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Team Collaborations

This year, we have updated the Medal Requirements to include team collaborations as a silver medal requirement. To help facilitate collaborations, we have made this page so teams can share information about ways they wish to collaborate to reach all of the 2017 iGEM teams.

Please note that this is a page for teams to advertise their collaboration requests. This does not guarantee that participating in one of these will fulfill the silver medal criteria. It is still up to you and your teammates to convince the judges that you have participated in a meaningful collaboration as stated on the Medal Requirements page.

Tell us about your Collaboration Request by sending us an email to hq AT igem DOT org .
Please include:

  • Name of Collaboration Request
  • Your Team Name
  • Your Team Location (Institution and Country)
  • Your contact information - Contact Name and Email (to be posted online)
  • Brief Collaboration Request description. This can be something that you can offer other teams or something that you are looking for from another team(s).
  1. Postcards! - Team Düsseldorf Cologne
  2. Virtual Meetup - Team NYU Abu Dhabi
  3. Lactococcus collaboration - Team Groningen
  4. Collaboration Fulfilled! - Team RHIT
  5. Synthetic Biology / Microfluidics Survey - Team Boston University Hardware
  6. Team collaboration spreadsheet? - Team RHIT
  7. Foundational Advances Collaboration - Team SVCE_CHENNAI
  8. Survey about cholera - Team INSA-UPS_France
  9. Newsletter and Inquiry about Challenges for SynBio Teams Worldwide - Team Calgary
  10. Virtual Meetups - Team Vilnius-Lithuania
  11. Short tutorial videos on laboratory methods on YouTube - Team Tübingen
  12. Global Compilation of Expert Perspectives on Biomanufacturing - Team Harvard
  13. Survey from UNebraska-Lincoln - Team UNebraska-Lincoln
  14. Survey from CLSB-UK - Team CLSB-UK
  15. Biological themed card game - Team Franconia
  16. Survey from iGEM Pasteur Paris : Air pollution - Team Pasteur Paris
  17. Sweaty Photo Challenge - Team Aalto-Helsinki
  18. Tasty-Style Short Lab Technique Videos - Team East_Chapel_Hill
  19. Translation Center - Team KU Leuven
  20. Synthetic Biology Podcast Mini-Series - Team Toronto
  21. Podcast Series "Science out of lab" - Team Copenhagen
  22. Help with using cellocad to simulate our project - Team AshesiGhana
  23. iGEM Goes Green - Team TU_Dresden
  24. Biological Material Transport Survey - Team Amazonas_Brazil
  25. Sharing Our Recombinase - Team Edinburgh_UG
  26. Searchable iGEM information file - Team MIT
  27. Questionnaire towards health care and liver cancer - Team BIT
  28. A worldwide platform - Team UESTC-China
  29. Seminar: Introduction to Optogenetics - Team Düsseldorf_Cologne
  30. Tolerance Photo Challenge - Team Technion-Israel
  31. Need Wiki help? - iGEM Development Environment - Team Bristol
  32. Survey from Cardiff iGEM - Team Cardiff
  33. First Aid Service for PCR Problems - offer for all High School teams and other teams having trouble with their PCRs - Team Heidelberg
  34. iGEM Little Snazzy Man (“Flat Stanley”) - Team US AFRL CarrollHS
  35. Measuring ammonia from air - Team ICT-Mumbai
  36. Offer of Fluorescence Detection and Modelling - Team Oxford
  37. Design a digital maze for our robot. - Team NAWI Graz
  38. Looking for biosensor-based projects - Team Newcastle
  39. Offering help in wiki design and human practices - Team Peshawar
  40. Test your plasmid/app in our lab - Team Peshawar
  41. Tell us about your chassis - Team IIT-Madras
  42. 1st Collaborative Innovation Online-conference for iGEM - Team XMU-China
  43. Online meetup and practical advices from fermentation factories - Team SCUT-FSE-CHINA
  44. Insulin Accessibility Survey - Team Sydney_Australia
  45. Spanglish! - Team UChile_OpenBio-CeBiB
  46. iGEMTeamHistory - Team NYMU-Taipei
  47. Global water pollution data sharing - Team Tianjin
  48. GMO perception survey - Team Ionis Paris
  49. Articles about Gel in Others' Mind - Team SCUT-China_B
  50. Investigation on Aquatic organisms outbreak caused by water eutrophication and looking for partner of our collaboration - Team OUC-China
  51. Express your genes with synthetic promoters - Team DEI AGRA
  52. UNBC iGEM Antibiotic Resistant and Synthetic Biology Survey for the Public - Team UNBC-Canada
  53. iGEM Conecta: spreading Syn-Bio to Spanish-speaking community - Team Valencia UPV
  54. Synthetic Biology Bot Testers Wanted (Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant) - Team CLSB-UK
  55. Meet the Psicose : Survey - Team Evry Paris-Saclay
  56. Network visualization - Team HKUST
  57. Diagnosis device survey - Team Munich
  58. Augmented Reality App - QR-Codes at your stand! - Team Franconia
  59. Perspectives on Treatments for Illnesses Survey - Team Columbia NYC
  60. Help us beta test ProtoCat! - Team Michigan Software
  61. Lead Contamination in YOUR Drinking Water? - Team WPI Worcester
  62. Team Minnesota Questionnaire for Collaboration - Team Minnesota
  63. Can you measure Hydrogen gas production? - Team Macquarie
  64. Survey on Colorectal Cancer - Team Worldshaper-Wuhan
  65. Testing a Homemade Gibson Assembly Recipe - Team UIUC Illinois
  66. Potential Meetup in June of 2019 in China - Team Lambert GA
  67. CRISPR along the iGEM - Team Amazonas Brazil
  68. !!! Directed Evolution and Artificial Intelligence Survey !!! - Team Heidelberg
  69. Team Minnesota Biological Safety Collaboration Survey! - Team Minnesota
  70. Newsletter - Team XMU-China
  71. Survey Participation - Team Freiburg
  72. Collaboration on HP and Data Collection - Team UCAS
  73. Survey on Motivation within the iGEM Community - Team BNU-China
  74. Synthetic Biology Wiki - Team Peking
  75. Fill out a survey and lose weight! - Team NJU-China
  76. Underfunded Lab survey - Team Lambert_GA

76. Underfunded Lab survey

Team: Lambert_GA
Team Location: Lambert High School, United States of America
Contact Information: Janet Standeven jstandeven [AT] forsyth.k12.ga.us
Collaboration description:

Please help our team by taking a short survey about underfunded labs. iGEM teams who help us out will be entered into a drawing for a flash drive with the 3-d designs and software for our Chrom-Q.

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/r0qh2vhIjuMgvStq2


75. Fill out a survey and lose weight!

Team: NJU-China
Team Location: School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Contact Information: Kaiming Li. Leon1km [AT] outlook.com
Collaboration description:

Hello 2017 iGEMers!

Obesity is becoming an increasingly serious problem all over the world. This year, NJU-China has developed a targeted therapy against obesity. We are hoping to get your feedback in order to understand the public perceptions of obesity. Your privacy and security will be protected.

What’s more, we are also seeking help on modeling and human practice. Just feel free to contact us!

Learn more about us: http://2017.igem.org/Team:NJU-China
English version: https://www.wjx.cn/jq/17192751.aspx
Chinese version: https://www.wjx.cn/jq/17184897.aspx


74. Synthetic Biology Wiki

Team: Peking
Team Location: Beijing, China
Contact Information: Name : Li yulong; E-mail: liyulong [AT] pku.edu.cn
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Community, 

Peking iGEM is now hoping to cooperate with researchers and students enthusiastic about synthetic biology, to build a wiki-based encyclopedia exclusive for synthetic biology – SynBioWiki(http://www.synbiowiki.com). Our long-term goal is to make it a knowledge repository organized in the interdisciplinary view of synthetic biology, and form an open idea sharing community with active social functions based on this website.

