its amazing beer.

Contact Information: email: project-igem [AT]


The Third iGEM Nanjing Regional Meetup

Dates: May 19

Location: China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing

Itinerary: 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Description: The Third iGEM Nanjing Regional Meetup is held by China Pharmaceutical University iGEM (CPU_CHINA) team. In this meetup, many teams are invited to share their own projects and communicate with the others, to achieve the purpose of learning and communicating among teams. We also invited many experienced iGEMers to provide suggestions to each team, which can further their projects.

Contact Information: email: KKeHuandi [AT]

iGEM x Genesis2.0

Dates: June 11 at 19h

Location: Filmoteca de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Description: We will present our team UPNAvarra_Spain, talk about what synthetic biology can do for our society and show a documentary called Genesis 2.0..

The film observes the harsh and dangerous life of so-called mammoth hunters on the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia. The resurrection of the mammoth is a first track and manifestation of the next great technological revolution, synthetic biology.

Contact Information: @igem.upna (Instagram), @igemupna2019 (Facebook), @iUPNA2019 (Twitter), equipo.igem [AT] (Email)

Israel Teams iGEM Meeting

Dates: June 13

Location: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Itinerary: 12:00-13:00 Arrival and refreshments, 13:00-14:30 Project presentations, 14:30-16:00 Collaborations

Description: Israeli Teams MeetUp, where we will be discussing this year's project (for each team) and get to know one another. We are looking to find areas for collaborations as well.

Contact Information: Mey Tal Banar, IGEM.bgu19 [AT]

iGEM meetup for teams and supervisors

Dates: June 13-14

Location: former US embassy @ The Hague, the Netherlands

Itinerary: Day 1: workshops, presentations, panel discussions & Day 2: unconference: you set the programme

Description: Do you want to increase your chances to succeed in the iGEM competition 2019? Acquire useful tools, skills and knowledge, exchange best practices, and learn all about human practices, safety & security, including how to work Safe-by-Design. In other words: get a head start! So save the date and join the iGEM Europe meetup during the Border Sessions festival on 13 & 14 June in The Hague, hosted by Rathenau and RIVM. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more information about the programme.

Contact Information: biotechnologie [AT]


Congress iGEM Green Biotech

Dates: June 14

Location: Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Itinerary: To be posted soon.

Description: During the event, participants can attend several conferences and workshops at our university, as well as some contacts with researchers and many experts in the fields of plant biotechnology and synthetic biology.

Contact Information: igemuaaan [AT], +52 1 8445017671,

The US_AFRL_CarrollHS Meetup

Dates: June 22

Location: 444 Building at 444 E Second Street, Dayton, Ohio

Itinerary: 10 AM - 3 PM

Description: A chance to discuss iGEM projects, meet other teams, and get excited for iGEM!!!

The 444 Building is used as a creative and collaborative center for AFRL and other researchers. It stands in the heart of the innovation district in Downtown Dayton. Just down the street is Wilbur and Orville Wright’s bicycle shop where they initially designed the Wright Flyer!

Meet us at the birthplace of innovation, where creativity and curiosity are grounded as the building blocks for the future of synthetic biology! We hope to see you there!

Contact Information: igem [AT]

French iGEM Meetup

Dates: June 22

Location: University of Fundamental and Applied Sciences of Poitiers, France

Itinerary: A round-table discussion session in the morning at the university and activities in the afternoon at the St Cyr Lake

Description: iGEM Poitiers team organize for the first time a French Meetup. It will occur during the whole day. It will be a friendly meeting with a round-table discussion in the morning for the presentation of the different teams and their projects. In the afternoon the teams will share a convivial moment after lunchtime at the St Cyr Lake where they will do some activities to know more each other.

Contact Information: igempoitiers [AT]

German iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 5-7

Location: Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf

Description: The German Meetup will be hosted in Düsseldorf, Germany from July 5 - 7, 2019. There will be exciting talks, a panel discussion and poster presentations, where we invite you to present and discuss your team’s project. In addition, there will be many opportunities to socialize with your fellow iGEM participants.
Receive input from experts, discuss your ideas and get to know the German iGEM teams!

