iGEM: The synthetic biology competition

The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) Foundation is dedicated to synthetic biology and the development of an open community for collaboration between young researchers.

A key aspect of iGEM is the annual competition, where teams of young researchers can present their work in the field of synthetic biology. As part of the competition the teams develop projects based on genetic ‘building blocks’. These building blocks, which consist of genetic sequences originating largely from previous competitions, can be combined by the competitors like Lego bricks to create new components. General information on iGEM and the values of the iGEM foundation can be found here.

We want to take part in 2017!

The competition takes place once a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, and attracts young motivated researchers with innovative ideas from all over the world. In September 2017, we want to participate with our idea of spotting T. solium infections using synthetic biology methods. You can support us!