1.OUR HP With TEAM HFUT iGEM
2.OUR LECTURE IN TUST
Tianjin University of Science and Technology is a key university in Tianjin, China, which is famous for its excellent fermentation engineering and food engineering subject. Some years ago, some professors and students of TUST decided to set up a iGEM team and participate in the iGEM competition in the future. This summer, a sophomore student and a graduate student from TUST came to Tianjin University and study the basic knowledge about iGEM and synthetic biology and help our experiments in protein modification part. They told us about the enormous difficulty they are facing in team establishing process and we shared our experience and gave several suggestions to them. Before they leaved us, they invited us to give a speech in their school after summer vacation. On September 27th, five members of our team went to Teda campus of TUST and gave a speech about how to set up a iGEM team and what could a iGEMer receive from this competition. Almost all the seats were occupied by listeners. Since the iGEM competition is almost a band new term for most students in TUST, many of them showed great interests and talk with us enthusiastically. We gave them a plenty of suggestions according to the experience of our project, and offered encouragement to the students there. We continued our communication online by using a popular Chinese social network Wechat. They will recruit members this semester and decided to register a team next year.
We team Tianjin contacted Team Pasteur, Team Pittsburgh, Team Valencia UPV, Team Virginia and Team NTU about the collaboration in July. Then we established and led a survey union with the support of them. We asked each team submit two or three questions about their own project and one question about synthetic biology or iGEM, and integrated the questions to the final version questionnaire.
Then, we posted it on twitter and facebook, many iGEMers participated in it and many iGEM teams reposted it on their homepage. We are very delighted to see their enthusiasm which encourages us a lot!
4.COMMUNICATION WITH PKU
Six representatives of Tianjin University iGEM 2016 Team arrived Peiking University on a rainy afternoon of 19th August and had a long lovely dicussion meeting with three other teams, Beijing Institute of Technology(Team BIT-China),University of Chinese Academy of Science(Team UCAS) and the ebullient host, Peiking University iGEM team.
On the very beginning of the meeting, each team leader gave a brief introduction on their projects. And team Tianjin's project attracted great interests in the environment problem of PET-degradation. After each team's presentation, we started to share our new ideas and problems we crossed with during the experiment, which was a very helpful and encouraging session where we help each other fix the experimental problems.
In a nutshell, this short trip to Beijing is a win-win collaboration.
5.OUR HP WITH TEAM NKU iGEM
On the day we visited professor Cunjiang Song, we conduct a human practice with team Nankai iGEM.
We visited team Nankai’s laboratory in Nankai university. They introduced to us about the general situation of them. We discussed with their members about project affairs about life in the laboratory. We took a photo together finally.
We are delighted to communicate with members of NKU iGEM. We hope that our rapport and friendship would last forever!
6.OUR HP WITH TEAM NJU iGEM
7.OUR COLLABORATION WITH Jilin_China
In the process of designing the site-directed mutation, we communicate with Team Jilin_China about our problem. They offered us a software Discovery Studio 3.5, which can speculate the rough 3D structure of a protein molecule according to its amino acid sequence. This software gave us a reference about which site should be mutated without the exact 3D structure.