My 2021 iGEM experience

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iGEM 1.0

Observations

Question

Hypothesis

Experiments

Results and analysis

+Personal learnings

  1. Don’t try to recruit people for the sake of doing so. Getting the initial team right can make a difference
  2. Know your school and the time frame needed for certain asks
  3. As a leader, be ahead and prepare. Before meetings, before making collective decisions

iGEM 1.1

Observations

Question

Hypothesis

Experiments

Sneak-peak of our Notion hub
We went kinda crazy 🙈
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Results and analysis

+Personal learnings

  1. Although it’s obvious, don’t do a project for the sake of it. Find something you’re really excited about and inspire people with similar values to join you
  2. As a leader: make decisions faster, delegate specific tasks and roles fearlessly, get the right people
  3. As a team member: lose the fear to communicate. Say what doesn’t make sense to you at the moment. Later is too late.
  4. If you mistakenly recruit the wrong people, never give them more attention than those who are contributing to the team
  5. Hard work for the sake of it is stupid. Being efficient is having clarity in your goals and doing only what it takes to meet them. Exceeding your expectations should be either fun or coincidental
  6. Beyond a team, these guys were also your friends. Find more time to just be friends

+Shoutouts

Thank you guys ❤

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