March 7, 2014

New Track: Policy & Practices

Are you interested in how synbio and iGEM will be regulated? What are the rules in your country regarding the release of engineered organisms into the wild? Do you know if you can test your awesome iGEM project in the field legally?

We’re faced with many challenging issues in getting synthetic biology acknowledged, understood and not feared by regulators. We need iGEM teams who are going to tackle the hard questions and approach and inform their legislators, law makers and policy makers about synbio.

If you’re passionate about these issues and want to get involved, check out our Policy and Practices New Track! Human Practices has always been a core component of iGEM teams, but now you can choose P&P as your main project!

March 7, 2014

New Track: Microfluidics

Already registered for iGEM? Not sure what to work on yet? Looking for something cool to do over the summer? Interested in Microfluidics?

Check out our New 2014 Microfluidics track! We’re having a workshop at iGEM HQ where you get to build your own 8 channel controller and some chips. You’ll get to go home with the kit and any extra chips you can make. We’ll teach you everything you need to build, test and run the kit.

There will be a fee to attend the workshop, but you’ll go home with your own 8 channel controller!

March 7, 2014


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March 7, 2014

New Tracks

iGEM has a diverse range of project tracks, from health and medicine to food and energy with many projects in-between. This year, we’re introducing seven New Tracks to bring even more diversity into the competition. Part of the reason for these new tracks is to highlight the different participation requirements and evaluation. We want teams to pick their New Track earlier, so we can help you over the course of the summer.

February 28, 2014

Passed the 100 team mark!

February 18, 2014

37 teams in the first 4 days of iGEM 2014 Registration!

February 14, 2014

Register is now OPEN for iGEM 2014

Registration for iGEM 2014 is open until March 31! Team instructors, register your team by completing the registration application, and submitting the registration fee. Be sure to read the Requirements page, also.

January 21, 2014

2013 was a banner year for iGEM! Read a review of last year’s competition and teams in the 2013 Annual Review.

Regular registration now OPEN!

Apply & Pay by March 31

Details [here]

Giant Jamboree

  • October 30 - November 3, 2014
  • Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA
  • No Regionals! Everyone advances!