Contact Information: igem [AT]

iGEM Meetup - Beijing District

Dates: July 7

Location: Zhonghang Development Mansion, Beijing, China

Description: As each team are preparing for the 2019 iGEM Jamboree, our team, iBowu-China, would like to invite all the participating iGEMers to join us on July 3rd, 2019, at Zhonghang Development Mansion (北京中航发展大厦A座), to celebrate the hard work that we’ve done. This is going to be the greatest opportunity for all the teams at and near Beijing to gather up and share their thoughts, worries, experiences, ideas, etc. No matter if you’re stuck midway on your project or having the best experience of your life, this meeting will be the chance to make your inspiring project even better.

At the seminar, each team will be sharing their program development, as well as their project ideas; you will be able to find help and resolutions to your challenges from all the supportive iGEMers attending the meeting, most importantly, all of us will be able to learn from each other as a community.

The time arrangement will be the following:

  • 9:00-9:30: Arrival window for teams
  • 9:30-10:00: Opening ceremony
  • 10:00-10:40: First team project presentation and Q&A
  • 10:40-11:20: Second team project presentation and Q&A
  • 11:20-12:00: Third team project presentation and Q&A
  • 12:00-13:20: Lunch break
  • 13:20-15:20: Project presentation
  • 15:20-16:00: Presentations from four previous iGEMers
  • 16:00-16:30: Networking session
  • 16:30-16:50: Closing ceremony

*Timing and arrangements are subject to change*

Preparation list and timing for each team: (If your team is prepared, you can use this as a chance to do a mock jamboree). Each team will get 25mins of presentation time and 15 mins for Q&A session and judge’s feedbacks. Team presentations should include the following elements:

  • Team and team members introduction
  • An introduction of your project
  • Future plans
  • Group aims
  • Experiments practices/design
  • Human practices and progress

**if there are any difficulties that you are being challenged with, please share them too**

Contact Information: Hedy Zhu, email: he.zhu [AT], phone: +86 137 0122 9523

Greek iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 12-14

Location: University of Thessaly, Greece

Description: iGEM Thessaly is really happy to host the first iGEM Greek meetup at the city of Larissa. The main idea is for the Greek teams to come together and exchange ideas, knowledge, and visions. There will be exciting talks by great scientists in the field of Synthetic Biology, presentations of the team’s projects as well as interactive activities that will give us the opportunity to get to know our fellow iGEM participants.

Let’s not forget that Larissa is known for its amazing tsipouro, so it’s also our obligation to enjoy it with our fellow Greek iGEMers.

Contact Information: igem.thessaly [AT]

Midwest Meetup

Dates: July 13

Location: Michigan State University

Description: We will be hosting the Midwest Meetup at the Michigan State University. It will take place on July 13th from 11am – 5pm. Check in is in MSU’s Molecular Plant Sciences Building (1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824). At the Meetup we will be playing icebreaker games and having a scavenger hunt as well as a speaker and presentations from each group about their project. Lunch will be provided at one of MSU’s cafeterias. We will end the evening with a fun craft and Ice cream from MSU’s own dairy store. Contact swiecki1 [AT] for more details about coming.

Contact Information: swiecki1 [AT]

iGEM Jilin Meetup - Peer Collaboration

Dates: July 19-20

Location: Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

Itinerary: July 19
16:30 – 17:30 Opening ceremony
17:30-19:00 Dinner
19:00-22:00 Presentation

July 20
8:00-9:00 Lab visit
9:00-11:00 Brainstorming
11:00-- Closing ceremony

Description: All iGEMers are supposed to achieve more in collaboration with each other, so here comes our invitation, from Jilin_China & JiangnanU_China, to all the iGEM teams, hoping the brainstorming will bring you more inspirations during the Meetup! At this meetup, iGEMers can share their projects as well as trouble/opinions/advice with others. We can’t wait to meet you in Jilin! Contact us for more information.

Contact Information: 1021170428 [AT]
yangchang1316 [AT]
yangchang703 [AT]

iGEM ChongQing Meetup

Dates: July 19-21

Location: Army Medical Unversity, ChongQing, China

Itinerary: To be sent to participating teams or individuals

Description: BM_AMU will hold the first iGEM ChongQing Meetup. We invite six teams from all over the country, including CSU_CHINA, NUDT_CHINA, OUC-China, SDU-CHINA, SMMU-China and UCAS-China, to deliver speeches and poster presentations. In the meantime, We are very honored to invite Dorothy, the Asian iGEM ambassador, and Haoqian Zhang, Chief Technical Officer of Bluepha company, to ChongQing. Most importantly, entrepreneurship of Undergraduates is another theme of this year’s meetup.