We sincerely present our invitation letter as well as a brief user guide in English and Chinese:

English Version
Chinese Version

Thank you. 
Best,
Peking iGEM


73. Survey on Motivation within the iGEM Community

Team: BNU-China
Team Location: Beijing, China
Contact Information: Name : Suyue Lyu; E-mail: sylyu [AT] mail.bnu.ecu.cn
Collaboration description:

Hello iGEMers,

We are team BNU-China, and we are conducting a comparative study on the motivation to participate in the iGEM competition between Chinese iGEMers and iGEMers from other countries. Questions of this survey covers these scales, Task Value, Self-Efficacy for Learning and Performance, Test Anxiety, Rehearsal, Elaboration, Organization, Metacognition, Time and Study Environment Management, and Effort Regulation.

Since the questions covers varied scales, it might take you 5-10mins to finish this survey. Results of this survey will be presented on our wiki page, and you can compare your motivation level and learning strategy to the baseline we get from the data collected. In this way, you can review on your current states.

We're truly thankful for everyone that fills out this survey. Besides if you have any suggestions or intend to help us collect more data within your local iGEM community please contact us at sylyu [AT] mail.bnu.edu.cn, so that your team could be included in our collaboration part.

Survey: https://www.wjx.cn/m/16945968.aspx

Bests,
BNU-China iGEM


72. Collaboration on HP and Data Collection

Team: UCAS
Team Location: Beijing, China
Contact Information: ucasigem [AT] 163 [DOT] com
Collaboration description:

1. We want you to collaborate with us on a survey focused on the knowledge iGEMers have on biosafety laws
2. We want you to collaborate with us to collect the data of the water quality of fresh water pond around the world and to characterize some of our parts
3. We have made some handout for fresh water fish farmer, and we hope you can help us to district them.

Thanks.

Team UCAS


71. Survey Participation

Team: Freiburg
Team Location: Freiburg, Germany
Contact Information: Email sponsoring [AT] igem-freiburg.com
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Community,

The iGEM Team Freiburg has created a survey to ask you about cancer and immunotherapies.

These information are very relevant for our project.

We would like to reach as much people as possible, therefore we would be glad if you could participate and spread the survey for us.

Here is the link: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/d381681

Best Wishes,

the iGEM Team Freiburg


70. Newsletter

Team: XMU-China
Team Location: Xiamen University (Xiamen, China)
Contact Information: Email igemxmu [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:

This year, we cooperate with the 2017 iGEM team: Calgary to publish Newsletter of 2017 and we are responsible for the team in Asia. Creating this newsletter with the hope of bridging communication between teams to foster more collaboration opportunities. You can introduce your team, your project, your experiment, human practice and whatever you want other teams to know. It's also a good choice to put you collaboration information here to find a suitable team for help. If you have any questions or advice, please do not hesitate to tell us and attach your team logo with the materials.


69. Team Minnesota Biological Safety Collaboration Survey!

Team: Minnesota
Team Location: University of Minnesota, USA
Contact Information: Ajinkya Limkar (limka001 [AT] umn.edu)
Collaboration description:

Hello iGEMers,

We are Minnesota iGEM and we are making a booklet on different safety systems that we use to ensure the safety of the synthetic biology systems that we are working on. Examples of safety systems include, but is not limited to, antibiotic resistance plasmids or auxotrophy systems. This is intended to be resource for the future if you are considering a hypothetical release and what wish to understand how to safely go about it or just to improve the safety of your project. It is of the utmost importance to consider safety precautions and implement them into the project beforehand.

By filling out this response, your safety system will be featured in our pamphlet. Please fill out the survey to help you decide on the safety concerns of your project and what you will do to minimize the concerns. Also, please let us know if we can do anything to further collaborate with you as we would love to help you in any way. Email us at limka001 [AT] umn.edu

Form: https://goo.gl/forms/rDmVSnVKPm8xGf842

Thank you.

Best,
Minnesota iGEM


68. !!! Directed Evolution and Artificial Intelligence Survey !!!

Team: Heidelberg
Team Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contact Information: Pauline Pfuderer heidelberg.igem2017 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Dear iGEM Community,

We, the iGEM Team Heidelberg, want to integrate YOUR OPINION on directed evolution and artificial intelligence in our project. Therefore, we created a 3 minutes survey to get an impression on how you think about our project to receive new input that we can integrate into our work.

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/eh7JoWtkaSIgn2B13

Thanks for participating,
iGEM Team Heidelberg 2017


67. CRISPR along the iGEM

Team: Amazonas Brazil
Team Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Contact Information: igem.ufam [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Hey, iGEMers!

We are Amazonas_Brazil team and this year we are going to work with CRISPR! We intend to develop a simple and standardized methodology for this novel technique. Beyond the bench, we want to communicate with other teams that already worked with CRISPR in their iGEM projects, so we can understand a bit more of how was this experience and what were your difficulties. Thus, we developed a survey and we would be grateful if you and your team could collaborate with us.

Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_I46nGF0WisaK8TzIUpoBX-ODKgAGD4Muzoo0EueebQ/edit

Have a nice iGEM season!


66. Potential Meetup in June of 2019 in China

Team: Lambert_GA
Team Location: Lambert High School, Georgia, USA
Contact Information: Janet Standeven jstandeven [AT] forsyth.k12.ga.us
Collaboration description:
Our high school is planning a trip to China to include Beijing and Shanghai in June of 2019. We are looking for potential teams to meet-up. We are traveling with a tour group, but would have an afternoon and evening open. (potentially June 6 in Beijing and June 12 in Shanghai.) Are any high school or collegiate teams willing to tentatively plan this? We can plan to meet and talk about it at the Jamboree.


65. Testing a Homemade Gibson Assembly Recipe

Team: UIUC_Illinois
Team Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Contact Information: illinoisigem [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Our team is currently working on making Gibson Assembly more affordable for scientists by constructing the plasmids for DNA ligase and DNA polymerase and using Escherichia coli​ DH5α and BL21(DE3) machinery to clone and express these components on a large-scale. The affordability aspect will be achieved by using the cell lysate ratios as substitutes for the purified DNA polymerase and DNA ligase. The optimal cell lysate ratios will be determined empirically and once the magic ratio is found, we will attempt to assemble a plasmid with known properties and a known sequence.

What we are looking for in this collaboration is to test out our method. We are open to sending materials to the collaborating team to perform tests in their own lab and share their findings with our team. However, we prefer receiving a vector and insert to perform the tests and assemble the plasmid in our lab. If the assembly is successful in our lab, we may ask the collaborating team to replicate the findings in their respective lab.

The information required from the collaborating team is a plasmid map and a detailed description of the plasmid properties in vitro and in vivo (if applicable). Both teams' wiki pages will report the results of the collaboration.


64. Survey on Colorectal Cancer

Team: Worldshaper-Wuhan
Team Location: School of Basic Medical Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Contact Information: Carisa Zeng, zccy2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com
Collaboration description:

Hi iGEMers,

This is high school IGEM team: Worldshaper-Wuhan. We are currently doing a survey to find out how much do people know about colorectal cancer and what are their opinions toward colorectal cancer screening as well as other cancer-related problems. However, we have a few problem with the sample size, the questionnaire finished is 333 for Chinese version one, and, sadly, only 4 for the modified version 2. We want to see how different people answer the survey, therefore we need your help to answer the survey. We don't expect you to send the survey around to your friends, because if the sample size goes too large, it would be hard to re-organize and analyze the results, and we don't have student in our team that is expertised in computer science.

The link for English version is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDXZ3F5, and the one for Chinese version is https://www.wenjuan.in/s/32YZri/. If there are any problem with the grammar and survey design, please feel free to tell us. In addition, please send an email to zccy2001 (at) hotmail.com , stating which team you are in if you submit your answer. We will be counting it as collaboration.Thank you for your help and hope you have been successful with your project. See you on Giant Jamboree.

Best,
Worldshaper Wuhan.


63. Can you measure Hydrogen gas production?

Team: Macquarie Australia
Team Location: Macquarie University, Australia
Contact Information: Jocelyn Johns, macquarie.australia [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
We have cells which produce Hydrogen gas. We are quantifying the gas production and would like another team to do some measuring for us too. Perhaps you have access to a different method of measuring gas production. We are using a Clarke electrode.


62. Team Minnesota Questionnaire for Collaboration

Team: Minnesota
Team Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Contact Information: Ajinkya Limkar -- limka001 [AT] umn.edu
Collaboration description:
Hello iGEMers,

We are Minnesota iGEM and we are making a booklet on different safety systems that we use to ensure the safety of the synthetic biology systems that we are working on. Examples of safety systems include, but is not limited to, antibiotic resistance plasmids or auxotrophy systems. This is intended to be resource for the future if you are considering a hypothetical release and what wish to understand how to safely go about it or just to improve the safety of your project. It is of the utmost importance to consider safety precautions and implement them into the project beforehand.

By filling out this response, your safety system will be featured in our pamphlet. Please fill out the survey to help you decide on the safety concerns of your project and what you will do to minimize the concerns. Also, please let us know if we can do anything to further collaborate with you as we would love to help you in any way. Email us at limka001 [AT] umn.edu

Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkVIVfAu4NM_xxdlYEDYyXMWpXR6A6it1J1mFmgLOVTv9y1A/viewform

Thank you.

Best,
Minnesota iGEM


61. Lead Contamination in YOUR Drinking Water?

Team: WPI_Worcester Team
Team Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Contact Information: Haylea Northcott htnorthcott [AT] wpi.edu
Collaboration description:
Greetings everyone,

We are asking for contribution to our human practices through assistance in collecting information about lead contamination worldwide.

Please fill out this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9fhvefxeizWRsdmTOTccLo6aQAGMt7O250vYdNblwqIQjqA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you in advance!

See you all at the jamboree,
WPI iGEM Team


60. Help us beta test ProtoCat!

Team: Michigan Software
Team Location: University of Michigan, United States of America
Contact Information: Drew Manson, dmanson [AT] umich.edu
Collaboration description:
Hello fellow iGEM teams!
My name is Drew Manson. Michigan Software is looking for teams to help beta test the latest version of our software project, ProtoCat! ProtoCat is an online protocol catalog, and we are looking for feedback on version 4.0. If you are interested, access ProtoCat at protocat.org, and use this survey link to evaluate the software (https://goo.gl/forms/3VmFYMpRPCKHa2YD3). Please send me an email with the subject 'ProtoCat Beta Testing' if you have any questions!


59. Perspectives on Treatments for Illnesses Survey

Team: ColumbiaNYC
Team Location: Columbia University in the City of New York, USA
Contact Information: Email us at cuigem2017 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Dear fellow iGEM teams,

For our project, we are dedicated to finding an improved treatment option for prostate and cervical cancer. Our team has drafted this survey to gather your and the general public's input, as well as constructive feedback, to improve the implementation of our project. We would greatly appreciate it if you can take the time to fill out the survey. Furthermore, if you would like to get further involved in helping us distribute this survey to the public, please contact us via the information given above so that we may discuss this collaboration further.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.
Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/vh2PLy383EFibeWP2


58. Augmented Reality App - QR-Codes at your stand!

Team: Team Franconia
Team Location: Julius-Maximilian-Universität Würzburg, Germany
Contact Information: Christopher Voit, email at christopher [AT] familie-voit.de
Collaboration description:
Hello fellow iGEMers!

There has been an incident at the iGEM Giant Jamboree 2017 in Boston and numerous young scientists have been contaminated with some of the most dangerous viruses of our time!

We, team Franconia from Würzburg and Erlangen in Germany, made up this scenario. Right now we are in the process of developing an augmented reality game for smartphones which will make it your task to combat the quickly spreading pathogens together as one large team during the Jamboree in Boston.

In order to do that, you will have to look for QR codes placed all over the conference center which will help you produce antidotes for the pathogens. But beware: Viruses are hiding behind some of the markers to infect you too!

Our goal is to have all pathogens eliminated by the end of the conference. To achieve this we need the support of your team: Would you be willing to attach a small QR code (approximately 4 by 4 centimeters [1.5 by 1.5 inches]) to your stand? This would make it possible for the other players to find more antidotes in order to combat the viruses.

We would be very happy if you would join us in the hunt for the deadly pathogens. If you would like to collaborate with us or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!


57. Diagnosis device survey

Team: Team Munich
Team Location: Ludwig-Maximilians University and Technical University, Munich, Germany
Contact Information: Email us at igem.munich AT gmail.com
Collaboration description:
We are iGEM Team Munich from Ludwig-Maximilians University and Technical University of Munich and we did the online survey to gain more opinion about diagnostics device, so we would like to ask you to please fill out our survey below!

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/fRopWCF3QE6nO2qm2
Survey Link (non-Google version): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3XQRJM


56. Network visualization

Team: HKUST iGEM 2017
Team Location: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Contact Information: Phoomraphee LUENAM (pluenam [AT] connect.ust.hk) and Sirinant KHUNAKORNBODINTR (skad [AT] connect.ust.hk)
Collaboration description:

We previously did scraping of the iGEM team database for the abstract and the title. We want to visualize it to see which teams did projects on common topics and we think this visualization will help us to easily find past and present iGEM teams working on different tracks based on the keywords you are looking for.

We are looking for a software team who could help us making a visualization of shared bigrams and trigrams based on the JSON files (input) we have made which we think could potentially help future collaboration between teams (The graph JSON has a list of nodes and edges). If you are interested in creating this visualization using JavaScript, please let us know!

We look forward to hearing you!
HKUST iGEM 2017


55. Meet the Psicose : Survey

Team: Evry Paris-Saclay
Team Location: University of Evry, France
Contact Information: Yanis KHENNICHE, team member, igemevry [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description: We would like to provide help to the others teams by joining the collaboration webpage. We launched a Survey about our project to better understand people needs and this way, providing better applications. In that extent, we would like to know whether it is possible to share our Survey on this collaborative webpage. We aim to introduce to the competition a new bioscreening system allowing to improve bioproduction through enzymes. As a proof of concept we decided to focus on Psicose bioproduction : a sugar with interesting properties regarding Diabetics.

Link of the Survey :
English Version : https://goo.gl/forms/OEouRlPhEQXLfWIX2
French Version : https://goo.gl/forms/K1rrbFzMjGeqcwMz1
Thanking your in advance for your consideration.


