iGEM Team

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Can biological processes be engineered like electrical and software systems?

The iGEM competition was created to challenge undergraduate students around the world to answer this question. iGEM teams rewire naturally-occurring genetic components to create novel genetic regulatory networks which implement a desired function using principles from synthetic biology.

We begin each year by examining current problems in our world and ideating new ways to solve them using synthetic biology. After choosing a project, we work on it throughout the summer and present our results at the iGEM Competition in the fall. To learn more about our team, past projects, and how to join, check out our website!