Synthetic biology is the engineering of biological systems to create solutions to current problems in medicine, agriculture, environmental contamination, and energy, just to name a few. iGEM is an international collaboration to create an open gene library full of standardized biological parts for genetically modifying organisms. Teams from over 26 countries meet annually in the fall at the Regional and World Jamborees to present research, discuss the progress of synthetic biology, network with other teams, and, of course, compete. The Missouri S&T iGEM team is an interdisciplinary design team that uses synthetic biology to help solve the world's problems.
Meet with us!
Meetings are held during the fall and spring semester every Friday at noon in room 139 Schrenk. Membership is open to all majors, and a lab training program is available each semester for new members. Our team provides members with excellent opportunities to become involved with research and lab work as undergraduates, as well as many other important educational experiences.
To provide students with an avenue to apply concepts learned in the classroom through lab training and experience.
To promote interdisciplinary collaboration for the advancement of science.
To increase awareness of genetically engineered organisms and their benefits.
To promote The Missouri University of Science and Technology nationally and internationally.
To collaborate with other schools in order to develop engineering tools for biology.