54. Synthetic Biology Bot Testers Wanted (Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant)

Team: CLSB-UK
Team Location: City of London School, London, UK
Contact Information: Adam Jones, a.jones [AT] cityoflondonschool.org.uk
Collaboration description: We've made a first for iGEM - a voice assistant that runs on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Compatible devices include the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, Echo Show, AVS devices and Android phones running Marshmallow or later and Google Home.
If you have an Android phone and have never heard of Google Assistant, just try pressing and holding your home button and see if anything happens. More detailed instructions are available from Google at https://support.google.com/assistant/answer/7172657
Synthetic Biology Bot can search the iGEM parts registry as well as lead you through synthetic biology protocols step-by-step. We really want your feedback on any bugs you find, any extra features you'd like or just how you found the experience in general - you can contact Adam at a.jones [AT] cityoflondonschool.org.uk .
Also, we'd super appreciate you rating it highly and leaving a good review on the app stores - it really helps us out :)
Amazon Alexa version: https://amzn.to/2wQivza
Google Assistant version: https://assistant.google.com/services/a/id/5044d74f16c31276/
There's more information about setup and usage on our wiki, as well as our privacy policy: http://2017.igem.org/Team:CLSB-UK/Software/SynBioBot


53. iGEM Conecta: spreading Syn-Bio to Spanish-speaking community.

Team: Valencia UPV
Team Location: Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Contact Information: Juan Pasogias, valencia.upv.igem [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description: Spanish language is spoken by more than 400 million speakers around the world, spread out across South and Central America, Spain and in many US states. All of this makes Spanish the second most spoken language. However, almost all iGEM information is largely written in English. Valencia UPV iGEM team, with other Spanish-speaking iGEMers collaborators, wants to launch iGEM Conecta, a Youtube channel with Syn-Bio and iGEM ithemed videos, with the aim of providing society a Syn-Bio background in Spanish. If you are interested in collaborating with this proposal, contact us by our mail (valencia.upv.igem [AT] gmail.com) or by our social networks (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter).
You can also access to iGEM Conecta instructions here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1xXRNuDCzz_ME9aOEtDV3dlbHM
PS: It does not matter if you are in a non-hispanic team, you can also collaborate with us!


52. UNBC iGEM Antibiotic Resistant and Synthetic Biology Survey for the Public

Team: UNBC-Canada
Team Location: University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada
Contact Information: Keanna Woidak, woidak [AT] unbc.ca and Brendan Reiter, reiterb [AT] unbc.ca
Collaboration description: We have designed a survey to increase our understanding of public opinion on antibiotic resistant bacteria and synthetic biology. Distribution internationally will help us determine if opinion varies based on geographical location. Such information can increase appropriate education on the two topics. Kindly fill out our survey, and pass it on to your peers, family and friends!

The survey is at: https://goo.gl/forms/X8xwYvTP880SdVnW2

Thank you!


51. Express your genes with synthetic promoters

Team:DEI AGRA
Team Location: Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, India
Contact Information: rajivranjanbt [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
If any one is interested to over express certain genes in plant/bacterial system. He/She is most welcome to collaborate with our team.We have designed such synthetic promoters that might express in plant/bacterial system much efficiently.
Looking forwards to hearing from you.
We had designed a small survey in order to understand general prospective of mankind against heavy metal toxicity of water. It is requested to kindly help us in our survey by answering very simple questionnaire available at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UZoxg1jnp5ZePrLDMxaJ6lYBMG5djfnZHtptPkqcwRg/viewform?edit_requested=true


50. Investigation on Aquatic organisms outbreak caused by water eutrophication and looking for partner of our collaboration

Team: OUC-China
Team Location: Ocean University of China,China
Contact Information: oucigem [AT] 163.com
Collaboration description:
Hey, we are OUC-China! This year our project is about the efficient use of cellulose, which has always been a hot issue.
We focus on our local environmental problem---the cellulose of algae is quite a serious pollution source. At an average salvage of 70,000 tons a year, government here in Qingdao makes much efforts not to affect the sailing and marine landscape. Before us, some biological companies only used the Enteromorpha as fodder. Thus, we plan to endue it some new meanings.
Through our investigation, water eutrophication can be the main cause of the Enteromorpha outbreak, which leads to red tide, algal bloom and so on. We suspect that there may be many similar environmental problems around the world, so we would like to ask you to help with our questionnaire.
In order to explore it in a global range, we will need to know about its origin and utilization in your countries and consequently make a map of distribution of it. If you have similar local ecological problems, we look forward to collaborating with you on such a meaningful event! In addition, we would really appreciate it and mention your help in our wiki if you can collect some local information and send it to us!
Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/tVG2iBsMBD09RuNm1
Hope you can fill out this survey,Thank you for your help!


49. Articles about Gel in Others' Mind

Team: SCUT-China_B
Team Location: South China University of Technology, China
Contact Information: scut.igem [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Write some words about gel in others’ mind. Dear iGEM Community:

We want to invite the teams all over the world to write something about the GEL in their mind. There are many kinds of gel-like things in the world, we'd like to listen their discription. Therefore our project iGEL will be more interesting. The essay will guarantee that the copyright of the author will never be harmed. We hope to hold "Some Words" in more areas and that your team could provide new keywords to make this collaboration more interesting. You can provide the WORDS by our Gmail: scut.igem [AT] gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCUTChinaB/ Twitter: @scut_igem

Many thanks, IGEM Team SCUT-China_B 2017


48.GMO perception survey

Team: Ionis Paris
Team Location: Sup’Biotech, Paris, France
Contact Information: iGEM Ionis, ionis.igem [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Hello iGEM teams ! We created a survey about GMOs, in order to better understand their perception by the public. This survey is for everyone (specialists, students or non-scientists) so do not hesitate to share it ! Our final goal is to use the results for building an interactive map that would show reglementation and opinion about GMOs according to each country. Please share it ! Just follow this link : https://sites.google.com/view/igem-ionis-survey/home

Thanks a lot in advance,
iGEM IONIS Paris Team


47.Global water pollution data sharing

Team: Tianjin
Team Location: Tianjin University, China
Contact Information: Email: fuweixian.lucky [AT] gmail.com, Twitter: iGEMTianjin2017
Collaboration description:
Hi iGEMers,
We are working on creating a worldwide data base containing environmental hazards caused by heavy metal pollution, treatments to control it, heavy metal content standards in water / soil, the real amount of heavy metal ion in it, as well as the public awareness of heavy metal pollution etc. We can’t be glad enough to communicate with you if you want to share any information.

We have established an alliance, which is led by iGEM Tianjin and joined by SJTU, UCAS, SCUT, XMU, JLU, FAFU, with the common aim of searching、gathering the data and co-constructing the data base. We are planning to have another video conference as soon as we build up a worldwide-web. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
iGEM team Tianjin

Team Survey: https://www.wenjuan.net/s/VFJr6f/.


46. iGEMTeamHistory

Team: NYMU-Taipei
Team Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact Information: 2017igem.nymutaipei [AT] gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/NYMU-iGEM-Team-244897845537138/
Collaboration description:
Dear iGEM Teams,

As we all know, iGEM is not only about conducting experiments but also about introducing synthetic biology to the public. We believe the core of synthetic biology is the process of "design thinking" and it is worth sharing with everyone. Since 2017 is our 11th year participating in iGEM, we decided to celebrate by hosting an iGEM NYMU-Taipei 10 Year Exhibition. This exhibition will last from September 4th 2017 – September 17th 2017, held in our school, to present projects of NYMU-Taipei from the past decade, and analyze how topics and thinking process evolved over these past ten years. Most importantly, we want to show every visitor how iGEM affected Yang-Ming iGEMers.

In addition, we would like to reach out even further and invite teams to share their team history. We are interested in how team members got together and how they decided on their topic. You can include your team history information on your wiki page, facebook, or twitter using the hashtag #iGEMTeamHistory. This experience of looking at our past historys would be extremely beneficial to future iGEM teams.

