iGEM – international Genetically Engineered Machine Come and Join iGEM Team 2017

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iGEM – international Genetically Engineered Machine

Come and Join iGEM Team 2017

iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is a competition in synthetic biology, which takes place every year. It combines engineering, biology and a social/ethical part (and much more!) to find smart solutions to issues of environment, society, medicine and more. The competition offers motivated students the opportunity to work independently on a self-chosen project. You will start to shape your project idea in December 2016. In the end, your results are presented to the public as well as to an international jury of scientists in Boston during early November 2017. The team is supported by several RWTH departments and Forschungszentrum Jülich and usually gives you extra credits, depending on your studies.

What iGEM needs: Biologists, Biotechnologists, Biomedical Engineers, Computer Scientists, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemists, and many more. Don’t worry, if you’re an undergraduate student, because commitment matters. If you can shape an ingenious project idea together as a team and combine your knowledge, then you will surely have a great experience.

More information can be found here:



Previous three iGEM-projects of RWTH Aachen University:





Are you interested? We would be happy to answer your questions and give you further information about the competition. Write us a message or visit us personally at the following events:


Nov 11th, 7PM , SuperC, Ford-Saal, 6. Etage: RWTH Wissenschaftsnacht. We’ll present you that even students and pupils can achieve something meaningful in the scientific world with the self shaped and self funded projects of three previous iGEM-Teams of RWTH Aachen University. Find details (in german):  http://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Die-RWTH/Aktuell/Veranstaltungen/~btgg/RWTH-Wissenschaftsnacht-5-vor-12-/

Nov 17th, 7 PM, Aula 1: FINAL CELEBRATION Team 2016. Team 2016 invites supporters, colleagues, friends, family and press to celebrate a successful competition this year. Join us and get to know the previous team which will introduce you to the iGEM competition. Facebook-Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/356589574695415/

Nov 25th, Biologie Sammelbau: TAG DER BIOLOGIE. A day designed for curious students and pupils.

Nov 29th and/or 30th, 6 PM, Seminarraum iAMB, Sammelbau Biologie: KICKOFF MEETING and Information evening for TEAM 2017. We’ll give you a deeper insight into, what the iGEM competition is about and inform you, why you should participate. If you decide to be a part of Team 2017, the first regular meeting will be held in the following week.

Best wishes, we hope to see you soon,

your 2016 RWTH iGEMers