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iGEM Europe

Jamboree Schedule


Team Boxes

Your team box will contain the following:

  • Team member badges
  • Lunch and Dinner Tickets
  • Free drinks Tickets
  • A booklet for each team member containing Jamboree Handbook, program schedule, map of the VU campus and sponsor information


You will receive a name badge as part of your team box. Please wear your badge at all times during the Jamboree. In this way you make yourself known to other participants, and badges are necessary to enter presentation rooms, as well as for access to food and the iGEM diner and party.

Team spirit

At the Jamboree you will be representing your team, university and country, so why not show off! Designing team t-shirts is always a good idea. Make sure to distinguish your team and be well visible in the iGEM group picture. Wear your team's logo, or give a nod to your team's sponsors. We also encourage you to find new ways to showcase your team spirit.

Practice presentation

At Friday, the teams are welcome to practice their presentations. There are a limited number of room’s available, sign up online on the practice sessions page to reserve your time-slot. Practice sessions will run from TBD. We cannot match the practice room with the room that you will give your presentation in on Saturday.

VU campus

All iGEM Jamboree activities take place in the main building at the VU Campus (Address: De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam).


Each team is required to present a poster at the Jamboree. The poster session takes place on Saturday, starting TBD. Each team may only put up ONE poster.
The poster should be hung up on a poster stand.


Each team has 20 minutes of presentation time, 5 minutes for questions and answers, and 5 minutes to switch with the next presenters.

Social Event

On Saturday night after the poster reception, we will be hosting the iGEM Europe Jamboree Party. More imformation will come later.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday.

iGEM Europe from above

At Sunday, we will be taking the 2012 iGEM from Above group picture!


This year iGEM is designating achievements for documentation of your project and contributions to the synthetic biology community. These achievements are signified by a bronze, silver or gold medal seal, which each team member can adhere to their participatory certificate. These designations will be based on their performance in the online judging round. Look here for the criteria.

Special Awards

Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday October 2nd. The regions hopes to award the following prizes conditional on the accomplishments presented by the teams.

  • Best Human Practices Advance (apply via judging form)
  • Best BioBrick Measurement Approach (apply via judging form)
  • Best Model (apply via judging form)
  • Best New BioBrick Part, Natural
  • Best New BioBrick Device, Engineered
  • Best Software Tool
  • Best New Standard
  • Best Wiki
  • Best Poster, Regional Level
  • Best Presentation

Each team that wins an award will receive one trophy for the team as well as award certificates for each team member. These award certificates are separate from the participation certificates. A small number of teams will be selected to advance to the World Championship at MIT. The jury in Boston will be different from the one at the regional Jamborees, so chances of winning an award will be open again for all teams!


The cities of Amsterdam have a public transportation system that is comprised of trams and subways. Information is provided here for getting around in Amsterdam.

Emergency Situation

If there is an emergency (medical emergency, fire, police, etc.) please contact VU campus emergencies numbers:

  • From a campus phone: 22222
  • From a cell phone, pay phone, or off-campus:112