Want to participate in iGEM? Start a team! Whether you're a student or an instructor, you can start at team at your university.

More specific information on how to start a team will be added soon but in the meantime, start thinking about the following:

  1. Every team must have two instructors
  2. Teams are generally between 6 to 12 students, from any discipline
  3. Start fundraising now! Will students get stipends? What about reagents? Remember to budget for travel to the Giant Jamboree!
  4. Dive in to learning about synthetic biology

Participate: WHY

Why should you participate in iGEM?

There are many reasons why our iGEMers get involved. Just a few of those are:

  • Perform cutting edge research
  • Have the chance to be part of a team
  • Learn a surprising amount, in a short time, through an unconventional but highly successful method
  • Be part of a truly international community
  • Work hard AND have fun!

Why do YOU want to participate??

Participate: WHEN

Most iGEM teams work over the summer, but it is never too early to start forming your team and planning your project.

The general iGEM 2014 calendar will be:

  • Now: start forming your team
  • February 2014: Registration Opens
  • March 2014: Registration Closes
  • April / May 2014: DNA Distribution kits shipped
  • Summer 2014: Work at your school
  • July / August 2014: Register to attend the Giant Jamboree
  • October 30 - November 3, 2014: Attend the Giant Jamboree!
  • Participate: HOW

    Registration for iGEM 2014 will be opening in early 2014!