iGEM Regional Jamboree Europe

Jamboree 2011, Oct 1 & 2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam, Technical University of Delft and University of Groningen heartily invite all European iGEM teams to the first European Jamboree October 1 & 2 at the VU University Amsterdam.

We are very excited about this first Regional Jamboree and prepare the venue and program for your event.

The VU (Vrije Universiteit, in Dutch) Amsterdam offers nice, big lecture rooms for your presentations, all in one building.The VU is located in Amsterdam Zuid, a modern area of Amsterdam about 10min by tram to the center.

Amsterdam has a lot to offer - A charming, historical town with nice cafes, bars and restaurants, renowned museums like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. Take your chance to stay some days to visit the city. Have a look at the official webpage of Amsterdam for more information.

Friday night special guest: Rathenau Instituut presents the Meeting of Young Minds.
Put your team into the spotlight and present your human practice approach in the Meeting of Minds Blog - unfrozen until the Jamboree. We will nominate three teams to discuss with the politicians of the future on stage based on SynBio futures.


See the preparations


During the Jamboree

Investigate the program



Learn about the next step



04-10-2011: Check out photos of the Jamboree here!
03-10-2011: The Europe region team wikis have been thawed
02-10-2011: Regional prizes have been awarded Congrats to all teams!
30-09-2011: It started! Exciting, follow live blogging from the event on
29-09-2011: NVBMB supports the Regional Jamboree (silver)
24-09-2011: Keep overview with the help of your smart phone. Get the Jamboree program app and build
                  your schedule. Look how it works.
21-09-2011: Wiki FREEZE at 11:59pm, EDT. This includes the deadline for judging form and the
                  project and part documentation.
16-09-2011: Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology supports the Regional Jamboree (silver)
09-09-2011: 2p+ (Netherlands) supports the Regional Jamboree (clothing)
07-09-2011: 16 teams already booked a room - put your team on the list at: practice sessions
02-09-2011: Deadline for jamboree registration, abstract submission, team roster finalization,
                  track selection and answering safety questions
01-09-2011: Jump Start Event Meeting of Minds in Science Center Delft
26-08-2011: 17 Vignettes published by the Rathenau Institute
01-08-2011: Rathenau Meeting of Minds webpage launched full of documents about society and synbio
23-07-2011: NBV (Netherlands) supports the Regional Jamboree (silver)
15-07-2011: Deadline for booking your hotel room in Amsterdam at reduced rates
                  Team project description and safety proposal due
04-07-2011: Look where the Europe & Africa iGEM teams come from: Team map
29-06-2011: Kick Off Meeting of Minds in NEMO Amsterdam. Click here for a photo impression
09-06-2011: Center for Synthetic Biology (Netherlands) supports the Regional Jamboree (gold)
07-06-2011: Purac (Netherlands) supports the Regional Jamboree (silver)
27-05-2011: iGEM 2011 Teachers' Workshop in Carmona, Spain
25-05-2011: DSM (Netherlands) supports the Regional Jamboree (gold)
03-05-2011: NGI (Netherlands) supports the Regional Jamboree (gold)


Douwe Molenaar (VU Amsterdam, organization), Aljoscha Wahl (TU Delft, organization), Oscar Kuipers (RUG, judging)