07.07.2023 | Published by bit.bio

Supporting the next generation of synbio scientists with iGEM

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The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) Competition is now in its 20th year and bit.bio is partnering with the organisation to support student teams in their projects. 

The Competition is an annual, worldwide synthetic biology event that gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. 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.

In November, the students are brought together from around the globe at the iGEM Jamboree to present their projects and win prizes. Last year in Paris there were over 3,500 synthetic biology researchers, industry, investors, startups, and policy makers at the event and the 2023 Jamboree will be even bigger. 

bit.bio will support teams working with human cells and on projects that advance human health with engagement opportunities across some of our channels. If you're an iGEM team getting started on your project, keep an eye out for communications from the iGEM team and follow us on Linkedin and Twitter to find out how we can support you. 

You can also read about the iGEM experience from a judge's perspective in this report from bit.bio scientist Andreas Andreo, a judge for the 2022 Competition. 


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