Congratulations to Our Sponsored Teams as Below

iGEM IISER Bhopal

iGEM FCB- UANL

iGEM UPCH

iGEM IISER Berhampur

iGEM RUM-UPRM

iGEM iBowu-China

  • iGEM IISER Bhopal

    We are a group of undergrads from diverse academic backgrounds ranging from biology, chemistry to economics. United by our love for Synbio and iGEM. This is our 3rd iGEM team. With bronze in the 1st year, silver in the 2nd, ya know where we\'re going. This year our project aims to create an inexpensive and non-invasive therapy for diabetes. Our solution is a simple probiotic pill that is going to help regulate insulin levels by transforming gut cells into pancreatic cells!

    Interviews

  • iGEM FCB- UANL

    Fluorosurfactants (PFOs) are standard components of firefighting foams but pose an environmental threat. Our goal is to produce an ecofriendly alternative. We propose the use of Ranaspumin-2, a protein present in the bubble nests of Leptodactylus fragilis, to substitute PFOs as a foaming agent in firefighting mixtures. Not only will our project aid the environment, but it can reduce production costs of foams, allowing underfunded fire departments to access these tools.

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  • iGEM UPCH

    Meet the young and creative members of the new iGem2020 multidisciplinary team! We are currently developing an antifreeze product focused on diminishing the effects of frost on crops. This project will have a great impact in the agriculture of the Peruvian Andes. We hope we can show this concept to the world in the upcoming Virtual Giant Jamboree this year. Meet Crioprot!

    Interviews

  • iGEM IISER Berhampur

    The IISER Berhampur iGEM team for 2020 is a group of undergraduate students hailing from diverse disciplines. This year marks our maiden attempt in participating in this competition. We aim to formulate an intervention strategy for Dengue Virus by combining mathematical modelling, in silico analysis and chemical biology. The essence is to design an efficacious reporter system to implement our strategy as possible therapeutics that may spark further research to combat this dreaded disease.

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  • iGEM RUM-UPRM

    As the first iGEM team in Puerto Rico and Caribbean, we aspire to continue impacting the social, educational, and research sectors of Puerto Rico including high school students, teachers and undergraduate students within Synthetic Biology, its application, and opportunities throughout hands on workshops. In the Giant Jamboree 2019, we won Silver Medal and were nominated for Best Project in Open Track. This year we look forward on participating the Giant Jamboree with our environmental project.

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  • iGEM iBowu-China

    We are iBowu-China2020, a high-school team from China. Our project is about delivering magnetic protein crystals to lung cancer cells with the aid of EGFR-binding ligand peptides and conducting targeted hyperthermia by heating up the protein crystals with alternating magnetic field. We are in need of funds for running activities in the Human Practices area as well as purchasing materials essential for the experiments. Please remember us when you cast your vote. We are grateful for your support!

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First Author Conversations Podcast New

White Paper Series on Antibody Generation

HIF-independent synthetic lethality

Science Signaling: HIF-independent synthetic lethality, Hilary Nicholson, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Antigen Selection & Design

Application of Synthetic Biology

ACS Synthetic Biology: Application of Synthetic Biology, Nathan Hillson, Ph.D., Joint BioEnergy Institute, DOE

iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenScript since 2009

  • 2019 iGEM Teams

    iGEM Team Montpellier

    The BrownStanfordPrincetn iGEM team

    iGEM Toronto

    iGEM Giant Jamboree 2019

    Back Bay Social Happy Hour Boo Party

    Teams visiting GenScript booth

    Visiting team posters and presentations

    GenScript at Career Booth

    Workshop by 2019 TED Fellow- Christopher Bahl, Ph.D.

    Winners of 2019 iGEM Proposal Competition

    Congratulations! GenScript iGEM proposal review committee is pleased to announce the five winning teams as follows:

    • iGEM Team Montpellier
    • The BrownStanfordPrincetn iGEM team
    • iGEM Toronto
    • iGEM 2019 Lubbock TTU
    • iGEM Team Ruperto Carola Heidelberg

    Each sponsored team will be eligible to receive:

    • $2,000 of free GenScript products and services
    • $2,000 as a bonus team award

    Regional Sponsored Activities

    Nordic iGEM Conference

    GenScript gladly sponsored Nordic iGEM Conference 2019 on May 17th - 19th, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The 3rd iGEM Nanjing Regional Meetup

    GenScript gladly sponsored The 3rd iGEM Nanjing Regional Meetup on May 19th, at China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China.

