After iGEM

International Genetically Engineered Machine

You have participated in iGEM... but what happens beyond the competition?

The After iGEM Program is for everyone who has gone through the iGEM Competition since its inception in 2004. Over 40,000 iGEMers -- students and instructors -- have participated in the program over the past 16 years. After iGEM is a way to continue to make an impact on the world. You are the leaders of the field -- and we want to help you succeed.

Now Accepting Journal Submissions for iGEM Special Issue

iGEMers from iGEM 2019 and 2020 teams are invited to submit articles to the Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology Journal for this iGEM Special Issue.

Submissions are due June 30, 2021


After iGEM Initiatives

There are many initiatives and programs within After iGEM that present unique opportunities just for iGEMers. Click below to learn about each initiative.

Ambassador Program

An annual application-based program to for those who want to spend 3-6 months working behind the scenes to officially represent iGEM in your region. iGEM provides travel support, materials, and infrastructure. Learn more

Delegate Program

An opportunity for iGEMers to attend key international meetings and be part of the global conversation on synthetic biology. Learn more

Representative Program

For those who want to shout out about iGEM. iGEM Representatives are individuals who embody the spirit of iGEM and who want to serve as official representatives of iGEM in their region. Learn more

Mentorship Program

Share your knowledge and advise new iGEM teams on how to navigate the competition. Learn more

The iGEM Digest

An online periodical publication to share the stories of the community. Keep up to date on what is going on with your fellow iGEMers. Learn more

The iGEM Network

The iGEM Network is an online platform where community members can maintain an online presence and connect with others who have gone through this shared experience. Learn more

Women in STEM 2020 Interview Series

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iGEMers of the World Podcast

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Entrepreneurship Program

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After iGEM Committees

After iGEM Committees are specialized teams of iGEMers who are passionate about the values of the iGEM and possess skills to be a part of dedicated After iGEM projects. Members contribute towards the development and implementation of committee goals, along with exploring other avenues the committee can contribute to.

Learn more about the After iGEM Committees:

After iGEM Coordinators

Cibele Zolnier

After iGEM Coordinator
cibele AT igem DOT org
Based in: Brazil, Latin America

Nemira Zilinskaite

After iGEM Coordinator
nemira AT igem DOT org
Based in: UK, Europe

Varsha Jaisimha

After iGEM Coordinator
varsha AT igem DOT org
Based in: India, Asia

Carolina Elizondo

Ambassador Program Coordinator
carolina AT igem DOT org
Based in: Germany, Europe

Dorothy Zhang

Director of Community Engagement at iGEM HQ
dorothyzhang AT igem DOT org
Based in: France, Europe

Hassnain Q. Bokhari

Director of After iGEM Communications
hassnain AT igem DOT org
Based in: Pakistan, Asia

Meagan Lizarazo

Director, After iGEM
Executive Vice President, iGEM Foundation

meagan AT igem DOT org

After iGEM Advisors

Nemanja Stijepovic

Director of Technology at iGEM HQ
nemanja AT igem DOT org
Based in: Montenegro, Europe

Ronit Langer

After iGEM Advisor
ronit AT igem DOT org
Based in: USA, North America

Guilherme E. Kundlatsch

After iGEM Advisor
guilherme AT igem DOT org
Based in: Brazil, Latin America

Ricardo Camilo Chavez

After iGEM Advisor
ricardo AT igem DOT org
Based in: Mexico, Latin America