If you are interested in our exhibition and this series of activities, you can find more information here on the link below, or just contact us through our Email: 2017igem.nymutaipei [AT] gmail.com, or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NYMU-iGEM-Team-244897845537138/


45. Spanglish!

Team: UChile_OpenBio-CeBiB
Team Location: Universidad de Chile, Chile
Contact Information: Email: igem2017 [AT] cebib.cl or www.facebook.com/greenhardtiiproject/
Collaboration description:
Team UChile_OpenBio-CeBiB invites you to practice your Spanish and to collaborate in a virtual meet up with all Spanish speakers. We would like to discuss all our projects and receive and give lots of feedback!! Also, if you want to attend in person you are very welcome to stay with us!


44. Insulin Accessibility Survey

Team: Sydney_Australia
Team Location: University of Sydney, Australia
Contact Information: Email: igem.usyd.17 [AT] gmail.com, Facebook: iGEM.usyd, Twitter: iGEM_usyd
Collaboration description:
This year, the University of Sydney iGEM team is working on creating a thermostable, single-chain insulin which we hope to produce in a cost-effective manner. We hope that this insulin would be accessible in regions where insulin availability and affordability is currently an issue. Through this survey, we would like to learn more about how easy or difficult it is to obtain insulin in different countries around the world. If you or anyone you know is dependent on insulin, we would like to hear about your experiences with obtaining insulin. From the responses obtained in this survey, we hope to gain a better idea of the challenges facing insulin access on a global scale.

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/cUYt0oFd5Kfeur173

We look forwards to hearing from you!


43. Online meetup and practical advices from fermentation factories

Team: SCUT-FSE-CHINA
Team Location: Guangzhou, China
Contact Information: 975847323 [AT] qq.com
Collaboration description:
Our team project this year focuses on open culture in industrial fermentation process. And we hope to invite teams working on fermentation to have an online meetup with us. We can help to get some advices and solutions from fermentation factories.


42. 1st Collaborative Innovation Online-conference for iGEM

Team: XMU-China
Team Location: Xiamen University (Xiamen, China)
Contact Information: igemxmu [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
We are deciding to hold a virtual meetup for teams of specific tracks. The theme of the online-conference this year is Clean Water, Better Environment and You, and we want to invite teams working on water pollution to join us. If your team is in the track of Environment, working on water pollution or similar project, just contact us and join the online-conference!


41. Tell us about your chassis

Team: IIT-Madras
Team Location: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
Contact Information: Team IIT-Madras, igemiitmadras [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
We are building a database of chassis organisms and hope to improve the experience of synthetic biologists working with novel organisms. Kindly fill out our survey and tell us about the chassis organism you are putting to use for your project.

The survey is at: https://goo.gl/forms/ifVPtPkPLW2ngfY63.

Thank you.


40. Test your plasmid/app in our lab

Team: Peshawar
Team Location: Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University, Pakistan
Contact Information: Hassan.raza1898 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Hello iGEMers,

If any team wants to send their plasmids for a check, or test their app in another country for validating their project, feel free to contact us via given email address. We'll be more than happy to collaborate.


39. Offering help in wiki design and human practices

Team: Peshawar
Team Location: Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University, Pakistan
Contact Information: Hassan.raza1898 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Dear iGEM participants,

If any team needs help in wiki design or human practices for their iGEM project, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help!


38. Looking for biosensor-based projects

Team: Newcastle
Team Location: Newcastle University, UK
Contact Information: Declan Kohl: d.kohl1 [AT] newcastle.ac.uk
Collaboration description:
This year, Newcastle iGEM team is making a development platform for biosensor production. We are looking for teams who are developing biosensors and would be interested in using our platform. If your team has a functional biosensor system, you could send it to us and we will generate many variants of your biosensor, including different coloured outputs and sensitivity tuning. This would be a two-way collaboration: we would provide you with data for multiple biosensor designs, whilst you would be providing us with a functioning detection module for us to further characterise our system.

Look forwards to hearing from you!
Best,
Newcastle iGEM team


37. Design a digital maze for our robot.

Team: NAWI Graz
Team Location: University of Technology Graz, Austria
Contact Information: igem.nawigraz [AT] gmail.com Facebook: @igemteamgraz2017 Twitter: @iGEMNAWiGraz
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM colleagues,

As we are finishing our lab work, we need to validate the functionality of our experiments. A little robot has to find its way out of a maze. Now here is the point where we want to integrate you in our project. To proof our concept, we need a lot of different mazes to improve the algorithm. To design and build these our computer scientiests have programmed a software tool you can easily use as long as you have an internet connection. If you are interested, please contact us via email igem.nawigraz@ [AT] mail.com to get the details.

Sincerely Henrik Seyfried
representing the iGEM Team NAWI Graz 2017


36. Offer of Fluorescence Detection and Modelling

Team: Oxford
Team Location: University of Oxford, UK
Contact Information: Email on oxfordigem [AT] bioch.ox.ac.uk (preferred), or facebook/twitter/instagram on @oxfordigem
Collaboration description:
Hi teams!
Here at Oxford we're lucky to have access to lots of different equipment, and we want to share it with you! We can do flow cytometry and fluorescent microscopy very easily in our lab - and if there's something else you're looking for, we may be able to help there too.

We are also able to offer help on modelling, such as sensitivity modelling or stochastic modelling.

If there's anything else you think we might be able to help on, please ask.

Best,
Oxford iGEM (See cruzi)


35. Measuring ammonia from air

Team: ICT-Mumbai
Team Location: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India
Contact Information: igem.ictmumbai [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Hello fellow iGEMers! 

We aim to engineer E. coli to assimilate ammonia from air. Such engineered cells can be used to deodorize chemical laboratories and washrooms. For this, we wish to measure ammonia in different places that are rich in ammonia, for which we require your help. The assay procedure is quick, simple and sensitive and will enable us to test the applicability of our device.

Teams interested in collaborating are requested to email igem.ictmumbai [AT] gmail.com

Regards,
Team ICT-Mumbai


34. iGEM Little Snazzy Man (“Flat Stanley”)

Team: US AFRL CarrollHS
Team Location: Carroll High School and USA
Contact Information: igem [AT] carrollhs.org - Twitter: @iGEMLabPats Instagram: @igemlabpats
Collaboration description:
Hello, we are the US_AFRL_Carrollhs team!

We are a new high school iGEM team and share a passion in science. For human practices in order to accomplish connections with other teams, we are using the method of Flat Stanley which is a book written by Jeff Brown. Flat Stanley is where you connect with other people (teams) by sending out a paper person (microbe) across the world by mail (email). Our team has created a colorful, creative microbe and would love for your team to participate in the project by taking pictures of the microbe. Below on the email is an attachment of the microbe. If you like to participate with the Flat Stanley project, please print out the microbe in the file and take pictures with it in your lab or with your team. You can either email, tweet, or tag us in Instagram or Facebook with the photo’s your team has taken. We are using the hashtag #LittleSnazzyMAn. We can’t wait to see the creative photo your team takes.