    Lumeng Ye, Ph.D., Senior Science, Research & Development, GenScript, jointed and offered technical workshop.

    The 6th Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC)

    GenScript sponsored The 6th Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC) on August 19th – 23rd, at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China.

    In addition, GenScript provided reagent and technical support to "Clone It" project, which included the following:

    • GenScript GenBuilder cloning kit
    • GenScript E. Coli Top10 Chemical competent cell
    • DpnI restriction endonuclease
    • GenScript Sanger Sequencing
    • GenScript QuickClean II PCR Extraction Kits
  • 2018 iGEM Teams
      Awards and Medals
    iGEM Munich 2018
    • Overgrad First Runner Up
    • Overgrad Best Entrepreneurship
    • Overgrad Best WIKI
    • Overgrad Best Presentation
    • Overgrad Best Software Tool
    • Overgrad Best Manufacturing Project
    iGEM at Stony Brook University
    • Gold Medal
    iGEM_UCL
    • Silver Medal
    The University of Washington iGEM team
    • Silver Medal
    Virginia iGEM 2018
    • Bronze Medal
  • 2015 iGEM Teams
    2015 iGEM Teams
    sponsored by GenScript
    Country Project Award
    Cornell University
    USA - NY
    Team Cornell genetically engineered E. coli to produce entericidin B peptide, providing resistance to microbes that cause bacterial coldwater disease (BCWD).
    Best Environment Project, Undergrad
    Best Applied Design, Undergrad
    Best Supporting Entrepreneurship, Undergrad
    Nagahama iGEM
    Japan
    Team Nagahama synthesized geraniol synthase genes from to provide volatile bacteria that can preserve food without electricity.
    University College London (UCL)
    UK
    Team UCL introduced controllable neurotransmitter biosynthetic pathways into gut microbes to treat mental illness.
    Best Supporting Entrepreneurship, Overgrad
    Nominated for Best New
    Composite Part, Overgrad
    University of Helsinki and Aalto university
    Finland
    Team Aalto-Helsinki engineered E.coli to create propane from cellulose.
    University of West Bohemia (Pilsen) AND Carles University (Prague)
    Czech Republic
    Team Czech Republic developed an IOD Band system, using antigen recognition and cellular communication to identify circulating tumor cells.
    Finalist, Undergrad
    First Runner Up, Undergrad
    Best Health and Medicine Project, Undergrad
    Best Software Tool, Undergrad
    Best Model, Undergrad
    Nominated for Best Applied Design, Undergrad
    Nominated for Best Wiki, Undergrad
    Nominated for Best Presentation, Undergrad
    Wisconsin Lutheran College
    USA - WI
    Team WLC focused on expanding phage therapy by developing a new method to isolate bacteriophages that infect pathogenic bacteria.
    Nominated by Best Education and Public Engagement, Undergrad
    Colorado State University
    USA - CO
    Team CSU engineered E.coli to produce terpenoids by breaking down frying oil.
    Evry
    France
    Team Evry engineered S.cerevisiae to create a yeast immunotherapy targeting melanoma tumor cells.
    Birkbeck - University of London
    UK
    Team Birkbeck produced a viral modular chassis from lambda phages to detect pathogenic bacteria.
    London Biohackspace
    UK
    Team London Biohackspace used synthetic biology to create yeast strains that could be used in DIY homebrew kits.
    Rock Ridge High School
    USA - VA
    Team Rock Ridge HS created a bacterium that mimics insect-specific symbiotic bacteria to treat Lyme Disease.
    Tec_Guadalajara (Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara)
    Mexico
    Team Tec_Guadalajara expressed a 2-gene metabolic pathways in yeast to produce industrial levels of graphene.
    Tufts
    USA - MA
    Team Tufts used Clostridium difficile toxin B to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 into epithelial cells and target deleterious genes.
    University of Minnesota
    USA - MN
    Team UMN used viral 2A sequences to optimized synthesis of beta carotenoids in yeast.
     
    University of Pennsylvania
    USA - PA
    Team Penn developed a biological analog of an octocoupler, mimicking cell-cell communication with bioluminescence.
     
  • 2014 iGEM Teams
    2014 iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenScript Country Team Project Team Awards
    Germany
    Team Aachen developed a novel biosensor system called Cellock Holmes that detects pathogenic bacteria on solid surfaces using a low-cost, rapid and portable technique.

