The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is the world's biggest synthetic biology competition originally hosted at MIT in Boston, USA. More than 40 countries have been represented by over 300 teams, showing the growing popularity of iGEM. In 2015, the Stockholm team was founded. From then on, iGEM Stockholm has a stunning track record of three gold medals and numerous awards. Our journey will start in Stockholm where we will be working on our research project as well as spreading the word of how synthetic biology can impact the world. Finally, we will be travelling to Boston in October to present our project in front of a big scientific community.
We are an organization of talented and passionate students coming from 11 international backgrounds and 3 different universities. With this diversity, we work together in order to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems by using synthetic biology. Moreover, we aim to connect this promising field with society, sparking people’s interest in science.
Synthetic biology creates solutions using biology from an engineering point of view. iGEM goes beyond the lab, incorporating the social and environmental contexts.
Many high profile companies share our vision and are already investing in this market, e.g. Google, MathWorks and the Open Philanthropy Project.
We are currently doing most of the scientific work required to create our final product. At the same time, we are investigating societal and scientific problems that can be solved with smart applications of synthetic biology. The official project wiki is also going to be released in a few weeks, stay tuned!
We'd be more than happy to talk to you, whether you are are looking to collaborate with us or just wanting to chat about synthetic biology! Email us at info [at] igem.se