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News Archive

Here you will find the archived news items from the iGEM 2018 Main page

February 23

Join the Human Practices Committee!

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Want to ensure that synthetic biology projects are safe, responsible and good for the world? Apply to serve on iGEM’s Human Practices Committee!

February 23

Regular Registration is open!

Regular registration will be open until March 31st! See the registration page for details.

January 25

Promega and iGEM - We are delighted to welcome Promega as a new iGEM Partner sponsor of iGEM 2018.

Promega believes that mutual advancement can only be achieved by working in harmony and that the best benefits we receive come from the prosperity of our communities. For Promega, and for iGEM, this often means fostering education and advancement of the next generation of scientists and innovators – all of you iGEMers.

Team Grant opportunity: Promega is proud to announce its plan to support global iGEM teams in 2018 in two important ways. They plan to sponsor 10 iGEM \ teams around the world by providing each team with up to $2,000 in free Promega products. They also will offer unparalleled technical support to all competitors who will be welcome to reach out to them as they build their genetically-engineered machines and seed their scientific careers.

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February 12

Early Registration Deadline

Early registration closes this Friday February 16 at 11:59PM EST! Be sure to register and pay for your team by Friday in order to receive a $500 discount off the team registration fee! See the registration page for details.

January 29

iGEM Competition Newsletters

Sign up to learn more

Are you part of an iGEM 2018 team or interested in learning more about the competition? Make sure to sign up for our newsletters featuring competition news, highlighted and announcements. We will be sending you newsletters about once a month. They are designed to provide you with key updates, reminders and announcements for the iGEM 2018 competition season. To sign up for our newsletters or look through past messages, visit:

January 25

Register your Team for iGEM 2018

Build a better world by participating in iGEM 2018! 

The iGEM 2018 competition season is officially OPEN. Register your team and solve real world problems using synthetic biology. Get $500 off the regular registration rate when you register and pay by Friday, February 16, 2018. For complete registration details and to save, visit the registration page.

January 25

MathWorks and iGEM

Celebrating its 10th year of sponsoring iGEM

From 90 teams in 2008 to over 300 in 2017, MathWorks has shown its unwavering support to iGEM teams, through their continued generosity of offering complimentary software and technical mentoring of our growing community.

In 2018, MathWorks is proud to once again sponsor the iGEM competition. As an iGEM Partner, MathWorks will provide a FREE MATLAB Software License (includes 12 products) and Technical Mentoring available to ALL teams. This complimentary software kit is designed specifically to cater to the needs of iGEM teams.

January 25

Competition Hubs

Here to help you succeed in the iGEM competition will be your resource for all competition related details and announcements. Make sure to look over the content on the iGEM Hubs as there is a wealth of information there designed to help you do well in the competition. To help you naviaged though the competition, we have grouped information into Hubs. Visit each hub for general information as well as a deeper understanding of what is expected from your team for the 2018 season.

January 19

Welcome to

iGEM is excited to announce the launch of the iGEM 2018 competition website! will be your key resource for all competition related details and announcements. Visit this page often for news and updates. To get started, learn about competition requirements and registration by visiting

January 17

New to iGEM? Not sure what to expect?

Experience iGEM by looking back at the completed season.

Visit the official iGEM 2017 Giant Jamboree photo library on Flickr or watch the wrap up video of event highlights here.