Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy

iGEM Competition

iGEM Competition

Every year we participate at the Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.

The iGEM competition is an annual, world wide, synthetic biology event.  

Teams work over the summer months to build genetically engineered systems. They use standard biological parts called Biobricks. 

iGEM teams work inside and outside the lab. They create sophisticated projects that strive to solve real world problems with a global impact.

iGEM is a challenging, but fulfilling, experience. It provides a unique hands-on experience of the synthetic biology process. 

Find out more about iGEM, and get involved with the competition here at the Centre.