building a better future through synthetic biology

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)

is an MIT-based non profit organization that hosts the annual iGEM synthetic biology competition. They are founded with the goal of advancing the field of synthetic biology through education, competition, and fostering a collaborative community. With over 5,000 annual participants, iGEM has promoted the application of genetic cellular engineering to various scientific fields.

Our Team

the UBC iGEM team is an undergraduate student design team that has competed in this competition since 2009. Our current team consists of highly motivated undergraduate students along with graduate and faculty advisors that span various life sciences and engineering fields.

Simply Synbio

Check out our new blog, Simply Synbio!