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Du r i n gt h eJ a mb o r e e . . . B e f o r et h eJ a mb o r e e . . . T heI nt er na t i ona l Genet i c a l l yE ngi neer edMa c hi ne ( i GE M) c ompet i t i oni sa ni nt er na t i ona l c ont es t dedi c a t edt oeduc a t i on, a dv a nc ementofs y nt het i c bi ol ogya ndt hedev el opmentofopenc ommuni t y andc ol l abor at i onwor l dwi de. Thei GEM c ompet i t i onha sdev el opedt oal a r gec ommuni t y ofmor et ha n160t ea msofunder gr a dua t es t udent s a ndpr of es s or swor k i ngi ns y nt het i cbi ol ogy .

Af t ert hes uc c es sofl as tyear , t heEur opean J a mbor eewi l l a ga i nbehos t edi nt heNet her l a nds . VUUni v er s i t yAms t er da m, Uni v er s i t yofAms t er da m, Del f tUni v er s i t yofT ec hnol ogy , t heUni v er s i t yof Gr oni ngen, Wa geni ngenUni v er s i t ya ndE i ndhov en Uni v er s i t yofT ec hnol ogya r es el ec t edt oor ga ni z e t heE ur ope a nJ a mbor e ei nAms t e r da mi nOc t obe r 2 0 1 2 .

S i nc e2003, ov er400pr oj ec t sha v ebeenpr es ent ed. T oa c c ommoda t et hes pec t a c ul a rgr owt hi nt he numberofpa r t i c i pa t i ngt ea ms , i GE MHea dqua r t er s ( nonpr o tor ga ni z a t i on) ha v ei ni t i a t edr egi ona l i GE Mc ompet i t i ons . E ur ope, As i a , E a s t -Wes t -a nd L a t i nAmer i c awi l l s el ec tt hebes tt ea msf ort he upc omi ngi GE MWor l dCha mpi ons hi p i nCa mbr i dge, US A.

At t e n dt h eJ a mb o r e e . . . i GE ME ur opewel c omess el ec t edj our na l i s t st oc ov er t heE ur opea nJ a mbor ee. T obec omea c c r edi t ed, j our na l i s t ss houl ds ubmi tt he a c c r edi t a t i onf or m, whi c hc a nbef oundi nt hepr es ss ec t i on ofourwebs i t e. S endt hef or m bef or eS ept ember20t h2012 t oi gemeur ope@bi ot ec t ur e. nl .

Att hebegi nni ngoft hes ummer , t hepa r t i c i pa t i ng s t udentt ea msa r egi v enak i tofbi ol ogi c a l pa r t sf r om t he‘ Regi s t r yofS t a nda r dBi ol ogi c a l Pa r t s ’ . Wor k i ng a tt hei rownuni v er s i t i esov ert hes ummer , t heyus e t hes epa r t sa nddev el opnewpa r t soft hei rown des i gnt obui l dbi ol ogi c a l s y s t emsa ndoper a t et hem i nl i v i ngc el l s . T hi sr es ul t si nor ga ni s mst ha tf or ex a mpl egener a t et heodorofba na na s ,det ec t pa r a s i t esorpr oduc ebi of uel s . T hes k yi st hel i mi t . Bec a us es y nt het i cbi ol ogyc r ea t esnewbenet st o moder ns oc i et y , t het ea msa r es t i mul a t edt o c ommuni c a t et hei rpr oj ec tt ot hepubl i c . T he i nt er di s c i pl i na r ydes i gnpr oj ec ta ndc ompet i t i on f or ma ti sa nex c ept i ona l l ymot i v a t i nga ndeffec t i v e t ea c hi ngmet hod.

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T hei GE ME ur opec ommi t t eewi l l det er mi net hea l l oc a t i on oft i c k et s . I fa c c ept edy ouwi l l r ec ei v ei nf or ma t i ona bout t hepos s i bi l i t i esf ori nt er v i ewsa nd l mi ng.

S t a yu pt od a t e . . . T heE ur opea nRegi ona l J a mbor eewi l l beat hr eeda y ev entwher ea l l E ur opea ni GE Mt ea mswi l l pr es ent t hei rwor kbyapos t era ndor a l pr es ent a t i on. F ort hi s ev entweex pec ta bout500s t udent sa nd100s uper v i s or s . T hes t udentpr oj ec t sa r eev a l ua t edbyaboa r d ofi ndependentj udgesc omi ngf r om a c a demi aa nd t hei ndus t r ya l l ov erE ur ope. T hei GE MJ a mbor ee a t t r a c t sal a r genumberof s e ni or a ndy oungs c i e nt i s t s : t hec ur r enta ndf ut ur eE ur opea nl ea der si nt henew el dofS y nt het i cBi ol ogy .

F ol l owusont wi t t er@i GE ME ur opeorf a c ebook i GE MRegi ona l J a mbor eeE ur ope.


Whati sSynt het i cBi ol ogy? Sy nt het i cBi ol ogyi sa nemer gi ngr es ea r c ha r eat ha tc ombi nesmol ec ul a rbi ol ogy , engi neer i ng, na not ec hnol ogya ndi nf or ma t i ont ec hnol ogyt oc r ea t enewbi ol ogi c a l f unc t i onsa nds y s t ems . I nt hepa s tdec a de, t ec hnol ogi esl i k eDNAs y nt hes i sa nds equenc i ngha v ebec ome a v a i l a bl ea ss t a nda r dt ool s . Ont hi sba s i s , t hes y nt het i cbi ol ogyc ommuni t yc a n des i gna ndi mpl ementnewbi ol ogi c a l f unc t i onsi nba c t er i a . Wi t hi nt hei GE Mc ompet i t i on, al i br a r yofs t a nda r di z edbi ol ogi c a l pa r t si sbui l tup, t heBi oBr i c ks . T hes epa r t sa r eus edt oa s s embl e newdev i c esa ndf unc t i onst ha tena bl ea ma z i ngbi ol ogi c a l ma c hi nes . T hel i br a r yha sgr owns i gnic a nt l ya ndt ea ms ha v ea c c es st oa bout5000Bi oBr i c k s .

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