Build a Better World with iGEM
The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition.
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The Premiere International Synthetic Biology Competition
The iGEM Competition is an annual, world wide synthetic biology event that gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. Registration for the 2021 Competition is open from March-May, 2021. Register a team now!
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Team Registration is NOW OPEN: Visit the 2021 iGEM Competition Website →
World Class Biosafety and Biosecurity
iGEM is unique in our comprehensive and thorough approach to synthetic biology. With our world class safety and security program, we lead the field by fostering an environment of mindful and responsible work.
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iGEM's Entrepreneurship Program (EPIC) supports the development of iGEMs entrepreneurial community through a range of activities globally including the Venture Creation Labs, Mentorship Program, Fast Track Program and the Annual Startup Showcase. EPIC's next event "Venture Creation Labs" begins April 12! Click below to learn more!
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Connected Worldwide Community
The After iGEM Program connects everyone who has gone through the iGEM Competition since its inception in 2004. 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.
iGEMers from iGEM 2019 and 2020 teams are currently invited to submit articles for an iGEM Special Issue Journal.
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Looking for mentorship opportunities?
April 8, 2021
Need mentorship for your new iGEM team? We are now taking applications for the 2021 After iGEM Mentorship Program! Apply to be a mentor or to receive mentorship by April 16!
Does your team need a mentor?
This program is a good fit for teams who would like to better understand the iGEM Competition through an experienced iGEM Mentor. Covering the basics from competition deliverables to important deadlines, while also adding the mentor’s own tips and professional experience to the mix.
Do you want to be a mentor?
Mentors are iGEMers with previous experience in the iGEM Competition, so they understand the structure and requirements of the competition. They will help their teams navigate the competition, and support their teams while they progress through notable dates and work towards deadlines.
- Upcoming Event: Venture Creation Lab. Register by April 2!
March 25, 2021
- Help us launch a new synthetic biology Q&A site at StackExchange!
March 18, 2021
- iGEM Competition Registration is NOW OPEN!
March 17, 2021
- Have a SynBio idea you want to bring to market?
March 11, 2021
- Get ready for iGEM 2021!
March 1, 2021
- iGEM 2020 Certificates Update
February 22, 2021
- Now Accepting Journal Submissions for iGEM Special Issue of Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology
February 10, 2021
Black Lives Matter
If you have something you want to discuss with iGEM HQ relating to racism, diversity, or inclusion in iGEM, or you have an idea that you would like us to explore, we welcome you to please submit your thoughts through this anonymous feedback form.
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