COMPETITION: iGEM 2022

Register for the 2022 iGEM Competition today! Every year, iGEM Competition teams push the boundaries of synthetic biology and tackle everyday issues facing the world. What will your team accomplish this year? Regular registration ends on April 29 (23:59 EDT)….

Register for the 2022 iGEM Competition today! Every year, iGEM Competition teams push the boundaries of synthetic biology and tackle everyday issues facing the world. What will your team accomplish this year?

Regular registration ends on April 29 (23:59 EDT). Team PIs must submit their team application and team fee payment by April 29 to take advantage of the Regular Registration fee.

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What is 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.

The Premiere International Synthetic Biology
Competition
19

YEARS

46

COUNTRIES

350

TEAMS/YEAR

3 600

TEAMS

70 000

PARTICIPANTS

Multidisciplinary student teams from all over the world compete for medals and awards by designing, building, and testing projects using synthetic biology. They document their work through deliverables like wiki, videos, and presentations, which are reviewed and rewarded by a panel of judges.

COMPETITION
Local people solving local problems
Projects
3 600

PROJECTS

12

TRACKS

Teams create projects from start to end – from brainstorming ideas to a proof of concept. The projects are aimed at solving problems of their local communities.

TEAM LIST
TEAM LIST

PROJECT VIDEOS
PROJECT VIDEOS

PHOENIX DATABASE
PHOENIX DATABASE

Synthetic Biology
Technology
Teams design, mix, and match genetic parts to build synbio devices and systems; contributing them to the Registry of Standard Biological Parts, shared with everyone.

20 000

DOCUMENTED PARTS

TECHNOLOGY
World class biosafety & biosecurity
Responsibility
We ensure all projects are safe and secure by creating a workforce that is responsible about their work, use of their product, and impact inside and outside the lab.

RESPONSIBILITY
The next generation of leaders
Community
A resourceful space for iGEMers to team up, and collaboratively build assets for the synbio ecosystem while growing into future leaders of the field.

NEWS
NEWS

PROJECTS
PROJECTS

EVENTS
EVENTS

The Synthetic Biology Expo: an event of the future
Grand Jamboree
Teams, judges, academia, journalists, investors, industry reps, and the public meet together for a 4-day event in Paris, France. The Grand Jamboree is the world expo of synthetic biology where 350+ iGEM teams present the work they’ve done, joined by other side events, such as the Startup Showcase. On the last day, the best projects are awarded with prizes and medals.

Paris Expo

PORTE DE VERSAILLES

Oct 20-23

2022

7 000

PARTICIPANTS

Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Startups
iGEM projects serve as proofs of concepts and prototypes, and become startups and powerhouse companies. The iGEM EPIC program supports their creation.

150

STARTUPS

Regional and Local Competitions
Leagues
New competitions designed to enable more local people to learn and apply synthetic biology around the world.

DESIGN LEAGUE: LATIN AMERICA

INDIAN LEAGUE
QUICK LINKS:

VISION
VISION

VIDEOS
VIDEOS

BLOG
BLOG

NEWS
NEWS

JOBS
JOBS

Support Ukraine iGEMers
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iGEM Foundation Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is completely unacceptable to the iGEM community and we stand with the rest of the scientific community in denouncing Russia’s actions.