Just on the day that the iGEM China ambassadors came to the Peking University, Dec 28th, 2006, we, approximately ten undergraduates and a couple of graduates of PKU,founded the iGEM PKU team. After several times of expansion, 20 students and 2 leading teachers and several other advisors are actively contributing to our team, yet formal enrollment has not been ruled out.
The two leading teachers of our team are Prof. Yiping Wang from Life Science College and Dr. Fangting Li from Center for Theoretical Biology. They will not only provide us with beneficial instructions through out the competition, but also will represent our team to attend “Teach the teachers” this June and lead us to the jamboree held in MIT this November. Besides the two teachers mentioned above, three additional advisors, Prof. Qi Ouyang from Center for Theoretical Biology as well as College of Physics, Dr. Luhua Lai from Center for Theoretical Biology and College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering as well, and Prof. Jin Xu from School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, would like to make joint efforts to help us with more constructive directions, too. Since our team is under rapid development, it is believed that a increasing number of teachers would join us in the future.
Dec. 28th 2006 iGEM-PKU was founded and the organization of team activities was primarily discussed
Jan. 14th , 2007 the first team journal club was held
In order to improve the performance of iGEM-PKU both systematically and sustainingly, the team has applied to the university for the foundation of “iGEM society”.
We have already gone through the first two checkups and are now preparing for the final examination diligently. If we succeed, all team routines will be proceeding under the name of PKU-iGEM, offering convenience for the advancement of our competition and further propagandization of synthetic biology in Peking University.
In the past 5 weeks, our weekly journal has been focusing on the discussion of project ideas. We have proposed 6 projects and many more are being prepared. The full list of proposed ideas can be visited at our Wiki: http://wiki.igempku.cn/index.php/Project_ideas . This part of the wiki is under extensive development and is updated on a daily basis.
Our wiki is at http://wiki.igempku.cn . You can get a great deal of information involving basic team background and latest news for our activities. We contact with each other through Google Talk: firstname.lastname@example.org, we also have a website for this e-mail collection: http://groups.google.com/group/igem