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VGEM Meetings (Spring 2007)

Team Meetings

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Discussion on the VGEM Text Packet
    • Identify most useful/useless articles
    • Discuss project ideas
  2. Introduction to Synthetic Biology and iGEM by George
  3. Discussion of Units 1 and 2 of VGEM Text

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Discussion of Unit 3 material
  2. Discussion of further funding/ brochure design
  3. Discussion of experimental protocols (overview)
  4. Discussion of project ideas

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Discussion of Unit 4 material (attention to the first 4 articles)
  2. Discussion of summer schedule
    • When should we have our breaks?
  3. Finalization of brochure design
    • Set a date for team photograph
    • Design ideas for team logo
  4. Discussion of potential funding sources, including university grants
  5. Discussion of project ideas
    • Medical or environmental engineering problem?

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Finalize project timeline
  2. Discussion of funding
  3. Discussion of Unit 5 material in detail
  4. Discussion of project ideas

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Team photo
  2. Brief discussion of letter, brochure and budget memo content
  3. Discussion of Unit 6 material in detail as follows:
    • Emre's summary of "Biobricks"
    • Ranjan's summary of "Engineering gene circuits"
    • Amy's summary of "Programming and engineering biological networks"
    • Kevin's summary of "The device physics of cellular logic gates"
    • George's summary of "Genetic parts to program bacteria"
  4. Discussion of project ideas

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Discussion of Unit 7 material in detail as follows:
    • Amy's summary of "A synthetic oscillatory network"
    • Emre's summary of "Construction of a genetic toggle switch in E. coli"
    • Kevin's summary of "Engineering E. coli to see light"
    • Ranjan's summary of "Production of isoprenoid pharmaceuticals by engineered microbes"
  2. Composition of a detailed master list of project ideas
  3. Composition of a list of questions for Ron Weiss' talk
    • What are the main challenges that iGEM teams encounter when starting up?
    • Any project ideas?

Spring Break (if/when available)

  1. Outline of project ideas
  2. Inventory of required equipment and materials
  3. Inventory of borrowed equipment and materials
  4. Inventory of equipment and materials to be purchased, including price estimations
  5. Research iGEM 2006 projects
  6. Reading of recently published articles (PDFs to be emailed)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Finalization of project ideas
  2. Discussion of experimental protocol in detail with Brianne

Wednesday, March 21th, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Presentation of overall project development scheme - George
  2. Presentation of project design proposals (including any new, yet thoroughly researched, ideas)
  3. Construction of master list of biobricks/DNA needed for projects (based on individual's lists)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 from 8-9:50am

  • Agenda
  1. Discussion of CellDesigner & SBW
  2. Preparation of project proposals for group meeting

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 from 9-9:50am

  1. Discussion of recent papers:
    • George - Reduction and synthesis of cellular components and behavior
    • Emre - Designing biological systems
    • Ranjan - Assembling building blocks for novel functions
    • Amy - Fast, cheap and somewhat in control
    • Kevin - Use of genome-scale models for metabolic engineering
  2. Discussion of time schedule

Group Meetings

Friday, January 26th, 2007 from 3:30-4:30pm

  • Agenda
  1. Introduction of Faculty Advisors and Graduate Mentor(s)
  2. Synthetic Biology, iGEM, and the 2007 VGEM Team by George
  3. Discussion of tentative schedule
  4. Discussion of potential projects
  5. Open discussion

Friday, March 30th, 2007 from 4-5pm

  • Agenda
  1. Presentation and discussion of final project ideas

Thursday, June 7th, 2007 from 3-4pm

  • Agenda
  1. Introduction of our newest group member, Kay Christopher
  2. Presentation of progress
  3. Discussion

Lectures and Talks

Thursday, January 25th, 2007 from 11-noon

  • Brian Pfleger talk in Chemical Engineering 005

Friday, March 2, 2007 from 2-3pm

  • Ron Weiss talk in MR-5 auditorium