Meetups:May LMU-Munich/WikiTest



iGEM meets CAS



Since neither regional jamborees, nor the annual congress of „Initiative Biotechnology 2020+“, which have always been perfect platforms to network with the other German iGEM teams, will take place this year, our team decided to host its own meeting. We think this is a great opportunity to get to know young, aspiring researchers, to learn about each other’s projects, and also network to develop human practice ideas or possibly even bundle projects together. Encouraged by the Center of Advanced Studies of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, we will organize our German team meetup on the weekend before their next meeting focusing on Synthetic Biology to not only meet other iGEM teams, but also join a scientific meeting with international speakers in the field of Synthetic Biology.


Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 26, 2014


Faculty of Biology (LMU), Center of Advanced Studies (LMU) and other locations in Munich


  • On Saturday, we allowed for some time to get to know each other. We also invited a speaker (prospectively Prof. Dr. Simmel, TU Munich) to give a scientific talk about his very interesting work. In the evening, we will have a nice get-together with barbecue and soccer fans can also watch the Champions League final together.
  • On Sunday, every team will get the chance to talk about their project and hopefully obtain encouraging feedback and inspiring ideas during the follow-up discussions. Afterwards, there will be time to discuss certain topics in subgroups, such as a collective SynBio-Day in Germany, biosafety and co-operations between teams. We will finish off the day by having dinner at a local Bavarian restaurant or beer garden.
  • On Monday, our guests will have some free time to process the input or discover the amazing city of Munich in guided tours or on their own, before we all join the meeting of the Center of Advanced Studies focusing on Synthetic Biology with international speakers. Moreover, six teams will be able to introduce their project idea to the audience in a short talk.


Members from 11 German iGEM teams will attend our meetup (Aachen, Berlin, Bielefeld-CeBiTec, Braunschweig, Goettingen, Hannover, LMU-Munich, Marburg, TU_Darmstadt, Saarland). Of course, we would love to invite more teams, but unfortunately, our capacities are limited. All in all, around 60 persons will attend our event.