Indy's first International Genetically Engineered Machine team

  • The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition that was initially aimed at undergraduate university students, but has since expanded to include divisions for high school students, entrepreneurs, and community laboratories, as well as 'overgraduates. It is a year long competition that starts on on February and ends in November. 

    iGEM’s main program is the iGEM Competition. The iGEM competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. Made up of primarily university students, multidisciplinary teams work together to design, build, test, and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Every year nearly 6,000 people dedicate their summer to iGEM and then come together in the fall to present their work and compete at the annual Jamboree (iGEM home page). If you would like to learn more please visit https://igem.org/Main_Page

    If you would like to be a member of this group talk to Mr. Saavedra in room 2507 or email at Mario.saavedra@lcps.org