Connect with the iGEM Community

Communicate with iGEM HQ

We love hearing from iGEM teams and other members of our community!

You can also email us at:

hq (at) igem (dot) org

You can email individual members of the iGEM Staff (email details can be found here).

You can call us at:


Please note: Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST.

Our Mailing Address:

One Kendall Square
Suite B6104
Cambridge, MA 02139

Stay Up to Date with the Community

To help iGEMers connect with each other around the world, we have the Community Bulletin page where iGEMers can submit general community posts about goings-on around the world, and other topics for everyone to see.

We have also created specific Meetups and Collaborations pages, for teams to get in contact with each other about these topics

To stay up to date with iGEM announcements, check the Main Page frequently for news items and check your email for newsletters and other announcements we will send throughout the year.

Be Social

Connect with iGEM HQ, Staff, and Teams on Twitter! And remember to keep an eye on (and contribute to) #iGEM2018 to see the latest updates about iGEM!

You can also follow iGEM HQ on Facebook and Instagram! We post all major announcements on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on the 2018 Homepage.

Stay connected with us for the latest news about iGEM 2018!

Do you know of another social media App or website that iGEM should be using? Please let us know! @iGEM or by email hq AT igem DOT org

Please note: One of the most common requests we receive from teams is the ability to easily contact other teams, which usually means people requesting email addresses. This is a challenging request for us since we respect the privacy of our registered iGEM account users and thus don't give out personal information, including email addresses.

Contact HQ

Please feel free to also use this form to contact us.

Social News Archive


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At the end of August, iGEM's VP Meagan and board member Rick Johnson attended the 5th Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC) in Shanghai. Thanks to ShanghaiTech for organizing and hosting CCiC this year!
Thursday, September 6


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It is August and more and more teams are getting together in meetups! We add to the list the (1) Eurasian Meetup, the (2) All India Meetup and the (3) European Meetup!
Wednesday, August 1


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Last Friday we had 4 meetups on the #iGEM2018 calendar! Teams from Latin America (1), Southern California (2), and the US Mid-Atlantic (3) got together in regional meetups. Also, Day 2 of the UK Meetup. Looking forward to updates from this weekend's #EuropeanMeetup!
Friday, July 20

Bonjour! The 4th Parisian Meet Up was last weekend, hosted by the Pasteur Paris team. Here is a group photo from the event, with thanks to team Pasteur Paris. #iGEMmeetup
Thursday, July 12

Our lab tech Abigail ventured across the Charles River to attend the Northeastern iGEM Meetup today at Boston University! Many thanks to the BU wetlab and hardware teams for hosting #iGEMmeetup
Friday, July 6

The Scottish iGEM Meetup was the first of many meetups for July. Shoutout to the St Andrews team for hosting, and to our European Ambassador Will Wright for repping HQ. Thanks to the undergrad Edinburgh team for the photos! #iGEMmeetup
Thursday, July 5

The Michigan State team hosted a successful meetup for North American Mid-Western iGEM teams over the weekend! We hope you had a fun and productive meeting! #iGEMmeetup
Tuesday, July 3

Shoutout to iGEM Marburg 2018 for hosting the German iGEM Meetup over the weekend! #iGEMmeetup
Tuesday, June 26

Check out this quick guide by Team Copenhagen for making your wiki template menu mobile-friendly! It's approved by our visual designer Ana!
Tuesday, June 19

NiC from above! Group photo from the Nordic iGEM Conference last weekend, with thanks to Lovisa Majtorp and iGEM Team Lund. #iGEMmeetup
Friday, June 15