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<p style="border:2px solid #eb3f59; text-align:center; padding:5px; background:#fadce1;"><strong>Giant Jamboree Update:</strong> Book your room at the Sheraton today! Discounted rooms are running out quickly.<a href="">  [details]</a><br>Having problems booking? See details on the <a href="">Hotels page</a> or contact HQ [at] iGEM [dot] org right away.
<p style="border:2px solid #eb3f59; text-align:center; padding:5px; background:#fadce1;"><strong>Giant Jamboree Update:</strong> All room block discount codes have expired. Still need to book? Contact HQ [at] iGEM [dot] org for assistance right away.
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Giant Jamboree Update: All room block discount codes have expired. Still need to book? Contact HQ [at] iGEM [dot] org for assistance right away.

October 10, 2014

wiki freeze Oct 17

Team wikis will be frozen on October 17 at 11:59PM EDT! Be sure to read the Wiki How-To page for information on wiki requirements and an insider perspective from an iGEM alum! In particular:

  • host all wiki content (code, files, etc.) on
  • don't wait until the last minute to update your wiki
  • name uploaded files clearly with unique names

October 8, 2014

Judging forms now available. Deadline: October 17th

Judging forms are now available! Judging forms are used to communicate your work and achievements with the judges. Judges will look at your wikis, but these forms help them understand where to look, especially if you have many pages. The forms are available on the 2014 Judging Forms page. Please login and complete them now! The deadline is the 17th of October. Please see the official iGEM calendar for for important deadlines.

October 8, 2014

Safety forms now viewable from Official Team Profile

We have added links on your Official Team Profile page, so that participants and judges can view (but not edit) your safety forms. There is no need to copy the whole content of your safety forms onto your wiki, although we encourage you to write something about safety.

October 6, 2014

part submissions

As you're preparing your part submission to iGEM HQ, be sure that your part follows these requirements:

  1. parts shipped to the Registry must be documented on the Registry
  2. parts must be BioBrick (RFC 10) compatible
  3. samples must be in pSB1C3, the Registry's standard shipping backbone

Please also note that part submissions should be either liquid DNA samples or dried DNA samples, but that we no longer accept paper submissions. Please read the DNA submission, submission requirements, and submission formats pages for additional information and details.

Part submissions must be received by iGEM Headquarters by October 10 in order to be eligible for medals and awards.

October 5, 2014

Registration update

Online registration for the Giant Jamboree has closed. Need to register? Contact registration [at] igem [dot] org to inquire about online registration eligibility.

October 1, 2014

Sheraton room block extension!

Due to issues with the booking website, the Sheraton Boston has extended their booking deadline. Jamboree attendees now have until October 13 at 5:00PM EDT to book hotel rooms at the Sheraton.

Remember to book by the deadline to save $150 per room.

  • Sheraton Boston (preferred hotel, attached to Hynes Convention Center)
  • Deadline: October 13 EXTENDED
  • *Remember, rooms are only available on a first come first serve basis so book now!*
  • Rates: $199 - $279 USD
  • Booking code: iGEM
  • Booking website: booking link

Additional details can be found on the hotel information page.

NOTE: if you have issues booking through the website, please send a screenshot of the error to HQ [at] iGEM [dot] org.

September 30, 2014

poster guidelines

Be sure to look at the poster guidelines and judging requirements and keep them in mind as you begin creating your team poster! Information about the expected components, evaluation criteria, and the judging process can be found on the Poster Guidelines page.

September 26, 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:

  • SF Bay Area DIYbio
  • Oxford
  • Paris-Saclay
  • METU Turkey
  • Macquarie Australia
  • ATOMS-Turkiye
  • Tec-Monterrey
  • Virtus Parva
  • BGU Israel
  • Valencia Biocampus
  • Waterloo
  • Imperial

September 25, 2014

Design your team banner!

This year you can design a team banner and we will print for you!
The banners will be displayed at the Giant Jamboree for everyone to see. Banner designs are due October 13, and more details are available on the Banner page.

September 24, 2014

Next Safety Office Hours: September 29 / Check-Ins due October 1

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

  • Monday, September 29, 12:00 noon EDT
  • Monday, September 29, 21:00 EDT

Remember that you should submit any necessary Check-Ins by October 1. Please send a Check-In for any organism or part that is not on the White List. If you start using a new organism/part at any time, even after October 1, you can submit a Check-In at that time.

September 17, 2014

Measurement data due

For teams participating in the interlab study, please note that your measurement data is due this Friday September 19! For a full list of requirements and extra credit opportunities, check out the interlab study page!

The complete Calendar of Events is also available for viewing.

September 16, 2014

Game Room at Giant Jamboree

‪If you've developed any games this year, let us know! There will be a Game Room at the ‎Giant Jamboree‬ for you to showcase them!

Email us for more info: hq (at) igem (dot) org

September 5, 2014

Interested in working at iGEM Headquarters?

We have several positions available. Come to the iGEM Headquarters Jobs information session and sign up for an interview time slot at the Giant Jamboree. See the Jobs page for details on positions available and feel free to contact us for more information.

Online Registration for the Giant Jamboree is now closed.

Still need to register? Contact registration [at] igem [dot] org to inquire about online registration eligibility.

Upcoming Deadlines

Special Events

  • Regional Lounges
  • Team Banner showcase
  • Startup Showcase
  • Concert / Dance Party

Partner Offers

  • See how our partners can help you!