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Participation in the International iGEM Competition
(dt. Teilnahme am internationalen iGEM-Wettbewerb)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar „Marburg Goes iGEM“ (1 SWS) Kurs „Marburg,
180 hours (seminar: 10 h Kurs: 50 h private study inkl. Vorbereitung and Ablegen der Prüfung: 120 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Competition entry
English and German,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Biologie.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Bölker


In seminar

Discussion of current iGEM projects, presentation of current iGEMWikis, development of contributions to ''Human Practice'', discussion of current biobricks, brainstorming and theoretical development of the iGEM project.

In the course

A collaborative project will be developed as part of the iGEM competition participation. For this purpose, novel biobricks will be produced in the laboratory and/or existing biobricks will be improved or quantitatively measured. A collaborative team poster and team wiki will be created for presentation at the Regional European Jamboree. The project will be presented at the competition through a joint presentation and evaluated by the judges. Active participation in the competition also includes dealing with the aspects of ''Human Practices''.

Qualification Goals

Participation in the iGEM competition as a team member. Development and presentation of a joint iGEM project. Production and description of biobricks. Presentation of the social and ethical aspects of the project. Creation of a team wiki and a poster. Joint presentation of the results achieved as a lecture and as a poster at the regional European Jamboree.




Module imported from B.Sc. Biologie.

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Biology.

Recommended Reading

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