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12.-13.01.2019 - Journal Club

This weekend we all met at the CeBiTec and listened to exciting talks. Besides the introduction of some interesting previous iGEM-projects we discussed many actual issues in synthetic biology. Suggestions were provided by different papers, for example

Exposure to Sound Vibrations Lead to Transcriptomic, Proteomic and Hormonal Changes in Arabidopsis (Ghosh et al. 2016)

Nucleic acid detection with CRISPR-Cas13a/C2c2 (Gootenberg et al. 2017)

Synthetic Biology. Engineering Mammalian Cells to Control Cell-to-Cell Communication at Will (Kojima et al. 2018)

Is Research on "Synthetic Cells" Moving to the Next Level? (Stano 2018)

Activation of silent biosynthetic gene clusters using transcription factor decoys (Wang et al. 2018)

Bacteriophage-derived vectors for targeted cancer gene therapy (Pranjol et Hajitou 2015)

Reemergence of human plague in Yunnan, China in 2016 (Shi et al. 2018)

Bacterially produced polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA): converting renewable resources into bioplastics (Chee et al. 2010)

Assembled Step Emulsification Device for Multiplex Droplet Digital PCR (Nie et al. 2019)

Engineering the S-Layer of Caulobacter crescentus as a foundation for Stable, High-Density, 2D Living Materials (Charrier et al. 2018)

All in all we had a succesful weekend filled with the right amount of fun and science. We had many inspiring discussions and learned a lot.


17.12.2018 - iGEM cake sale

To collect money for our iGEM-funds, we sold some cake and cookies in the great uni hall just before Christmas. Thank you, to all our supporters. We wish you all a verry merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


03.12.2018 - iGEM Christmas party

We, the recently formed iGEM Bielefeld-CeBiTec team 2019, organised a Christmas party and invited all of Bielefeld's iGEM alumni. In the evening, we got to know each other a little bit better and were able to get some advice and hear about their experience from the alumni. Thank you to everyone, for joining us and making this evening so great!

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29.11.2018 - Homecoming event of the 2018 team

The nanoFactory team (Bielefeld-CeBiTec 2018) are back from the USA and repeated their Giant Gamboree presentation for all those interested in the topic here at home. Some potential newcomers for the iGEM Bielefeld-CeBiTec team 2019 were listening and congratulated them on all their achievements. Afterwards, we enjoied a slice of pizza with the iGEM alumni while they shared some valuable advice, tips and experince with us.


28.11.2018 - Third team meeting with first lab experinces

Since we got our savety instructions last week, today we were in the lab together for the first time. After talking about different cloning methods and efficiently designed primers we started our firs PCR. To get the PCR started we had to explore the lab and its equipment first, but all in all it worked out very well and the results seemed promising.


21.11.2018 - Second team meeting with savety instructions

Today, everyone interested in the iGEM Bielefeld-CeBiTec team 2019 got together for the second time. We organized some things, exchanged a few project-ideas and got our lab savety instructions form Prof. Dr. Jörn Kalinowski. Because we now know all the important details about behaviour in the lab and necessary steps to take in case of emergency, we now are prepared to start our labwork.


07.11.2018 - Information event on iGEM 2019

The annual presentation of iGEM is intended to inform interested persons about the requirements and contents. After the presentation of Julian Droste and Boas Pucker to over 20 interested students, there was plenty of time to discuss questions. Of course Prof. Dr. Jörn Kalinowski, who has been in charge of the iGEM team in Bielefeld for the past seven years, was also present. On the basis of this event, interested parties should decide whether they would like to apply for the next iGEM team in Bielefeld.

*Room: G2 - 104 (CeBiTec)*
*Date: Wednesday - November 7, 2018*
*Time: 6:00 p.m. (end approx. 19 - 19:30)*