Contact Information: 1040776305 [AT]

All India iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 20-21

Location: IISER Bhopal (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh)

Description: IISER Bhopal is proud to host this years' All India iGEM Meetup. The idea around the meetup is to come together and understand the uniqueness of each other's ideas and to have some fun in the process of learning (Cause we all know, Science and Fun go hand in hand). There will be a poster presentation session and anonymous feedback, coupled with a few talks.

Contact Information: Anish Ganju (7411279212), Radha Kulkarni (7350508855), Email: igemiiserb [AT]

Mid-Atlantic iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 25

Location: University of Virginia School of Nursing, McLeod Hall

Itinerary: To be sent to participating teams or individuals

Description: Virginia iGEM is excited to host this year's Mid-Atlantic iGEM Meetup! We are looking forward to learn about all the different projects being pursued in the Mid-Atlantic region and catalyze new collaborations. We will also have two great guest speakers bringing intriguing perspectives to synthetic biology and its applications.

You can register here:

Contact Information: khz7gy [AT]

InParis European Meetup

Dates: July 25-27

Location: Institut Pasteur, Paris 75015 FRANCE

Itinerary: To be given to registered participants

Description: Pasteur Paris, Ionis Paris, GO Paris Saclay and Evry Paris Saclay iGEM teams are collaborating to host the European Meetup. It will take place in Paris, France from July 25-27 2019. Participating teams will have the chance to present their project in front of a jury and to expose their posters. To relax a bit and to know each other better, some activities are planned as well as an afterwork/BBQ party at the end of the event.

All news can be found on our website:

You can register here:

Contact Information: inparis.igem [AT]

Danish iGEM Weekend

Dates: July 26-28

Location: Svanninge Bjerge

Itinerary: To be given to registered participants

Description: Denmark has seen the Biobrick Tutorial and the Nordic iGEM Conference, both revolving around essential parts of the iGEM competition. This meet-up for the Danish teams will focus on more meta-topics like teambuilding and communication training, but we will also host a wiki-workshop. We hope the weekend ends with a stronger national collaboration between our teams.

Contact Information: igem [AT]


Dates: July 27

Location: University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Itinerary: 1-11 pm

Description: JulyGEM is centered around entrepreneurship during and after iGEM, and will require teams to present a 5-10 minute pitch on the importance of their project and why their solution is better than current technologies.

Contact Information: If teams are interested they should email us at igem.calgary [AT]

Korea iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 28

Location: Apgujeong Coffeenie Seminar Room

Itinerary: 11AM-1PM

Description: Team Korea_HS is excited to host the first iGEM Korea Meetup in Seoul! During this meetup, three high school teams from Korea will come together to share their project ideas, current progress, and any challenges they have met. The goal of this session is not only to exchange insights in synthetic biology but also to receive feedback from different perspectives and gain creative solutions for difficulties that are faced by each team.

Further information regarding the project presentation will be sent to the team leaders prior to the meetup. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the email address below!

11:00am-11:10am: Welcome and Introduction
11:10am-11:45am: Team Korea_HS Project Presentation and Q&A
11:45am-12:20pm: Team SIS_Korea Project Presentation and Q&A
12:20pm-12:55pm: Team KOREA Project Presentation and Q&A
12:55pm-1:00pm: Group Photograph and Closing Remarks

**Light snacks will be provided:)

Contact Information: igem.korhs [AT]

1st iGEM X Highschool

Dates: August 2-3

Location: Hangzhou, China. The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Description: This is a meet up that is hosted, by ASTWS_China (starter), Worldshaper_XSHS, and ZJU-iGEM, three 2019 iGEM teams. This meet-up mainly focuses on getting high school iGEM teams in China to be helped by College teams, officials guides from iGEM and even scholars from local universities. During this session, we are also looking forward to the collaboration between teams and the increase of the bond of those iGEMers of 2019. We sincerely hope that with the help of iGEM high school committee, we would have another great year of growth and learning experience this summer.