Thanks so much for your participation!
LabPats


33. First Aid Service for PCR Problems - offer for all High School teams and other teams having trouble with their PCRs

Team: iGEM Team Heidelberg
Team Location: University of Heidelberg (Germany)
Contact Information: Pauline Pfuderer heidelberg.igem2017 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Dear iGEM community,
Our PCR-experts team created a masterplan and a first aid service for all kind of PCR problems. If you have trouble with your PCRs don´t hesitate to contact us, we can probably help you to making your PCR run. Just send us an email with your primers, templates and problems you faced in former PCR runs or a parcel with your template and primers and we will send back the PCR product to you.
All the best,
iGEM Team Heidelberg


32. Survey from Cardiff iGEM

Team: Cardiff iGEM
Team Location: Cardiff University, Wales
Contact Information: Twitter @iGEM_Cardiff
Collaboration description:
We have made a survey to investigate the public's views on genetic modification to produce medicines. We would love for your input, thank you!
Survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/0uIoOBtMkcgGiz542

Cardiff iGEM


31. Need Wiki help? - iGEM Development Environment

Team: Bristol
Team Location: University of Bristol, Bristol UK
Contact Information: Contact is via Twitter @bristoligem , Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bristoligem/ ) or Email: bristoligem [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:

Hi iGEM 2017 Teams!
We've found editing the wiki to be slow and at times frustrating. In response to this we have have developed a tool called the iGEM Development Environment (IDE).
IDE replicates how your iGEM Wiki page will look locally without the need to upload repeatedly to the iGEM website. The benefits of this is that you can create and very quickly edit your wiki locally and see how it would look without going through the process of editing through the iGEM Website. There are also no surprises when you upload to the iGEM Wiki, your wiki pages should look exactly how you see them through IDE.
If you're interested or need some general help with your wiki please get in touch with us!
Regards,
The Bristol iGEM Team


30. Tolerance Photo Challenge

Team: Technion Israel
Team Location: Technion Institute of Technology, Israel
Contact Information: Our Facebook page or our email igem.technion.2017 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
TOLERANCE CHALLENGE!
In our project we aim to prevent the onset of allergies and autoimmune disease by inducing “immune tolerance”. In the lab we intend to fight our body’s innate intolerance; outside we want to fight human intolerance.

We are asking other iGEM teams to help us combat intolerance globally! With this challenge we aim to promote our project idea and help spread our message of tolerance. Please post a picture of your team holding a sign with the word “Tolerance” on it. In the picture please emphasize if possible how tolerance and diversity are relevant to your team (e.g., religion, ethnicity, gender, nationality etc…). Feel free to be creative and bring your team’s spirit into the picture!

The team with the most diverse and creative picture will be featured on our wiki page and in our final presentation at the Giant Jamboree!

Please remember to tag our social media accounts as well as yours! (instagram: @igem.2017.technion, Facebook @igemtechnion and Twitter: @IgemTechnion) And don’t forget the hashtags #iGEM #Tolerance_Challenge


29. Seminar: Introduction to Optogenetics

Team: Düsseldorf Cologne
Team Location: Germany
Contact Information: You can contact us via Twitter @IGEM17DUS_CGN, on Facebook, or send us an email: igem [AT] hhu.de .
Collaboration description:
Dear iGEM Teams,

In this year’s project we are working with optogenetics again. Because some of our members already worked in the team from last year and because one of our professors is working in this field, we are very fortunate to profit from their expertise. Of course there are a couple of other teams who are working with optogenetics as well and might not have an expert at their university. That’s why we want to share our knowledge with you! On September 1st we will be hosting a seminar at our university dealing with an introduction into optogenetics. This includes learning about the various optogenetic switches as well as working with them in the lab, and also building or obtaining a light box. We invite everybody to join who is able to come to our university. Of course we don’t expect you to fly halfway across the planet, so we will also document the seminar and organize a skype-conference for interested parties.

If you want to come in person, we can provide you with accommodations.

If you are interested and want to join us please let us know by the 21st of August.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
iGEM Team Düsseldorf Cologne 2017!


28. A worldwide platform

Team: UESTC-China
Team Location: Cheng Du,China
Contact Information: 626750489 [AT] qq.com
Collaboration description:
We want to provide a platform where we can mutually understand our projects and even exchange our opinions and suggestions on them. Besides, on this platform we can also provide some local data to improve our mutual projects, thus we can expand our sample range to the whole world. Please send us an email!


27. Questionnaire towards health care and liver cancer

Team: BIT
Team Location: Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Contact Information: igem_bit [AT] outlook.com
Collaboration description:
Hello Dear iGEMers!

We are students from Beijing Institute of Technology. Our team IGEM_BIT is now carrying on a liver cancer-related project.In order to make our project better and practical, and we need your help.

Please answer the questions in this questionnaire carefully and authentically. Any personal information you give in our questionnaire would not be leaked. We really appreciate your help! Thank you for your sincere cooperation!

Click here for the survey. (URL: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GR36M7W)


26. Searchable iGEM information file

Team: MIT
Team Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
Contact Information: MIT iGEM Team: igem-2017-students [AT] mit.edu Qianchang (Dennis) Wang: wangqc [AT] mit.edu
Collaboration description:
Hi iGEM 2017, we have gathered information from all past and current iGEM teams about their projects. This CSV will enable you to search for keywords and identify potential collaborators. Feel free to ask us any question.

If you would like a copy of this file, please email us and we can send it to you!


25. Sharing Our Recombinase

Team: Edinburgh UG
Team Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Information: igem2017edinburgh AT gmail DOT com or Tweet us AT EdiGEM2017
Collaboration description: We would like to reach out to any team that is using recombinases our would consider using recombinases. We can provide you with several novel recombinase parts and target sites. This would hopefully provide valuable resources to any project taking advantage of recombinases such as Cre, while further demonstrating the utility of the parts designed as part of our own project.


24. Biological Material Transport Survey

Team: Amazonas_Brazil
Team Location: Federal University of Amazonas/ State University of Amazonas
Contact Information: Amazonas Team - igem.ufam [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:
Dear iGEM Teams,

We want to know how the importation/exportation of biological material works in your country. This survey will only take a few minutes and we'll appreciate if you can collab with us!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVs0mqaAbDjhk0OFFocGcUCAsAKQ7zkxy_vOoaWrK3ME_saw/viewform


23. iGEM Goes Green

Team: TU_Dresden
Team Location: TU Dresden, Germany
Contact Information: Email: igem2017 [AT] mailbox.tu-dresden.de
Facebook: iGEM Goes Green
Instagram: igem_goes_green
Collaboration description:
Hello iGEM participants,

This year the iGEM Team of TU Dresden started the iGEM goes green initiative to encourage other teams to consider the environmental implications of their projects. We investigate the ecological footprint of our work as a team, and we want to find ways to reduce and compensate for it.

Watch our trailer video: YouTube Video

Becoming a part of iGEM goes green is fairly simple. All you’ve got to do is:
1. Dedicate a subpage of your team’s wiki to your efforts towards a sustainable participation in the competition.
2. Send us the link.
3. Get the go green logo in return and place it on your wiki.
4. Read our GoGreenGuide and do whatever your team can afford to shape your team’s participation in iGEM in a green way.

GoGreenGuide: https://github.com/igem-dresden/GoGreenGuide/releases/tag/v1.0

Our GoGreenGuide is written for other iGEM teams and anyone else who is interested in sustainable scientific bench work. We want to inspire anyone who was not interested before to dive into the topic.
Interested in taking part and collaborating with us? Get in contact with us! We are looking forward to hear from you!


22. Help with using cellocad to simulate our project

Team: Team AshesiGhana
Team Location: Ashesi University College, Ghana
Contact Information: David Sasu, david.sasu [AT] ashesi.edu.gh
Collaboration description: Please we would like help with using Cellocad to simulate our project and also interpreting the output of the simulation using the same software.


21. Podcast Series "Science out of lab"

Team: Copenhagen
Team Location: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact Information: igemku2017 [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:Through the podcast series, we want to bring science into a social, ethical and environmental context by interviewing, e.g researchers, professors, journalists, industry representatives, public. Our target audience is nonprofessionals and experts alike. Possible topics would be in relation to synthetic biology (eg, DIYbio, ethics, gene drive, design etc).

We would like to go global and involve experts and opinions from all over the world. This is where you can come along! If you have ideas of possible individuals (and intriguing topics) for the podcast from your local/national community and would like to be part of educating and spreading the word to the public, then please write to us.


