Past editions
KULeuven iGEM

The KU Leuven already has a long tradition in participating in iGEM. Read here about all previous adventures.

2019 - Ocyano

With Ocyano, the 2019 KU Leuven team is exploring the use of cyanobacteria as a means of photosynthetic biomanufacturing. Global resource depletion poses a threat to our society, creating a strong demand for durable and sustainable solutions within the industry. Inspired by The Sustainable Development Goals, a collection of 17 goals set by the UN towards a more sustainable future by 2030, the team has decided to focus their efforts on Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production: “Doing more and better with less.”.

Read the full project description on the team's Wiki here.

2017 - HEKcite

The 2017 team genetically modified Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK) cell  to create a steady rhythm using three ion channels. The pace of their biosensor was influenced by varying concentrations of biological effectors, aimed to establish a new way of therapeutic drug monitoring. For this novel idea, the team won the “Best New Application” award.

Learn more about their project on the team's Wiki here.

2015 - Spot E.shape

KU Leuven’s iGEM team of 2015 chose to engage in a project on the regulatory mechanisms of motif formation. They engineered bacteria that were able to communicate and influence each other’s behavior resulting in the assembly of predictable visible patterns. The team won a gold medal and the "Interlab Study Award".

Learn more about their project on the team's Wiki here.

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