The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) CompetitioniGEM is an international genetic engineering competition that fosters scientific research and education by creating a community of young student researchers, and by operating the Registry of Standard Biological parts – an open source repository of DNA parts freely accessible to the participating teams and labs. You can find out more on the iGEM website. Teams are made up of undergraduate students from a number of disciplines – typically engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and biology. Teams design their own project, implement it during the summer, and travel to Boston to present their results at the iGEM “Jamboree”.
iGEM at the University of WarwickUndergraduate students at the University of Warwick have participated in the iGEM competition for the past three years, winning two Gold medals and one Silver medal. In 2016 Warwick’s team were also nominated for best software tool.
Professor Alfonso Jaramillo leads the Warwick iGEM initiative, with support from WISB Post Doctoral Research Assistants and Principal Investigators.