iGEM Competition

NEB is a proud sponsor of high school and college/university iGEM competition teams. (Support may be given to “community” teams that are comprised mostly of participants from academic institutions, on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire to see if you qualify.) Over the years, NEB has supported many iGEM teams with donated materials and scientific guidance. This year, we continue that support and have created this page to help you conveniently locate request forms, information on NEB products and helpful technical resources (including tips, troubleshooting guides and educational videos).

If you have any questions, please contact iGEM@neb.com.

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About the iGEM Competition

iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, calls on students the world over to engage in novel synthetic biology projects to design and create biological systems, and to demonstrate their function in living cells. This is accomplished with a collection of biological parts, which can be found in the Registry of Standard Biological Parts, a collection curated by iGEM. Based on the strength of the design, ingenuity of the execution, and value of the data generated, projects are ranked, and teams advance to the world championship. Currently, iGEM is open to teams from the high school level to the post-graduate “entrepreneur” level.

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