Previous iGEM Competitions

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Synthetic Biology

based on standard parts
iGEM 2015
The iGEM 2015 competition season is in progress! Visit 2015.igem.org for more information.

iGEM began in January 2003 with a month-long course during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) where students designed biological systems to make cells blink. This university design course then grew to a summer competition with 5 teams in 2004. 10 years later, we’ve grown to 245 teams from over 32 countries.

iGEM 2014 Collegiate Division


  • Number of Regions: 4
  • Number of teams: 245

iGEM 2013 Collegiate Division


  • Number of Regions: 4
  • Number of teams: 215
  • Number of parts submitted: 1708

ANNUAL REVIEW

iGEM 2012 Collegiate Division


  • Number of Regions: 5
  • Number of teams: 190
  • Number of parts submitted: 1708

iGEM 2011

  • Number of teams: 165
  • Number of parts submitted: 1355
  • Number of Regions: 3

iGEM 2010

  • Number of teams: 128
  • Number of parts submitted: 1863

iGEM 2009

  • Number of teams: 113
  • Number of parts submitted: 1348

iGEM 2008

  • Number of teams: 88
  • Number of parts submitted: 1387

iGEM 2007

  • Number of teams: 54
  • Number of parts submitted: ~800

iGEM 2006

  • Number of teams: 32
  • Number of parts submitted: ~724

iGEM 2005

  • Number of teams: 13
  • Number of parts submitted: ~125

iGEM 2004

  • Number of teams: 5
  • Number of parts submitted: ~50

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