After completion the course, the student is able:
- to execute an experimental project and to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team in accordance to the values described by the iGEM organization
- to contribute to workmeetings, make a workplan, excecute the workplan and to get sponsors and media attention
- To contribute to a written report
- To describe and reflect on his own performance and learning experience
Period (from – till): February - November|
Course coordinator: Prof. Niels Geijsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prof. Niels Geijsen (email@example.com)
Dr. Margot Koster (M.C.Koster@uu.nl)
Prof. Dr. Guido van den Ackerveken
Prof. Dr. Roos Masereeuw
Dr. Ton Peeters
The iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine competition), http://igem.org/Main_Page
, is an international organization that stimulates students to work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts. The competition already involves more than 100 teams from many universities and institutes. This course offers students the unique possibility to work in an interdisciplinary team on a very challenging project. The students do not only have to design and build a genetically engineered biological system, but also need to get sponsors, attract media attention and finally present their work on different occasions, including the iGEM jamboree in November in Boston.
Assessment is based on participation, the quality of the final report and an individual report to be judged by at least two instructors/teachers.
For application and or information you can contact Prof. Niels Geijsen or Dr. Margot Koster. Deadline for the application is February 1. The team is selected from motivated students in a face-to-face interview. (July-august min. 75 % availability is required). For application and or information you can contact Prof. Niels Geijsen (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Dr. Margot Koster (M.C.Koster@uu.nl
Mandatory for GSLS students.
Optional for students from other GSL Master's programmes