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. Late registration ends in . Register a team now!
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Team Registration is NOW OPEN: Visit the 2021 iGEM Competition Website →
What would you #DesignWithBiology?
iGEM's new Design League is a new iGEM competition designed to kickstart your journey in synthetic biology. Design League registration is now open!
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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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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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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. Click below to learn more!
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New Opportunity: iGEM Safety & Security Fellow. Apply by May 14
April 29, 2021
New opportunity for early-career iGEM alumni interested in biosafety, biosecurity and responsible science. This is a remote, paid position, for 2-3 months with a flexible start date between June and September. The first round of applications are due May 14:
- Design League Registration Now Open - Register by June 15
May 3, 2021
- Late Registration for iGEM Competition open until May 28
May 1, 2021
- Get Ready for the 2021 Opening Weekend Festival! May 15-16
April 28, 2021
- IDT is offering FREE gene fragments to 2021 iGEM Competition teams!
April 27, 2021
- Apply now to be an iGEM Judge!
April 19, 2021
- Introducing the Global Alliance of Regional SynBio Associations
April 14, 2021
- Looking for mentorship opportunities?
April 8, 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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