What is iGEM?
iGEM is a worldwide competition in the field of synthetic biology, initiated at MIT – Boston. iGEM stands for “International Genetically Engineered Machine”. It is a competition that aims to promote this field of biology and make it easier for anyone to be part of the future of living organisms. More than 5 000 students from all over the world strive towards a common goal - to put a research project from theory into practice. A project which aims to solve a worldwide issue.
This project is completely self-organized, progressing over a year – choosing a project, team members and supervisors, but also finding sponsors, ordering material and work in the lab all summer long to finally complete with the project in November 2017.