After iGEM

After iGEM

After iGEM is for anyone who has been part of iGEM or who wants to be engaged in iGEM related programming all around the world, or in short, After iGEM is all about iGEMers. With approximately 60,000 individuals who have gone through the iGEM Competition and more who have contributed to or participated in the efforts of iGEM, our community is growing, evolving and building up the future of the iGEM universe.

Through After iGEM, we want to invite, engage, and co-create initiatives with all of you to support our community and help it succeed. We also want to provide you opportunities and resources that will help you in your career goals and development both as an individual and a community member.

What's Happening in After iGEM

June 7, 2021

Launching "Work in Progress": Peer support network for iGEM Teams

The "Work in Progress" network will be a safe space where anyone can turn to, when they are feeling stressed, demotivated or just want to vent. It will help participants in navigating and being the authors of their own unique iGEM stories. Launching on June 13th, 2021

June 6, 2021

Watch The Women in STEM Launch Event

WiSTEM aims to represent everyone who identifies as Women in STEM and SynBio, increase awareness of the underrepresentation in Science as well as provide a platform for everyone to get inspired, network and develop.

May 31, 2021

After iGEM May Newsletter

Find out about the latest news, announcements, academic and industry job opportunities, workshops, webinars, competitions and more!

Ambassador Program

The iGEM Ambassadors represent and promote iGEM and synthetic biology in their respective regions. They are a diverse and international team of regional leaders who have experienced iGEM and now work together to promote initiatives to expand iGEM and collaborate with local stakeholders to disseminate cooperation across their community. Read the blog post. ↗

Ambassador Roles


Being an interface between the teams and iGEM HQ and voice for their regional iGEM communities


Recruit potential teams and identify barriers to entry


Connect to iGEM alumni and help improve After iGEM's programming

iGEM Networks

The iGEM Networks are dedicated to connecting individuals, building communities, sharing resources and developing initiatives geared towards specialized areas related to synthetic biology. Each one of the 6 networks is led by a dedicated Steering Group.

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Core Team

Reach out to us at 2021-after [AT] igem [DOT] org.

Dorothy Zhang
Director of Community Engagement - iGEM
Paris, France
Hassnain Qasim Bokhari
Director of Communications - After iGEM
Islamabad, Pakistan

Cibele Zolnier
After iGEM Coordinator
Curitiba, Brazil
Nemira Zilinskaite
After iGEM Coordinator
Cambridge, UK
Varsha Jaisimha
After iGEM Coordinator
Pune, India
Carolina Elizondo
Global Ambassador Program Coordinator
Heidelberg, Germany