2019 iGEM Toronto Application
Thank you for your interest in applying to be a part of iGEM’s undergraduate research team. Please read this application carefully. Each year, iGEM Toronto's members design and execute a self-directed synthetic biology project with the intent to build an ingenious, useful and genetically engineered organism. After a summer of hard work, we showcase our research at the iGEM Jamboree, an international competition in Boston which features top universities from around the world.

Find out more about:
- iGEM Toronto at https://igemtoronto.ca
- our last project at https://2018.igem.org/Team:Toronto
- the iGEM competition at https://igem.org/Main_Page.

For this year’s competition, we are looking to gather a dedicated group of students from various backgrounds and with different skill sets to win another medal at the 2019 Jamboree. The most important things we are looking for are dedication, enthusiasm, and passion for science and research.

The research team will run from February 2019 - November 4, 2019 (including the SUMMER MONTHS; please ensure summer availability!)

The research is split into 3 teams:

* Wet lab *
The wet lab team is responsible for carrying out the experiments necessary to advance our project in the laboratory. This team is ideal for students who are interested in getting hands-on lab experience and designing experimental procedures. Members will undergo safety training and begin working in the lab as early as February. Most work will be completed during the months of May to August. Wet lab members are also responsible for communicating the biological portion of the project to dry lab and PnP, making their knowledge available to students with different backgrounds from themselves.

* Dry lab *
The dry lab team is responsible for carrying out the computational and mathematical design necessary to plan and advance our project. This team is ideal for students who are interested in bioinformatics, systems modeling, statistics and/or software development. Members will get together and begin planning as early as February. Most work will be completed during the months of May to August. Dry lab members are also responsible for communicating the computational/mathematical portion of the project to wet lab and PnP, making their knowledge available to students with different backgrounds than themselves.

* Policy & Practices (PnP) *
The PnP team is responsible for investigating the social, ethical and regulatory aspects of the project and for engaging the general public with the science that we are looking at. This team is ideal for students who are curious about the issues and debates surrounding research in synthetic biology and genetic engineering, and/or who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of science with the public. Members will plan events, conduct surveys and begin discussions as early as February. Most work will be completed during the months of May to August. PnP members are also responsible for making their work and analysis known to the rest of the team.

If at anytime you experience problems with this application, please message us at igem@g.skule.ca with the subject line: "iGEM Application Issues - [NAME]"

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019

First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
University Campus *
Specification for University
Year of Study *
Specification for Year of Study
Program 1. *
Program 2 (if applicable).
Program 3 (if applicable).
Do you have any ongoing or future commitment that you will have during the winter semester or during the summer? Including research programs, full-time or part-time jobs, and summer courses. *
Which team do you want to join? *
(Note: There is no limit on the number of positions that may be applied for. **SEPARATE applications must be submitted for each team.** Please fill out the form multiple times.)
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