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Teach the Teachers 2006 Seminars

We are planning two Teachers Workshops in 2006, one in North America and one in Europe.

New instructors are required to attend one of the workshops. Experienced instructors -- ie. those that have participated in iGEM in previous years -- are also encouraged to attend. The workshop will describe the philosophical foundations of the iGEM program, describe the requirements and expectations for participation in 2006, and introduce the resources available to the participating teams. The workshop also provides an opportunity to meet the iGEM organizers, tour the laboratory operations that support the competition, socialize with other iGEM team leaders, and gather information and materials for a successful year.

North American TTT Workshop

  • Date: May 6, 2006
  • Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar Street <see map below>
  • Room: 32-155 (ground floor, near cafeteria area)
  • Registration Page

Directions to MIT from Logan Airport

By taxi - Taxi fare from the airport is about $20-$25. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.

By subway - From any terminal at Logan airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway (inbound toward Alewife) and exit Kendall/MIT to go to the Stata Center. If heading to the Hotel at MIT, continue on one more station to Central. Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $1.25. Click here for maps and information about the Boston subway system.

By car - Leaving the airport, follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Enter the tunnel and stay in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, continue to stay in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the signs for Back Bay/Cambridge (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for Storrow Drive Westbound. After you pass under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take the exit for 2A North. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). MIT's main entrance is 77 Massachusetts Avenue, and it will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights.


  • The Hotel@MIT (20 Sidney St, Cambridge,(617) 577-0200) is excellent and close to campus (see map below). Request the MIT guest rate.
  • Alternatively, the Boston Marriott Cambridge (2 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge, (617) 494-6600) is a good choice.
  • Or check out a comprehensive list of temporary housing here.

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Proposed Agenda

Time Duration Session Speakers
8:30 AM 0:30 Coffee and Rolls
9:00 AM 0:15 Introduction Randy
9:15 AM 1:00 Foundations of Synthetic Biology (PDF copy of slides) Drew Endy
10:15 AM 0:30 iGEM 2006 Organization, Registration, Jamboree, Rules, Judging, Prizes, Posters Randy
10:45 AM 0:30 Break
11:15 AM 1:00 iGEM 2006 Participants and Ambassadors Schools, Ambassadors
12:15 PM 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:15 PM 0:45 iGEM Resources and Expectations: Wiki, Registry (Info and DNA), OWW, Randy, Jason
2:00 PM 0:30 Registering your team and updating the wiki Schools
2:30 PM 0:30 Break
3:00 PM 0:30 Parts and the Registry Randy
3:30 PM 0:45 Make your first parts Schools
4:15 PM 0:45 Yeast too Pam Silver
5:00 PM 0:30 Questions and Discussion - iGEM 2007 All
5:30 PM End of Session
6:30 PM Dinner (optional)

EU TTT Workshop

  • Date: TBD (proposed end of May, but maybe June...)
  • Location TBD

Information will be posted soon, but please contact Randy Rettberg if you require information immediately.

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