This event is confirmed and participated with the after iGEM highschool committee.

Contact Information: Cassie Tang, tangrongjian0 [AT]

Northeastern iGEM Meetup (NEGem)

Dates: August 5

Location: MIT, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge MA 02139, Stata Center, Room 141

Itinerary: (Tentative schedule, will be finalized once number of teams is set)
13:00 Opening Remarks + Guest Speaker
13:45 Presentations and Feedback
15:15 Ice Cream Social and Tour of Weiss Lab
16:15 Presentations and Feedback
17:45 Closing Remark

Description: The Northeastern iGEM Meetup will take place at MIT this year. NEgem is an opportunity for teams in the Northeast region of North America to present their preliminary project and receive feedback from fellow iGEM teams and former judges. The meetup will also include an ice cream social, mentors-only round-table, identification of collaborations, and guest speakers. Participants will have the option to join the meetup remotely.

Contact Information: igem-2019-students [AT], igem-2019-mentors [AT], @MITiGEM (Facebook), @igem_mit (Instagram), @iGEM_MIT (Twitter)

iGEM Japan Summer Meetup

Dates: August 16

Location: Midorigaoka 6th Building, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Itinerary: Presentation about projects, feedback, and discussion

Description: Japanese iGEM teams get together in Tokyo. Each team gives a presentation about their provisional project and their team management. After that, we exchange opinions and give some advice to each other.

Contact Information: igemtokyotech2019 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

The Second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay Area iGEM Synthetic Biology Development Forum

Dates: August 16-18

Location: South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


Description: The event will invite the domestic synthetic biology academic great authorities to give lectures and explore the most cutting-edge synthetic biology theories and technologies. Synthetic biology teams from universities in the greater bay area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao will be invited to present the project, discuss biosafety and ethics issues through debate sessions and learn from the exchange of ideas. The purpose of this event is to hold a high-level and indepth forum through the above featured links, to provide a valuable learning and communication platform for students from the school of biology as well as college students from Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau and Greater Bay Area. As an emerging subject in the field of biology in the 21st century, synthetic biology is considered as a subversive frontier technology by many countries, it is also called the third biotechnology revolution after the revolution of molecular biology and genomics. This forum focuses on the most cutting-edge synthetic biology theories and technologies, and links domestic and foreign studies, provides a platform for like-minded undergraduates from Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau and Greater Bay Area to study and discuss, provides valuable resources for students from the school of biology to expand their international and academic horizons and enhance their cross-cultural communication abilities.

Contact Information: LIU, Jiaxun: Liujiaxun99 [AT]
LON Rumdon: JeromeRUMDON [AT]

Dutch Meetup

Dates: August 16-17

Location: Institute Biology Leiden (Sylvius Laboratory), Sylviusweg 72, 2333 BE

Itinerary: Friday (17:00-21:00) Saturday (09:00-17:00)

Description: This year, the Leiden team and the Groningen iGEM team are organizing an interesting meetup in Leiden! The meetup will be filled with interesting talks, team presentations with a jury, a large BBQ and Crazy88!

Contact Information: igem [AT] (Maarten Lubbers)

Pacific Northwest Meetup

Dates: August 17-18

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Itinerary: to be sent to participating teams or individuals

Description: This year the Washington iGEM team, in collaboration with SoundBio iGEM and Tacoma RAINmakers, will be hosting the 2nd annual Pacific Northwest iGEM Meetup in Seattle! We'll be having industry and education panels, workshops, and mock poster and presentation sessions, as well as time for iGEM members to get to know each other and build our community. Our goal is for teams to learn more about iGEM and the world of synthetic biology while also helping to prepare them for the jamboree. Despite the name, any iGEM member or alum from around the world is welcome to attend! Please contact us for the registration form and more information.

Contact Information: uwigem [AT]

Swiss iGEM Meetup

Dates: August 19

Location: University of Zurich, Irchel Campus

Itinerary: click for Swiss Meetup itinerary file

Description: The swiss iGEM teams gather together! - For the past switzerland has only had 2 teams, both from the federal institues of technology (ETH & EPFL). This year two more teams have joined the fray. The experienced teams ETH and EPFL will give specific advice for the UZurich team while all teams can benefit from hearing other projects and approached to common problems.

