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iGEM is an international competition in synthetic biology. Student teams from around the world undertake 10-week summer research projects. In the Autumn, they compete in a world-wide competition in Boston, MA, USA.

Synthetic biology is an exciting new field of research, bridging the biological and the physical and computational sciences. Standard biological parts, known as ‘biobricks’, are used to create circuits within living cells.

Keep up with our team at Our iGEM Wiki!

For information about St Andrews iGEM activities, please contact the team at igem@st-andrews.ac.uk; if you are interested in getting involved as a supervisor or advisor, please contact Dr V Anne Smith at vas1@st-andrews.ac.uk. For more about iGEM, visit the Main iGEM Website.

The St Andrews iGEM Team would like to give a big “Thank you!” to our sponsors: