IGEM1001: Fun-tastic Adventure with iGEM - When Engineering meets Biotechnolgy
HKU iGEM Member Recruitment Workshop

Date: February 2, 2024 (Friday) 

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Makerspace A, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, HKU

About HKU iGEM
HKU iGEM team is a team of undergraduate students from different fields, aiming at building safe and sustainable projects that serve the public interest. We participate in the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition. We have chosen immunotherapy as our topic this year, tackling the obstacle of treating solid tumour with new approaches. Over years, HKU IGEM team have won multiple awards, welcoming students from different cohort, establish platforms of synthetic biology accessible for all students.
Workshop Details
Innovation Academy is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for all HKU students to join us for a fun-tastic adventure with HKU iGEM. The interesting hands-on bioinformatics activities will definitely provide you with a comprehensive understanding of iGEM and its gold-medal ideas. You will learn how they generate and translate their ideas into reality, as well as their future project planning. You are welcome to join their AI and algorithm project development too. Come and join this fun and engaging activity with iGEM.

Date: February 2, 2024 (Friday)

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Makerspace A, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One

Class size: 20

Eligibility: All HKU students are welcome to join.

Limited quotas are offered on first-come-first-served basis. No prior knowledge is required.

Time Activity
1:30pm - 1:45pm
Mini Talk: Biology as a toolset/Intro to CAR-MA
1:45pm - 2:00pm
Mini Talk: AI and Biology
2:00pm - 3:10pm
Participants will be divided into two groups:
1. Hands-on Experiment: Gel electrophoresis (35 mins)
2. Bioinformatics Activity: Construction of the Tree of Life (35 mins)
3:10pm - 4:15pm
Mini Pitching Competition
4:15pm - 4:30pm
iGEM Member Recruitment Session