.Welcome to iGEM 2014!
August 29, 2014

Final Safety Forms due

As a reminder, Final Safety Forms are due on Monday September 1! You can email safety (at) igem (dot) org if there are any questions.

August 28, 2014

Project titles & abstracts

Project titles & abstracts are due this coming Saturday August 30 at 11:59PM Boston time! See this page for additional details and submission instructions.

You can also view the complete Calendar of Events to see all upcoming deadlines.

August 27, 2014

Safety Office Hours postponed to Friday, August 29

Unfortunately, we must postpone the Safety Office Hours from Thursday, August 28 to Friday, August 29 (still at 12:00 noon and 21:00 EDT). We are very sorry for the inconvenience. If you are unable to join us on Skype, you can always ask questions by email!

August 20, 2014

Out of the office

Many iGEM Headquarters staff members will be out of the office beginning Thursday August 21, and returning Thursday August 28. We thank you for your patience as email correspondence may be delayed during this time!

August 20, 2014

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August 19, 2014

Wiki requirements

As you begin to work on your team wiki, be sure to keep the wiki requirements in mind! In particular, please note that:

  • all team wiki materials must be hosted on the server
  • Flash is not permitted on team wikis

The complete list of requirements can be seen on the wiki requirements page.

August 14, 2014

Check-In Form published! Check-In by October 1 for organisms/parts already used

The Check-In form is now available for you to complete! Please submit a Check-In for any organism or part that is not on the White List.

Because of the late date, we know that most teams have already used many organisms/parts in the lab. Please review the organisms/parts you have used so far, refer to the White List, and submit Check-Ins for organisms/parts you have already used by October 1st (earlier is better).

Email with any questions.

August 14, 2014

Reminder: Final Safety Form due September 1
Next Office Hours August 28

Great job on your Preliminary Safety Forms! Now it's time to edit and finalize your answers. The Final Safety Form is due on Monday, Sept 1.

The next Virtual Open Office Hours have been POSTPONED -- they will be on Friday, Aug 29, at 12:00 noon and 9:00 PM EDT. Join us on Skype, ask questions, and get help!

August 12, 2014

iGEM Community page

Check out the iGEM 2014 Community page! If you have news, events, team videos, etc., that you would like to share with the rest of the iGEM community, email us at: hq (at)!

We've recently added community contributions from:

  • Team Pitt - Living Skin Therapeutics
  • iGEM High School - Team videos
  • Team Paris Bettencourt - Team Video
  • Team Technion-Israel - Safie

August 6, 2014

Project descriptions and team rosters due August 15

Project descriptions as well as team rosters are due next Friday August 15! Be sure to post your project description to your team wiki on an easily accessible space or page.

Team rosters are used to determine a team's section (overgraduate or undergraduate) and for printing participation certificates. Be sure to check your team roster for the following:

  • Correct name spelling
  • Age information (especially for student team members)
  • All team members should be listed as approved, not pending

See the complete Calendar of Events for more important dates in the iGEM 2014 season.

August 5, 2014

Giant Jamboree: special events

Hosting the Giant Jamboree at Hynes Convention Center means we'll have more space for special events! Check out the special events we're working on!

Have ideas for additional events, or interested in being involved with one of the events? Send an email to: hq (at) igem (dot) org!

August 1, 2014

Visa invitation letters

The visa invitation letter system is online! If you will be applying for a travel visa in order to attend the Giant Jamboree in the fall, you can use the online system to generate a visa invitation letter for your application. See the Visa help page for more information about visas, and instructions on how to obtain your invitation letter.

Giant Jamboree attendees should apply for a B-1 travel visa, which allows the visa holder to attend and present at conferences.

July 31, 2014

iGEM Community page

Check out the iGEM 2014 Community page! If you have news, events, team videos, etc., that you would like to share with the rest of the iGEM community, email us at: hq (at)!

We've recently added community contributions from:

  • Team Link√∂ping - Survey on Peanut Allergies
  • Team Virginia - Survey update
  • Team Stony Brook - Team introduction video
  • Team UANL Mty-Mexico - The Reprogrammator

July 21, 2014

Registration is open!

Registration for the Giant Jamboree is now open!
Deadline: September 5
Cost: $750 for iGEM team members
Visit the Giant Jamboree registration for more information!

July 17, 2014

Track preferences due July 25

Which tracks are applicable to your project? Be sure to choose your track preferences by July 25! See the track selection page for detailed instructions on how to submit your track preferences.

The complete Calendar of Events for iGEM 2014 is also available online.

July 16, 2014

Next Safety Office Hours: July 19/20

Do you have questions about the Safety Form, or any other topics related to safety in iGEM? Join on Skype for Safety Office Hours!

  • Saturday, July 19, 21:00 EDT
  • Sunday, July 20, 12:00 noon EDT
July 14, 2014

iGEM 2013 World Championship - Team Experiences

See what teams have to say about their iGEM 2013 experience.

Congratulations to all iGEM 2013 participants! Relive the iGEM 2013 World Championship with team interviews and testimonies!

Watch the video

Giant Jamboree

  • October 30 - November 3, 2014
  • Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA
  • No Regionals! Everyone advances!
  • New: Hotel Information is now available on the Giant Jamboree Page

245 teams in iGEM 2014!

Check the complete team list here

Safety questions?

Visit the Safety Hub and join us for Open Office Hours on Skype!

Did you know?

Need additional parts for your system that weren't included in the DNA distribution kit plates?
Registered teams can request parts from the Registry at no additional cost!
See the Requesting Parts page for details.

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