20. Synthetic Biology Podcast Mini-Series

Team: Toronto
Team Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Contact Information: Toronto team - igem [AT] g.skule.ca
Collaboration description:

The podcast aims to explore how synthetic biology intersects with different disciplines (ranging from engineering, law, business to the arts) by engaging with people active in the field. Our target audience is the general public, ie. people who don’t necessarily have a scientific background but who are curious. We invite you to participate in our mini-series, where we aim to showcase the projects of different iGEM teams through short (~5min) episodes. Please contact us if you are interested and we will get back to you with more information regarding which questions will be asked, and about how the podcast will be recorded and edited.


19. Translation Center

Team: KU Leuven
Team Location: KU Leuven - Leuven, Belgium
Contact Information: KU Leuven team - igem2017 [AT] kuleuven.be
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM-participants

We think that science could be more accessible to the public if it was explained in their mother tongue. Therefore, as part of our collaboration commitment, we propose a translation service where teams can send in their project description and other teams can translate it into their native language.

If you want to be part of this collaboration, you can upload your project description in the Central Hub (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B2T1XzPGc8giSl9meHQ1cDlYSEU). We propose that you write the description in English and make it understandable for people with minimal background knowledge. Try to translate for as many participating teams as possible. When you translated a text, please sign with your team name and language.

To let us know that you are participating, please send an email to igem2017 [AT] kuleuven.be.


18. Tasty-Style Short Lab Technique Videos

Team: East_Chapel_Hill
Team Location:East Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC USA
Contact Information: Cecilia Lee, student leader (chaelee1125 [AT] gmail.com) or East Chapel Hill iGEM Team (echhsigem [AT]gmail.com)
Collaboration description:

We are looking for teams to collaborate with to create a series of short videos in the style of the Tasty/Tastemade Food Videos! They will be roughly 1-minute long videos on any lab techniques. The collection of the unique short videos will be posted on YouTube for other teams and the synthetic biology community to learn from!
You can fill out the interest google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/wp7X4AmTsLOaGjSA3


17. Sweaty Photo Challenge

Team: Aalto-Helsinki
Team Location: Aalto University/University of Helsinki, Finland
Contact Information: Our Facebook page or our email team[AT]aaltohelsinki.com
Collaboration description:

SWEAT TO PROTECT!

The surface of our skin contains antimicrobial peptides that protect it from outside threats, like bacteria and fungi.
One of these peptides is called dermcidin and it is naturally present in our sweat.
So when you sweat, you increase your protection against infections!

We are asking other iGEM teams to take part in our sweat challenge to promote the protective properties of sweat!
Post a picture of your team doing something sweaty with a caption and we will award the most creative and hilarious one at the Giant Jamboree.
Remember to tag our social media account (instagram: [AT] aaltohelsinki_igem, Facebook [AT] aaltohelsinki and Twitter: [AT] aaltohelsinki) and use the hashtag #iGEMsweatchallenge!


16. Survey from iGEM Pasteur Paris : Air pollution

Team: Pasteur Paris
Team Location: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Contact Information: igem.pasteur [AT] gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEMers,

We are working on air pollution and we need your help to better target this issue. Please help us by answering and sharing the following survey :)

Do you believe the quality of the air you breath should be a major concern for all of us? Help us improve it by answering this short survey (3-4 minutes top). Thank you in advance for your help and your time!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLIBs-zFTtTuwKh9OhkP_pwlnGejfJ2TiNnL8R5S9pWA1A9w/viewform

Tu te sens concerné par la qualité de l'air que tu respires ? Aide nous à l'améliorer en remplissant le questionnaire ci-dessous (3-4 minutes maximum). Merci d'avance pour ton aide et ton temps!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJazEXL1hn8g2QR-Qftpc07y1qfuksnI1gkDBVXgyrxMN9FQ/viewform

您认为改善空气质量应该是我们重要的目标吗?为改善空气质量出一分力,填写我们的调查问卷(只需3到4分钟)。谢谢您的时间和对我们的支持。
https://sojump.com/jq/14175628.aspx


15. Biological themed card game

Team: Franconia
Team Location: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Contact Information: email: igem.erlangen [AT] gmail.com; twitter: [AT] iGEM_Franconia
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM community!

This year we are developing a biological themed card game. Instead of doing this all alone, we would like to include other iGEM teams and together make the game as entertaining, interesting, profound and international as possible! Therefore we are looking for teams who would help by:

- developing one or more new cards. These can be pathogens (like viruses or bacteria), cures (e.g. antibiotic, cough linctus), preventatives (e.g. vaccinations, desinfectant) or just anything that influences human health. The cards should include the name, properties and a short description.

and/or:

- translating the basic deck of cards into their national language, so that the game can be played all around the globe.

If you are interested in doing one and/or the other, please tell us before the 1st of August. We would then send you more precise information and some of the already existing cards. Also don't hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions about it!

We are very much looking forward to this and would be delighted if many of you join!

Best regards,

iGEM Franconia


14. Survey for all High School Teams

Team: CLSB-UK
Team Location: City of London School, London, UK
Contact Information: Abe Tolley, (email) a.tolley(at)cityoflondonschool.org.uk
Collaboration description:

The CLS iGEM team is trying to create a guide with advice for high school teams on how to get into iGEM, along with helpful tips and some Dos and Don'ts. Entering iGEM can be a daunting task for a high school - without funding, experience or expertise -but we hope this guide will help facilitate new teams and allow them to succeed in their project. We are looking for as many High School Teams to complete our short survey, so we can provide the best advice possible to new teams - with your help, we can help spread iGEM to more high schools around the world. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey - it would be very much appreciated.

The survey link is: https://goo.gl/forms/MYDzIEdOqpVTlRwn2.

CLSB-UK team


13. Survey from UNebraska-Lincoln

Team: UNebraska-Lincoln
Team Location:
Contact Information:
Collaboration description:

Hello 2017 iGEM teams! Our team this year is working to inhibit methane production in cattle. You can learn more at: http://igem.unl.edu/ or http://2017.igem.org/Team:UNebraska-Lincoln.

We have created a quick 10 question survey that we would love for all iGEMers to take. If your team members choose to participate, we will present your team with a badge of contribution.

Please follow this link to access the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/A3IIaD00d59Ydzx83

We would really appreciate your time and response! Thank you!!

UNL iGEM Team


12. Global Compilation of Expert Perspectives on Biomanufacturing

Team: Harvard
Team Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Contact Information: Email harvardigemteam [AT] gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter ([AT]harvardigemteam)
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM community,

What would happen if you introduced your work to the profit-driven, tightly-regulated world outside of iGEM? As individual teams, we might be able to get a few expert opinions on the implications of our work, but what if we could standardize and share the perspectives and advice we pick up along the way?

We want to explore the status of biomanufacturing (that is, using biological systems to produce substances on a commercial scale) as a growing industry around the world. This collaboration effort is relevant to almost any iGEM team, but it is especially relevant to teams on the therapeutic and manufacturing tracks. We are looking for teams interested in assembling a catalog of perspectives on biomanufacturing from leaders in business, public policy, biomedicine, environmental science and material science around the world.

We hope to develop a standard set of inquiries and conduct interviews to foster a more thorough understanding of the field of biomanufacturing around the world. We’ll then compile the information we receive, allowing teams to get a better contextualization of their work in the world. We’re looking for teams to contribute to this set of inquiries, and we’re looking for teams to implement them as well.

If you would like to get involved with this effort, please email us or reach out on Facebook or Twitter!