Contact Information: team [AT]

6th Conference of China iGEMer Community

Dates: August 19-23

Location: Institute of Synthetic Biology, CAS SIAT, Shenzhen, China

Itinerary: Coming soon


Description: Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC), is a national-wide meet up launched by several Chinese iGEM participating universities. It is the biggest synthetic biology conference in China. Over last five years, there were approximately 200 teams and 2000 people participated. CCiC is now more than a simple iGEM meet up, but a national-wide academic conference for all junior synbio lovers with vitality, and a platform for the senior synbio leaders, to pass on their passion to the next generation. Teams can do presentations and have poster sessions, we also prepared lots of workshops and lectures to link iGEMers to the frontier of synthetic biology.

Contact Information: suggestion [AT], or add QQ group 363055707, identify yourself by ‘from Meetup page’

Alpine iGEM Meetup

Dates: August 30-31

Location: Biomedical Center Munich
Grosshaderner Strasse 9
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Itinerary: will be send to registered participants

Description: We are happy to invite you to the Alpine Meetup in Munich from August 30.-31.! We will set up a great program including interesting talks, a poster session and exciting workshops! In addition there will be opportunities to socialize with other iGEM participants while enjoying Munich's beer gardens and city life. On Sunday, September 1st we will offer an optional little hiking trip to the mountains or to one of our beautiful lakes in upper Bavaria.
Keep an eye on our social media accounts for more details!

Contact Information: igem.munich [AT]

LATAM Meetup

Dates: August 31

Location: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Itinerary: 10:30-11:00 Team registration and poster set-up, 11:00-12:00 Workshop #1, 12:00-13:00 Workshop #2, 13:00-14:30 Lunch, 14:30-18:00 Poster presentation, 18:00-18:30 Group photograph and prize for best poster

Description: This year's meetup will consist in a reunion of all Latin American iGEM teams with the main objective of getting to know each others projects. It will consist of two exclusive workshops, specifically designed to help iGEM teams solve any doubts they have with their projects and/or learn new useful skills along with a poster presentation where each team will receive feedback from a professional in their field. At the end, there will be a group photograph, prize for the best poster of the day and a networking gathering where we can all get to know each other and have a good time.

Contact Information: igemtecmonterrey [AT] (email), @igemtecmty (instagram and twitter), iGem Tec Monterrey (facebook)

iGEM x Sustainable Development Goals Online Conference

Dates: Submit the form by July 15th. The conference will take place in early September (tentative).

Itinerary: We will most likely be starting at 8AM to 10AM (GMT+8)

Description: Our discussion will be centered around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals that the United Nations (UN) has set to achieve by 2030. MUN Impact, a Model United Nations (MUN) initiative, encourages high school students to use the SDGs as a framework to create projects to tackle global issues, such as taking action against climate change. We hope to raise awareness of the SDGs. Through this conference, we will help each other align our projects with the SDGs and take steps to turn our projects into reality!

For more information about MUN Impact and the UN SDGs, check out these links: and, or send us an email at igemtas [AT]

Since this is an online conference, we hope teams from all around the world will join! If you are interested, please sign up through this google form ( by July 15th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information: igemtas [AT]

3rd Mediterranean meetup

Dates: September 5-6

Location: 31 chemin Joseph Aiguier - CNRS campus, 13009, Marseille, France

Description: iGEM Aix-Marseille is hosting the third edition of the Mediterranean meetup; a great opportunity to meet most the Mediterranean teams, exchange around the projects and exchange experiences and ideas. To all of the Mediterranean iGEMers, buckle up and come join us in big bad sunny Marseille.

Contact Information: equipe.igem.amu [AT]

Antimicriobial Resistance Symposium

Dates: September 4

Location: SDU-Denmark

Description: We at Team iGEM SDU-Denmark are hosting a symposium on antimicrobial resistance on the 4th of September between 12:00-15:00 CEST (12:00p.m-3:00p.m). The whole thing is in English, and we are livestreaming it via and YouTube Live.

We are inviting all teams working on AMR (and whoever is interested) to tune in and join us!

