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First Team Meeting Agenda

Link to First Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 14/15 December, 2008 (or some other time???)

Meeting Location: Bio21 Level 1 Conference Room, Meeting Outside at specified time.

Meeting Logistics: need to provide snacks, water (Jan look into this)

(purely suggestive... change at your will)

Current Time ~ 2.5 hours

Meeting Primer

  • minutes taker
  • time keeper


  • (30min)Team Roundtable: names, personal history, favourite sport/music/film/book etc.
  • (15min)Perspectives on iGEM - what do we aim for? the moon? what are the prizes/medals


  • (5min)Bio21 Access Cards - need to fill in paper work
  • (10min)OpenWetWare Accounts - every to apply, can't edit the wiki without it
  • (5min)Contact Details - fill in on the wiki ... then
  • (5min)iGEM packs ... suggested
    • iGEM rules
    • iGEM Kit ... biobricks
    • standard assembly
    • biology/lab primer: cloning, transformation, culture, miniprep, digest, ligate, pcr, sequence, mutagen etc.
    • engineering/modelling primer
    • wiki primer

Team Dyanmics

  • [Effective Team Dynamics] - have a read ... some good stuff if you wish to use it...
  • (30min)OGSM framework - objectives / goals / strategies / measurements : up to you if you want to use it...
    • objectives - make finals/win biobrick/
    • goals - solve a specific medical/environmental/energy problem / 1000 submitted / extensive modelling
    • strategies -
      • brainstorm, research, plan, work, pray, go to jamboreee!!!
    • measurements -
      • 1/3 month review ... measure progress
      • how is the wiki being maintained...
      • is the lab work productive/ is the work load spread out
      • create a time line ... of what you hope to achieve when ... give yourself deadlines [very rough at first], and review when you come to them ...
  • (5min)team procedures - minutes, agenda, wiki, accountability
  • (5min)team rules - meeting attendance, communication,meeting snacks


  • (10min)
  • not defined at start, but define as you go along?
  • chief wiki maintainer
  • rotate responsibility for agenda/minutes
  • circular accountability???


  • (15min)suggestions
    • individual - go away and research on your own, come back with suggestions in Jan
    • buddy - team up with one other person and work together
    • whole team - coordinated creativity on wiki