    Best Supporting Software, Overgrad
    Safety Commendation, Overgrad
    Best Measurement Project
    USA
    Team UCSF & UCB used cellular communities to model collective behaviors emergent from individual autonomous rules. Building upon quorum sensing mechanisms in the bioluminescent bacteria V. fischeri, they constructed a community averaging circuit in yeast.

    Best Presentation, undergrad
    Netherlands
    Team TU-Eindhoven engineered a new way to make genetically-engineered bacteria more resilient for use in environmental or biomedical applications, by designing two Clickable Outer Membrane Proteins that can allow bacteria to be easily encapsulated by a protective, biocompatible PEG shell.

    Best New Application Project, Undergrad
    Switzerland
    Team Zurich developed "Mosaicoli" cells that contain genetic circuits combining quorum sensing molecules with logic gates in order to model how complex patterns found in nature can emerge from simple rules, and to create new tools for creating biological computers.

    Best Model, Overgrad
    USA
    Team Cornell designed a novel lead remediation / heavy metal filtration system including bacterial strains engineered to simultaneously express heavy metal transport proteins and metallothioneins.
    Netherlands
    Team Groningen developed a new bandage, called LactoAid, to prevent common burn wound infections without the use of antibiotics. Lactococcus lactis was genetically engineered to secrete three multimodal infection-preventing molecules upon detection of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa at the wound site.
    Norway
    Team NTNU-Trondheim BioBricks that allow the insertion of transgenes into the photosynthetic organism Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. to lay the groundwork for environmental innovations.
    USA
    Team Tufts expressed a merRNA from Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus in E. coli to sequester cyclic di-GMP and inhibit biofilm formation.
    USA
    Team Georgia Tech addressed the problem of dissolved methane entering water sources during fracking. They engineered E. coli to produce soluble methane monooxygenase (sMMO) in order to conver methane into the less volatile methanol, which can then be treated by further remediation pathways or extracted for commercial use.
    UK
    Team York developed EcoCADMUS (E. Coli CAdmium DecontaMination Universal System), a new system to provide a safe and effective way to remove Cadmium and Sulfate from wastewater.
    France
    Team Bordeaux worked to engineer ELASTICOLI -- E. Coli that generate elastin polymers that have the durability and flexibilty of plastics without posing the environmental risks of non-biodegradable plastic waste.
    USA
    Team Penn characterized the magnetotactic bacterium in terms of its cadmium tolerance, magnetism, and applications for synthetic biology.
    Germany
    Team Tuebingen created a system for the enzymatic conversion of blood erythrocytes from blood types A, B and AB to the universal donor blood type O.
    USA
    Team WLU-Milwaukee worked to engineer a probiotic bacterium to secrete the cellulase enzyme that will break down indigestible cellulose in plant material to its digestible glucose components, so that plant material that would ordinarily be indigestible waste can instead be converted into digestible sugar.
    USA
    Team CSU Fort Collins worked to build a pathway that breaks down spent frying oil in order to manufacture a value-added terpenoid.  
    UK
    Team Manchester created a novel treatment for obesity by engineering E. coli into a "sugar sponge" that absorbs excess carbohydrates before they can be taken up in the human intestines.  
  • 2013 iGEM Teams
    2013 iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenScript Country Team Project Team Awards
    Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
    Germany
    Team Freiburg developed the uniCAS universal toolkit that enables customizable gene regulation in mammalian cells utilizing the CRISPR/Cas9 system for specific targeting of DNA sequences, which can be matched with different effector domains for efficient gene activation or repression.
    Regional Gold Medal
    Advance to World Championship
    Regional Finalist, Europe
    Best New BioBrick Part or Device, Engineered

