16th July

From 2008.igem.org

11.30 – 13.00 All 5 teams pitch their project (or state-of-play / project ideas – we know you’ll not have got very far yet!) to other teams - 10 minutes pitch and 5 minutes discussion: the notion of these sessions is to provide early feedback from other teams and previous participants as to the project ideas and methods of implementation which have been adopted. The motivation is to act together to maximise the success of “iGEM-UK” at the jamboree and raise the profile of the UK’s synbio work.

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.30 Lee Room - Bristol, Newcastle, ICL with Sarah Detailed group discussion on teams’ opinion on whether synthetic biology can possibly fulfil the hype surrounding it! What’s new?! What makes synthetic biology different to genetic engineering; is this largely re-branding?

Carstares Room – Cambridge, Edinburgh with Caroline Do we need BioBricks to achieve the same results? Will BB’s prosper?

14.30 – 15.00 Lee Room – Edinburgh, Newcastle with Caroline Detailed group discussion on iGEM experience to date: work, progress, issues etc

Carstares Room – Bristol, Cambridge, ICL with Sarah Detailed group discussion on ethical dimensions of synthetic biology; biosafety, “playing-god” etc

15.00 - 15.30 Break-out time for teams to ready themselves to present to the network meeting

15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Coffee

16.00 – 17.00 Photos of Bridge Building and results presented to Network meeting (Alistair Elfick, 3mins) Short presentations of individual iGEM team’s projects to Network (7mins presentation + 3mins questions)