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International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)

iGEM Team members at the IGB

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is dedicated to education, advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of open community and collaboration. The IGB hosts an undergraduate team composed of students from a variety of colleges who conduct important synthetic biology research that has the potential to revolutionize the biotechnology industry. Since 2008, more than 50 undergrads have competed in the annual regional and international jamborees and have earned medals most years. Projects have included a bacterial filing cabinet, a bacterial decoder, a model-guided cellular engineering web program, and a medical biosensor.