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Join us to #DesignWithBiology!




Learn more about iGEM Design League

WHAT IS iGEM DESIGN LEAGUE?


We are a competition enabling Latin American students to #DesignWithBiology.

Proposing solutions through a synthetic biology framework.


WHAT DO WE DO?

Our integrated approach is focused on:


Kickstarting your journey

We provide iGEM Academy, a platform streaming a world-class educational experience from the leading minds of synthetic biology.

Learn more now.


Designing with biology

Our approach encourages you to prototype biology from your computer. We partner with companies* to provide cutting-edge digital tools to you.


*Interested in partnering with us? Send an email to design@igem.org

Solving local problems

iGEM Design League students design solutions to a local problem engineering biology.

See the results from the 2021 season.

WHO WE ARE?

You can be the next.

In 2021, 480 Latinos and Latinas embraced the challenge.
We are 25 teams from 8 countries designing with biology.

Our teams are composed of high school and undergrad students from Latin American countries mentored by at least one school faculty member. We encourage team building by diversity and multidisciplinary backgrounds. Our registration fee is $1,500USD* for up to 15 students per team.

* See this page for special conditions

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?


  • Assemble and register your team!

  • Learn and engage with the synthetic biology ecosystem through our iGEM Academy program

  • Meet, collaborate, and have fun with other teams and the iGEM Community

  • Design a project to solve a local problem and accelerate the Latin American Synthetic Biology Ecosystem

  • Compete for medals, special prizes, and the opportunity to take your design to the next level


WHY DESIGN?

We believe biology is designable.



Our competition focuses on the design step of the engineering approach for biology. Design can enable you to create solutions harnessing the power of digital tools. Our approach integrates design to solve local problems in a creative and innovative framework.

MEET THE WINNERS FROM 2021

We are building a better future now.

Can we reduce food waste? Can we stop climate change and preserve biodiversity? Can we better track diseases and live healthier? In 2021, iGEM Design League teams addressed these and many other questions.

Take a look at the the 6 finalists projects:


OUR PRIZES

iGEM Design League awards teams with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals according to their performance, Track Awards to recognize excellence in each track, and several Special Prizes to honor the most unique contributions to iGEM Design League. Also, Three finalists are selected to compete to be the iGEM Design League Grand Prize Winner.

Meet the world's best cell programming platform.

Ginkgo Bioworks, iGEM Design League partner, support the top 3 teams to take their designs to the build & test phase. In 2022, the winners of iGEM Design League 2021 will receive DNA synthesis, a trip to Boston, and mentorship from the experts at Ginkgo Bioworks.

WHY LATIN AMERICA?

We are proud to be Latino.

Latin America is the world's most biodiverse region. In iGEM, Latin American teams have demonstrated creativity, resilience, and energy to change the world with biology. We introduce more Latinos and Latinas to the Synthetic Biology Ecosystem. We believe Latin America can be the next leader in biotechnology. You can make it happen with us.

SPONSORS

Meet our partners from 2021