There are speakers from our own team, Doctors Without Borders, Statens Serum Institut, and two local researchers from University of Southern Denmark.

Both links will be posted on our Facebook Event shortly before it starts:

SynBio Gone Viral

Dates: September 20-22

Location: Leuven, Belgium

Itinerary: A collection of Keynote Speakers, Workshops and Preparation for the Jamboree, with an international party at night!


Description: The iGEM teams of KU Leuven, Aachen and GO Paris Saclay are proud to announce a new conference in the heart of Europe. Hosted in the home city of the KU Leuven team, experts from all over Europe will be speaking, alongside interactive workshops and a practice session for the Giant Jamboree! Furthermore, entertainment and relaxation is ensured during a brewery tour and an international party on Saturday night. For any extra info, please E-mail us or check the website below!

Registration is now open at the following link:

Registration will close one week before the conference or when tickets run out, whichever is latest!

Contact Information: synbio [AT]


Presentation Bootcamp at GSU

Dates: September 21

Location: Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia


Description: We are planning a collaboration/meet-up event where we will be working on our presentation skills and how to format our results and effectively communicate our research efforts. We will be using the same guidelines used at the actual Jamboree and hope that this will be good practice for the actual Jamboree. We will also play games and have a fantastic lunch so we hope we can not only help each other edit our presentations and exchange useful advice but also get to know each other and have fun!

Contact Information: igemgsu [AT] and rbabar2 [AT]

Synthetic Biology Symposium

Dates: September 26

Location: UNSW, Australia

Itinerary: 6pm-6:15pm Welcome and Sitting
6:15pm-6:45pm Team Presentations
6:45pm-7:15pm Panel Q&A
7:30pm-8pm Drinks and Networking

Description: The UNSW iGEM warmly invites all science enthusiasts to the annual symposium held at UNSW celebrating synthetic biology. This event aims to provide an understanding of what is currently being produced as well as, potential career perspectives within the $8.4 Billion field. This event will be an open forum where any attendants can ask questions about synthetic biology to an expert panel of scientists, professionals and academics.

Contact Information: UNSW iGEM 2019, unsw.igem [AT]

The Mini Jamboree

Dates: October 4

Location: 200 Guoding Road, Shanghai (International teams may join via Zoom)

Description: With the warmest welcomes, Shanghai_FLS China and Shanghai_YGQ invite you to the east coast of China for an exchange of ideas, suggestions, and engineering brilliance at our Mini Jamboree. For those seeking an occasion to hone their skills at presenting their project, this is it! If you don't want to fly, you may also attend it via Zoom meeting room. See you in Shanghai!

Itinerary: 10:00 - 10:30 Arrival and Registration
10:30 - 10:45 Opening Remarks
10:45 - 12:15 Team Presentation with Q&A
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30 Team Presentation with Q&A
14:30 - 15:30 Tea Break & Free Discussion
15:30 - 16:30 Guest Speakers and Closing Remarks

Contact Information: ecmj19igem [AT]

Israel's Mini iGEM Jamboree

Dates: October 6

Location: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Description: On October 6th, 2019 the Israeli mini Jamboree will be taking place in Tel Aviv University, Israel. The attending teams would have the opportunity to practice their presentations for the Giant Jamboree. Each team will be judged according to the official judging form and will receive feedback from experts. In addition, the team members would be able to use the meetup for socializing and collaborations.

Contact Information: Ofir Vardi, igemtau [AT]

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Southern California iGEM Meetup

Dates: October 6

Location: J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, CA

Description: Teams CCA_San_Diego, TPHS_San_Diego, and DNHS_SanDiego welcome you to the 2019 Southern California iGEM Meetup. Teams that attend will have the opportunity to practice their presentations for the Giant Jamboree and hear about other teams' projects. Attending teams will also have a chance to exchange useful advice, get to know each other, and work on effectively communicating their research!

Contact Information: ccaigem2019 [AT]

BeNeLux Mini Jamboree

Dates: October 25

Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Itinerary: 9 am to 6 pm

Description: During this meetup, we want to invite all the teams of the Benelux to Eindhoven to exercise their presentation and poster for the Giant Jamboree. Experts in the field will give feedback so you can optimize your work for the last time before going to Boston.

Contact Information: igem [AT]