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Community Page

The iGEM community page lets you see what some of your fellow iGEM Teams are up to.

If you want to add something to this page, send us an email to hq (at) igem . org and we'll add it!

June 2, 2014

Participate in the iGEM Interlab Study!

Calling all iGEM teams!

Can your team measure fluorescence? Do you care about how well your parts work and whether they'll work the same for other people?

If so, we invite you to participate in the first iGEM interlab study! The interlab study is part of the new iGEM Measurement Track, but teams from every track are invited and encouraged to participate.

Participating is simple: you just need to build and measure three simple constructs. The goal is to find out how these measurements compare between different teams in different labs all over the world. If you want to get a little more in depth, there are extra credit studies to do as well.

Can you help us make this the biggest international interlab study ever performed in synthetic biology?

Email measurement (at) to sign up to participate (deadline: July 1st) or if you have questions.

    iGEM 2014 Measurement Track Organizers
  • Jacob Beal - BBN Technologies
  • Traci Hadock - Boston University
  • Jim Hollenhorst - Agilent

May 14, 2014

Synthetic Biology: Engineering Complexity - Invitation to Participate in a Special Topic

"Dear iGEM Community,

Francesca Ceroni (former iGEM judge), Pablo Carbonell, and Karmella Haynes (current iGEM Head Judge) are organizing a new Special Topic issue for the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology: Synthetic Biology. Frontiers articles are rigorously peer-reviewed, can be disseminated freely and are widely read by your colleagues and by the broader scientific and medical research communities.

Please, see the link below for the full description of the topic:

The aim of the topic “Synthetic Biology: engineering complexity” is to gather views from specialists in the field about reconciling the inherent complexity of natural systems with traditional engineering principles. We are particularly interested in context-dependent behaviors of synthetic systems, and emergent behaviors of synthetic and semi-synthetic systems.

We would like to include a broad range of contributions - they can be reviews, research articles, opinion articles, etc.

Thus, we are writing to kindly ask if you will be able to contribute a manuscript to the topic. Please note that the deadline for manuscript submission is September 15, 2014. Author submission guidelines can be found here:

Please contact Karmella Haynes to express your interest in contributing a manuscript. After you respond, you will receive a second automatic invitation for participation from the Frontiers website. If you have any questions, please contact karmella dot haynes at asu dot edu and we will do our best to assist you.

Kind regards,

Karmella Haynes – Arizona State University
Francesca Ceroni – Imperial College
Pablo Carbonell – University of Evry"

May 13, 2014

Team Uppsala - "Synthetic Biology: A Lab Manual"

"This is the first manual for lab work in SynBio. It is aimed at non-specialists and includes practical material for the iGEM competition. Sample book chapters and George Church's inspiring foreword are available free, and ordering information for the book and eBook version from just GBP19.00 are available at this link." - Team Uppsala

You can contact them at igemuppsala (at)!

May 13, 2014

Team NTNU Trondheim - iGEM Matchmaker tool

"Looking for another team to collaborate with? Try the iGEM Matchmaker tool here and find other teams to give or receive help!" - Team NTNU Trondheim