iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is an international synthetic biology competition that is held every year. Student teams from each participating university work for months to develop genetically engineered systems that make a positive contribution to the world. What sets iGEM aside from similar project is that it's not that academic. It also pushes you to develop a sense of entrepreneurship, market a project, do science communicaiton, and so forth. If you are looking for a challenge that develops your personal skillset in an incredibly broad way and will learn you many things that you can use later in your career, iGEM is for you.
We are a team of passionate students who are dedicated to improving human lives by means of synthetic biology. By combining expertise from fields such as biomedical sciences, molecular biology or bioengineering, we strive to create an application with a lasting impact. Next to our research, we aim to involve our local community in the fascinating world of synthetic biology through scientific communication, education, and the organisation of multiple events.