Come be a part of Atlanta's first ever community iGEM team! The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is an annual event hosted by MIT that aims to foster innovation in synthetic biology. Teams compete to develop useful synthetic biological systems and contribute to a growing collection of biological parts. Typically, teams are made up of undergraduate students and high schoolers, however, recently more community teams have been competing. More information can be found at igem.org.
This meetup is to determine the feasibility of establishing an Atlanta community iGEM team. If conducting your own research and genetically modifying microorganisms to do new and useful things sounds exciting, then this is for you. We're looking for individuals with and without experience. All you need is an interest and willingness to learn.
We'll meet at Decatur Makers and talk about the facets of iGEM, what it would take to get a team together, and what team members can expect over the next year. If you can't make it to the meetup but are still interested, send us a message at info[at]decaturmakers.org and we'll be sure to follow up with you.
This meetup is free and open to the public.