Team:Queens Canada/Intro/Hiring


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What is QGEM?


How to Apply

Paid Positions
SWEP Posting

Volunteer Positions
For prospective volunteers, the same application procedure will be used as for paid positions.

Important Deadlines

January 20, 2012- Executive Applications Due
February 15, 2012- SWEP (Paid & Volunteer) Applications Due

Useful Documents

The following is a collection of documents that offer some background information on the field of synthetic biology and iGEM. These may be of interest to you if you are curious about iGEM or synthetic biology (explore 2011 Wiki for more information), or are considering applying to work on the QGEM team.

BioBrick Standard
The entire iGEM experience hinges on students having the ability to perform genetic modification of cells as easily and expediently as possible. To make this possible, the BioBrick Standard system was devised by the founders of iGEM, and all teams adhere to this system. This document outlines the system and how it works.

iGEM '11 Project List (World Championship)
Included in each project listed is the project title, the institution or university that the team worked at, the division of iGEM that the project was entered in and the project's abstract. If you find any projects of particular interest, you can use this information to find the team's wiki (a page created by the team, which describes their project in considerable detail) on

QGEM PowerPoint
This is the powerpoint presentation that was given at the information session last year. The powerpoint itself may not make a ton of sense if you missed the session, but in any case, there are some helpful links at the end. Ignore the indicated team leadership, as it has changed.

Hired Team Education
This is the Powerpoint presentation that was given at the first training session (Mar 9-10, 2010). Contains a brief summary of Replication, Transcription, and Translation, as well as basic information on lab thinking, the IGEM competition, and IGEM judging criteria. Four past projects are discussed

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to find out more information, please don't hesitate to contact or one of the 2012 Hiring Coordinators:

Kristina Collavino
Allister Smith