After iGEM/Initiatives/SynBio-Association

After iGEM | SynBio Associations

Global Alliance of Regional SynBio Associations


Upcoming Event!

In a combined effort from members of the Open Science and Accessibility Steering Group and the 2021 iGEM Ambassadors, we are organizing an event that aims to bring together SynBio Associations from all over the world. Save the date for July 17th, 2021.

About the Alliance

Did you know that there are more than 45,000 iGEM Alumni across the world?

Through the competition, iGEMers learn and apply core values: integrity; good sportsmanship; respect; honesty; celebration; cooperation; effort; and excellence. They also learn the importance of engaging and including the public in the scientific conversation; and the power of working together to solve gaps in the bio-economy. Many iGEMers take these learnings and values to continue making an impact in their local communities, through regional associations and other informal organizations.

The Global Alliance wants to recognize the contribution of these communities to society and to the advancement of synthetic biology.

Take a look at the list of organizations supported by iGEM Alumni gathered by the initiative so far! Feel inspired? Why not join one?

Contact the iGEM Global Alliance of Regional SynBio Associations at

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Learn more

Do you want to hear more about these organizations and get some tips to create to create your own? Check out the Alliance interview report!

Contact us

There are many more associations and networks out there, and the Global Alliance would like to hear about them! So if:

- You know an organization or network that is not on the list and would like to include it.

- You are a representative for a SynBio related organization and would like to collaborate with us.

- You would like to start your own organization and would like to get our support.

Please contact the Initiative at