By Henry de Belly iGEM is a well-known student competition in synthetic biology that was organized at MIT in 2004. This year, for the first time, the competition was opened to community labs, which include
By Aakriti Jain PLOS Synthetic Biology Community Editor As this year marked the 10th anniversary for iGEM Giant Jamboree, the competition brought over 2300 participants from 245 teams from all over the world and included
By Sam Ireland University of Edinburgh As a student, you are always on the lookout for opportunities to widen your experience outside of the lecture hall. So when the chance came along to participate in
One of the primary points of emphasis at iGEM is encouraging teams to think about the consequences of their science. As part of each presentation, the students discuss potential implications of their work in terms
PLOS Synthetic Biology Community Quiz: 1. Are you headed to Boston this week for the iGEM Giant Jamboree? Yes (2 points) No (0 points) No, I’m leaving Boston to get away from iGEM (-9 points) 2.
By Aakriti Jain The iGEM, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, competition offers a platform for university students across the world interested in synthetic biology to work on creative projects centered around the foundation of synthetic biology: