Teach the Teachers EU

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This is the page for the Teach the Teachers EU to take place on June 12, 2006. Click here for the Teach the Teachers North America page that took place on May 6, 2006.



There is no charge to register and it only takes a few seconds. There's lots of room, so bring other members of your team if you like.

Arrow.jpgREGISTER here!

Teach the Teachers 2006 Seminars

There are two Teachers Workshops taking place in 2006. The first took place on May 6, 2006 at MIT and the second will take place on June 12, 2006 at Imperial College.

New instructors who did not attend the May 6th workshop at MIT are required to attend. 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.

EU TTT Workshop

  • Date: June 12, 2006
  • Location: Imperial College <see map below>
  • Room: First floor lecture theatre, Tanaka Business School.
  • Registration Page

Pre-register your Laptop

We will need to pre-register your laptop so that you will have wifi access during the workshop.

Please could you email the following required details to igem.imperial@googlemail.com by Wednesday 7 June 2006 so that we can register your laptop before the workshop:

1.First Name
2.Last Name
4.Email Add
5.Mac Address^
6.Operating system of your laptop e.g. Windows XP, MAC, etc
7.Do you have the current anti-virus software on your laptop? Yes/No.
8.Do you have the latest security patches installed? Yes/No.

^To find the MAC address for your laptop
For Windows

  • In the DOS command prompt, type ipconfig /all (This will display a list of addresses)
  • Under the “Description:” the wireless card your laptop is using, note the physical address. E.g. 00-0E-C6-11-C0-6Z (This is the MAC address required for wifi access)
  • If you do not have a wireless card, you can provide the physical address for your Ethernet card.


  • Go to Systems Preferences -> Network
  • Double Click on Airport, and your Wifi MAC address is the Airport ID.
  • In case you don't have Airport ID, select Built-in Ethernet and then go to the Ethernet Tab. Use the Ethernet ID shown as your MAC address

Note: The AC power uses UK socket. Please bring your own adaptor if necessary.

Welcoming Dinner, Sunday 11th June, 7pm / Register for the Dinner !!!

  • Date:7pm. June 11, 2006
  • Location: Abbaye restaurant, 102 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3RD (see map)
  • Please register to igem.imperial@googlemail.com and specify your choice from the MENU

Imperial College Maps
South Kensington area Campus map
EU TTT map Campus map

Directions to Imperial College, South Kensington Campus

Tanaka Business School
First floor lecture theatre
Imperial College London
Exhibition road
London SW7 2AZ

From Heathrow airport

Take the Underground train (Piccadilly Line) to South Kensington station (50 minutes travelling time).

From Gatwick airport

Take a British Rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground train (Circle or District Line; westbound) to South Kensington.

Both airports are some distance from central London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if you have to do so, establish the cost before you get in.

On foot

From South Kensington station, the campus is only five minutes' walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road. The College is next to the Science Museum.

By bus

Route no. To/From Alight at
9 Aldwych - Hammersmith Broadway Royal Albert Hall
10 Kings Cross Stn - Hammersmith Broadway Royal Albert Hall
52 Victoria Bus Stn - Willesden Bus Garage Royal Albert Hall

360 Elephant and Castle Stn - Prince Consort Rd Prince Consort Rd

14 Tottenham Court Road - Putney Heath South Kensington Stn
49 Battersea Rise - Shepherd's Bush Grn South Kensington Stn
70 Acton - South Kensington Stn South Kensington Stn
74 Baker Street Stn - Putney South Kensington Stn
345 Peckham Bus Stn - South Kensington Stn South Kensington Stn
414 Maida Vale - Putney Bridge South Kensington Stn
C1 Victoria Stn - Phillimore Gardens (W8) South Kensington Stn

By car

Car parking at the South Kensington campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. After 6pm, at weekends and during vacations the car park is open to the paying public. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.


Coming Soon

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 ETH Team Presentation ETH Ambassadors
5:00 PM 0:30 Questions and Discussion - iGEM 2007 All
5:30 PM End of Session
6:30 PM Dinner (optional)
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