    World Championship Best Foundational Advance Project
    Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
    Mexico
    Team TecMonterrey engineered bacterial cells to fight cancer, by targeting anaerobic bacteria to the hypoxic tumor microenvironment where they can secrete therapeutic proteins that induce apoptosis selectively in tumor cells.
    Regional Gold Medal
    Advance to World Championship
    Best Presentation
    Best Human Practices
    Best New BioBrick Part or Device, Engineered
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    China
    Team SJTU-Bio-X created a Metabolic Gear Box combining light sensors with CRISPR interference technology to allow in vivo metabolic flux regulation. As a proof-of-principle, they demonstrated light-inducible repression of fatty acid synthesis.
    Regional Gold Medal
    Advance to World Championship
    Nanjing University
    China
    Team Nanjing-China designed the Atrazine Elf, a bacteria that can sense, uptake,and degrade the ubiquitous herbicide atrazine from soil and water.
    Regional Gold Medal
    Advance to World Championship
    Hokkaido University
    Japan
    Team Hokkaido created a Random Operon Shuffling Kit to mix and match transcriptional promoters and ribosomal binding sites in order to optimize gene expression.
    Regional Silver Medal
    Advance to World Championship
    Turgut Ozal University
    Turkey
    Team ATOMS-Turkiye sought to fight cancer by engineering gut e. coli to detect the EpCAM antigen present on cancer cell membranes and to express cancer-specific apoptotic proteins under the control of bacterial quorum-sensing mechanisms.
    Regional Gold Medal
    Bandung Institute Technology (ITB)
    Indonesia
    Team ITB_Indonesia designed a bacterial cell biosensor for aflatoxins (ubiquitous mutagens and carcinogens produced by fungal growth on improperly stored nuts and other staple foods) in order to improve food safety.
    Regional Silver Medal
    UNAM School of Science
    Mexico
    Team Ciencias-UNAM engineered gut-dwelling E. coli to fight gastritis by secreting antimicrobial peptides under the control of quorum-sensing mechanisms upon detection of gastritis-causing H. pylori.
    Regional Silver Medal
    LIMES Institute at the University of Bonn
    Germany
    Team Bonn generated a photoswitachble protein degradation system employing a light-sensing domain from Avena sativa to allow blue-light-inducible degradation of any protein of interest.
    Regional Bronze Medal
    Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Team Costa_Rica_Cibus engineered bacterial cells to transform whey into biodiesel by expressing genes that increase the ability to metabolize lactose into triacylglycerols.
     
    Rutgers University
    USA
    Team Rutgers aimed to limit the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by developing a self-regulatory system for degrading virulent factors using quorum-sensing mechanisms in pathogens such as pseudomonas aeruginosa.
     
  • 2012 iGEM Teams
    2012 iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenScript Country
    Autonomous University of Nuevo León Mexico
    Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg German
    Boston University USA
    Caltech USA
    ITESM University Mexico
    Johns Hopkins University USA
    MIT USA
    PeKing University China
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
    University of St. Andrews England
    University of Tokyo Japan
  • 2011 iGEM Teams
    2011 iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenScript Projects Latest Developments
    Uppsala-Sweden Setting the color
    Improving the existing multichromatic sensing systems by expanding the number of useful wavelengths.
    Advance to World Championship
    NYMU-Taipei Tailoring Your Avatar
    Create wireless neuro-stimulator, focusing on achieving remote neuro-stimulation to minimize the invasion and damage to the neuron.
    Advance to World Championship
    SJTU-BioX-Shanghai Condon Switch Controlling Protein Biosynthesis
    Designing a set of Codon-Switches that regulate target protein biosynthesis (translation).
    Advance to World Championship
    St Andrews Kill Switch Engage
    Bricking an antimicrobial peptide-encoding gene under the control of an inducible promoter, a kill switch was designed for E. coli suicide upon induction.
    Regional Gold medal
    UCL London

    Supercoiliology
    Producing supercoiled plasmid for DNA vaccines by manipulating the expression of the gyrase enzyme.

    Regional Bronze medal
    UIUC-Illinois E. chiver
    Dynamically Efficient Bacteria: Creating a "Bacterial Filing Cabinet".
    Regional Bronze medal
    Utah State Cyano Bricks
    Producing high value bioproducts from Synechocystis sp PCC 6803, and studying properties of 23 promoters using dual luciferase imaging technology.
    Regional Gold medal
    Valencia Water Colicin Cleaner: disinfected water by E. coli
    Disinfecting water pathogens by bacteriocin, which can be secreted by engineered E. coli under well controlled manners, e.g. through pH Stat<.
     
  • 2010 iGEM Teams
    2010 iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenSript Result
    SJTU-BioX-Shanghai Gold medal
    Uppsala-Sweden Bronze medal
    Utah_State Gold medal
  • 2009 iGEM Teams
    2009 iGEM Teams Sponsored by GenSript Result

    SJTU-BioX-Shanghai

    Silver medal

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