iGEM 2020: An exceptional year
This is not a normal year. Together, we are facing the biggest pandemic in the past 100 years. Based on your feedback, we are adapting the iGEM experience - we have examined each part of the competition to make it even better this year. This is iGEM in the time of a pandemic. It will be different but it will be worth it.See the full announcement here
Take a look at some of the changes on our New for 2020 hub.
Add and Document PartsStart adding and documenting your parts early! Throughout the season you can update your part documentation with new information, modelling data, and/or experimental characterization.
Sample SubmissionsiGEM teams do not need to send samples of their parts anymore. We encourage teams to focus on the design, modeling, characterization, and documentation of their parts!.
Update: Distribution KitAs a result of the current pandemic, we will not be able to manufacture and ship our 2020 DNA Distribution Kits to teams and labs this year. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Uppsala Chromoprotein Collection
Group: Team Uppsala
The 2011 Uppsala iGEM team centered their iGEM project around a library of reporter proteins with a focus on chromoproteins. The 2012 and 2013 teams, while having very different projects, continued the previous years' work alongside their projects.
This has resulted in a large collection of chromoproteins, with sequence confirmed samples, that can also be found in the yearly distribution kits.
DNA Synthesis Offer: IDT
IDT is once again generously offering 20 kb of DNA as gBlocks® Gene Fragments free of charge to each iGEM 2020 team! Click here to go to IDT's partner offers page for more info.
Update: Composite Parts
If you synthesized or used a different assembly system to create a composite part, you can now enter specific scars between subparts. If you have any issues with functionality, please contact hq (at) igem (dot) org.
We've updated the Registry part collections. Users can discover new parts and collections and build upon what previous iGEM teams and labs have achieved.
Before starting your projects, be sure to read through our help pages. If you can't find an answer to your question, contact hq (at) igem . org.
Useful help topics:
The iGEM Registry has over 20,000 documented parts. The Catalog organizes many of these parts by part type, chassis, function, and more. Browse for parts through the Registry Catalog or use the search menu.
Be sure to read through the Registry recommended protocols. They've been tested using the DNA Distribution Kit and BioBrick parts. See the Registry help pages for a list of protocols.