School projects

Teaching Module "Synthetic Biology" for Highschools

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Fun with fluorescence
Students at Kaiser-Karls-Gymnasium preparing vanilla pudding solution for fluorescence measurement.

In the course of our cooperation with the grade 9 biology-chemistry class at Kaiser-Karl-Gymnasium, a secondary school in Aachen, we developed a teaching module about “Synthetic Biology”. The scope of the module is 8 school classes 45 min. each. Topics include sources and exposure to microorganisms in our environment, antibiotic resistances, quorum sensing, fluorescence and measurement thereof, as well as the biomolecular aspect of our iGEM project. To wrap up the module we do some career-exploration in synthetic biology and related fields.

The teaching module is suitable for the subjects biology, biology-chemistry and sciences. The students should have completed grade 8, and know about the central dogma of biology as well as protein biosynthesis. Because our work is going to be evaluated based on this wiki, we would like to take photos during the lessons. In order to publish the photos on our homepage and our wiki, we need a consent form signed by the students’ parents. If you are interested in collaborating with our team write us an email at

We already carried out this teaching module in cooperation with Kaiser-Karls-Gymnasium. For each of the lessons we have recorded our experience in a blog entry.

iGEM Meetup in Aachen on the 13th and 14th of September

If you are a member of a German (or German speaking) iGEM Team and you want to take part or just want more information go to our Meetup page or you can contact us directly at

If you are not a member of an iGEM team but you are still interested in visiting our public iGEM presentation on the evening of the 13. September you also find your information over at our Meetup page. Also you can always write us an email at