Best Wishes,
Harvard iGEM 2017


11. Short tutorial videos on laboratory methods on YouTube

Team: Tübingen
Team Location: Tübingen, Germany
Contact Information: igem [AT] ifib.uni-tuebingen.de
Collaboration description:

The concept idea is to create and manage a YouTube platform on which collaborating teams post different kinds of short lab tutorials and link them to their unique iGem project. The videos should promote the main idea and diversity of iGem in the field of synthetic biology.
The YouTube channel will reach out to everybody who is not yet aware of iGEM and its possibilities and will consequently encourage and inspire future iGEM teams.

A condensed YouTube channel will work as a network and multiply the reach of iGEM teams’ social media presence.


10. Virtual Meetups

Team: Vilnius-Lithuania
Team Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Contact Information: You can contact us on our facebook or write an email to laurynas.karpus [AT] gmail.com, also you can find us on twitter! ([AT] vilnius_igem)
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM community,
we are Vilnius-Lithuania team, and we're interested in virtual meetups to exchange the ideas that our teams are working on and to give and receive critique and other information about our projects.
We want to hold as many virtual meetups as we can until Giant Jamboree.

You can read about the project we're working on at our wiki - http://2017.igem.org/Team:Vilnius-Lithuania


9. Newsletter and Inquiry about Challenges for SynBio Teams Worldwide

Team: Calgary
Team Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
Contact Information: igem.calgary [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:

Hi everyone!! The Calgary team is in the process of organizing a Canadian iGEM Newsletter. If any international teams are interested in participating as a guest, please email us! Also, we are interested in the challenges iGEM teams have, such as funding, supervision, and other resources. Feel free to fill out this form (submissions can be kept confidential if preferred): https://goo.gl/forms/BDAqemEe5kLpie8F3

The Calgary project this year is using E. coli to convert human solid waste into bioplastics on Mars. Please do contact us if you see potential for wet or dry lab collaborations!

Thank you,
The 2017 iGEM Calgary Team


8. Survey about cholera

Team: INSA-UPS_France
Team Location: Toulouse, France
Contact Information: igem.toulouse [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Community, the INSA-UPS_France team created a survey dealing with Vibrio cholerae. In order to get an interesting statistical study we need as much answer as possible.
Here is the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/nzqnbNGvTheeHdDz2 Thank you!

Best Regards,
INSA-UPS_France 2017


7. Foundational Advances Collaboration

Team: SVCE_CHENNAI
Team Location: Chennai, India
Contact Information: Email at igem2017svce [AT] gmail.com or Twitter [AT] igemsvce
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Teams,

Our project this year is based on temperature and pH regulated genetic circuits. We are also focusing on a method to convert translational regulation to transcriptional regulation. If any other teams are working on something similar we would love to collaborate with you.

Also this year we are working on machine learning that can be applied to the registry of standard biological parts. The software faction of our project will involve building, training and testing a supervised machine learning algorithm on the collection of promoters in the iGEM registry. This algorithm when trained with sufficient data would be capable of identifying novel promoters merely by having the sequence as an input. If any team wants to characterize a sigma 70 promoter as a part of their project, they can use our software. Just email us and we'll do it for you.

Looking forward to hearing from any teams interested!

Warm Regards,
iGEM Team SVCE_CHENNAI 2017


6. Team collaboration spreadsheet?

Team: RHIT
Team Location: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana, United States
Contact Information: Email (Preferred): yangy6 [AT] rose-hulman.edu
Collaboration description:

Hi teams,

We were thinking about constructing a spreadsheet to help organize team lab collaborations if you think that this would be useful and would like to help us develop it further, we would like your input.

Thank you,
iGEM Team RHIT 2017


5. Synthetic Biology / Microfluidics Survey

Team: Boston University Hardware
Team Location: Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
Contact Information: Email (preferred): samperid [AT] bu.edu, or Twitter [AT] iGEMHWBU
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Community,

This is a request for ANY iGEM team. This year, the BU Hardware team is working on an archive that will store different microfluidic chip designs and protocols that we develop. In order to better understand how we can structure this archive to help the iGEM/Synbio community, we have created a short survey that we would like iGEM teams to fill out! You can find the survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/QcGws30fPAcdPi4p1. Thanks!

Kind Regards,
2017 BU Hardware


4. Looking for a flow cytometer, and offering the use of varied engineering facilities/programs/knowledge

Team: RHIT
Team Location: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana, United States
Contact Information:
Collaboration description: This collaboration is now fulfilled!


3. Lactococcus collaboration

Team: Groningen (University of Groningen) 
Team Location: The Netherlands
Contact Information: igem.2017.groningen [AT] gmail.com
Collaboration description:

Dear IGEM community,

This is a request for all IGEM teams working with Lactococcus lactis. As you probably already know L. lactis is an important organism for the fermentation industry and quite easy to modify, making it a promising IGEM chassis. But one disadvantage of L. lactis is its selectivity for promotors and plasmids. Although on the IGEM site many information about the functioning of promotors in either E. coli or B. subtilis can be found this is not the case for our organism.

Therefore we propose to collaborate with all IGEM teams working with L. lactis to make a database of existing or new promotors and ribosome bininding sites (RBS) and their effectiveness in L. lactis. We will make a standardized protocol to test the promotor strength using sfGFP (biobrick BBa_K1365020). For the database either existing promotors could be characterized or you could contribute new promotors and RBS, which are not yet in the iGEM distribution kit.

We think this collaboration will be of great advantage to all teams working with L. lactis now and in the future. So we hope to hear from you!

Kind regards,
iGEM team Groningen


2. Virtual Meetup

Team: NYU Abu Dhabi
Team Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Contact Information: Team Facebook page or email at nyuad.igem [AT] nyu.edu.
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Teams,

Being located in the Middle East, we have found that there are very limited resources available for rising scientists. We are fortunate to have well-stocked lab and involved PI’s aiding us in our journey, but we recognize that not all teams in this region are able to benefit from feedback due to the disparate spread of iGEM teams. Hence, we would like to reach out and hold a virtual meetup for other iGEM teams wherein we can present and receive feedback on our work as well as troubleshoot some problems we may face. This would be organized via Skype and by time zone.

If you are interested in joining, please let us know as soon as possible! We will organize a meeting as soon as we have enough interest, and we are open to holding multiple meetups over the course of the year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly,
iGEM Team NYU Abu Dhabi 2017


1. Postcards!

Team: Düsseldorf Cologne
Team Location: Germany
Contact Information: You can contact us via Twitter @IGEM17DUS_CGN, on Facebook, or send us an email: igem[AT]hhu.de .
Collaboration description:

Dear iGEM Teams,

As we all know iGEM is not only about labwork but also about bringing synthetic biology closer to the public. To do so last year’s iGEM team of the Heinrich- Heine- University of Duesseldorf started a campaign to promote synthetic biology in public using self-designed postcards. Seven other German teams decided to join us and the postcard exchange was a real success. Thrilled about the outcome of last year’s postcards, this year we would like to reach out even further and spread iGEM postcards all over Europe! The idea is that every participating team designs a postcard which shows an image related to synthetic biology, maybe even your topic, on the front and a small informational text on the back. Afterwards a batch of each team’s postcard is exchanged so that every team can share postcards from all over Europe with the people in their neighborhood and at public events etc. If you want to check out last year’s campaign, visit the wiki of Duesseldorf 2016: Postcards.

Postcards:

  • Image related to your project or (synthetic) biology in general on the front
  • Small information text on the back
  • Standard postcard format (A6; 14,8cm x 10,5cm)

If you are interested and want to join us please let us know until the 30th of June, so we can figure out how many postcards each team should print!

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
iGEM Team Düsseldorf Cologne 2017!


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