This is it Zocers; the genetics project is here! Your chance to get ahead of the competition and stand out!
STEP 1: The first thing you’re going to have to do is create your groups of 3-5 members. You can click here to visit a forum to help you do just that. You can create a topic letting everyone know that you’re looking for a group or that your group is looking for additional members. Alternatively, you can scroll through the topics to find people looking for groups then try talking to them. This is a great way to meet new people for your teams!
STEP 2: Once you’ve decided on the members for your team you need to set up a HotZoc group for your team. The best way for you to do that is to join HotZoc’s Slack team! Slack is a service that allows you to keep in constant communication with your team through instant messaging as well as making it quick and easy to exchange files. Every aspect of your project can be kept in your teams own private channel rendering email completely obsolete! Slack isn’t the only the best way to organise your project, it’s also fun! Slack gives you full access to giphy’s library, allows you to give and take points from your friends with PlusPlus and lets you meet HotBoy and HotGirl; our resident bots who are here to talk about whatever you want and learn more about you the more you talk to them. To join HotZoc’s Slack simply enter the password H0tZ0cSlack here.
STEP 3: Next you’re going to have to register for the project here. Every member of your team will have to register separately.
STEP 4: We’ve designed a quiz to ensure that every member of each team has the knowledge necessary to contribute to the project which can be found here. Every member will have to pass the quiz with full marks before they can proceed, but don’t worry, you’ll have as many attempts as you need to ensure you’re ready for what’s ahead.
STEP 5: The next step is designing your GMO. We’ve put together a simple step by step guide which teaches you about the genetic parts at your disposal and helps you to put them together in the gene designer software to create design your team’s organism. Click here to download the gene designer and see which genetic parts you can use.
STEP 6: Finally, you’ll work as a team to write your paper. The paper will consist of the work you’ve done towards making your GMO and, most importantly, your teams ideas and suggestions for how your GMO could be used in a med/ vet med context. Once your team has finished their paper you can send it to us for marking and we’ll make sure to let the medical schools know how you’ve done. You can find the template for your paper here.
What are you waiting for? Start the genetics project now and leave your competition in the dust!