Giant Jamboree/About



The iGEM competition encourages University student researchers to work in teams and attempted to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts called BioBricks from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Each team manages their own projects, advocates for their research, and secures funding. Teams are also challenged to actively consider and address the safety, security and environmental implications of their work.

In celebration of iGEM’s 10-year anniversary this year, we are doing things a bit differently.

Unlink previous year’s competition two tiered structure, this year ALL participants advance to compete in Boston,MA. With no regionals, all participants are invited to the Giant Jamboree to present their accomplishments and compete in front of a global audience.

Come join the fun and share in the excitement as teams showcase their work in Synthetic Biology.

iGEM Foundation

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is dedicated to education and competition, advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of open community and collaboration. In 2012, iGEM spun out of MIT and became an independent nonprofit organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The iGEM Foundation fosters scientific research and education through organizing and operating the iGEM Competition, the premier student synthetic biology competition.

It also fosters scientific research and education by establishing and operating the Registry of Standard Biological Parts, a community collection of biological components. The organization promotes the advancement of science and education by developing an open community of students and practitioners in schools, laboratories, research institutes, and industry. The iGEM community has a long history of involving students and the public in the development of the new field of synthetic biology.

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