IGEM:Imperial/2010/Judging Criteria

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Judging Criteria

Have a look at this link!

Here are the criteria that we need to fulfill to get a Gold Medal (They are all taken from the link above):

1. Register the team, have a great summer and have fun attending the Jamboree. X X
2. Successfully complete and submit a Project Summary form.
3. Create and share a Description of the team's project via the iGEM wiki. X X
4. Present a Poster and Talk at the iGEM Jamboree.

Things that need to be done:

  • Design a poster (contact people from RCA).
  • Make the Powerpoint slides.
  • Make a logo.
  • Design T-Shirts.
5. Enter information detailing at least one new standard BioBrick Part or Device in the Registry of Parts:

a. Entered information for each new part or device should at least include primary nucleic acid sequence, description of function, authorship, any relevant safety notes, and an acknowledgement of sources and references. Consider BBa_J45004 as one example (be sure to check Main, Design Page, and Experiences sub-pages for this part).

b. Teams are currently expected to design and contribute standard biological parts that conform to the accepted BioBrick standards for physical assembly. Non-BioBrick parts will not be recognized by iGEM 2010 judges unless they have specific approval. The two specific BioBrick physical assembly schemes that the judges will recognize by default are (i) Tom Knight's original assembly standard and (ii) Ira Phillips fusion assembly standard.

c. Any new Devices that are based on gene expression are expected to conform to the PoPS device boundary standard. See chapter 3 of the book, Adventures in Synthetic Biology, for more information about common signal carriers and PoPS.

6. Submit DNA for at least one new BioBrick Part or Device to the Registry of Parts.

a. The submitted DNA must be associated with a Part or Device for which you have entered information describing the part or device, and must conform to the BioBrick standards for Parts or Devices (see above).

7. Demonstrate that at least one new BioBrick Part or Device of your own design and construction works as expected.
8. Characterize the operation of at least one new BioBrick Part or Device and enter this information on the Parts or Device page via the Registry of Parts (see BBa_F2620 for an example).
9. Characterize or improve an existing BioBrick Part or Device and enter this information back on the Registry.

Parts that we are using from the Registry (hence, possible candidates for characterization):

  • ...
10. Help another iGEM team by, for example, characterizing a part, debugging a construct, or modeling or simulating their system.

Possible teams we could collaborate with:

Ask the advisors on Thursday about collaborating with other teams.
11. Develop and document a new technical standard that supports the (i) design of BioBrick Parts or Devices, or (ii) construction of BioBrick Parts or Devices, or (iii) characterization of BioBrick Parts or Devices, or (iv) analysis, modeling, and simulation of BioBrick Parts or Devices, or (v) sharing BioBrick Parts or Devices, either via physical DNA or as information via the internet.
12. Outline and detail a new approach to an issue of Human Practice in synthetic biology as it relates to your project, such as safety, security, ethics, or ownership, sharing, and innovation.

We should definitely integrate the discussion from the Ethics panel.

Harriet has started working on Ethics.