iGEM

iGEM Calgary 2014 Project

Infectious diseases such as typhoid fever, meningitis, pneumonia and visceral leishmaniasis have similar clinical manifestations as malaria, thus are often misdiagnosed in resource-poor developing countries lacking suitable medical diagnostic facilities. Failure to properly identify such diseases [...]

Dundee iGEM 2014 Project

The Dundee iGem team has spent the summer developing an innovative synthetic biological detector to monitor bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis patients. The team have constructed a novel biosensor which will detect molecules from two pathogens [...]

Let There Be Light (receptor proteins)

At this year’s iGEM competition, Exeter built on the ideas developed by previous teams to create a paint-by-light system, in which you can shine a light on a certain receptor, in this case using E.coli, to [...]

IGEM Competitions

Each year, Brown and Stanford University bring a small, select group of students together to form a join IGEM team. This years team qualified for the world championship at the North America Regional Jamboree in Toronto, [...]

All iGEM Teams on a Map!

Ever wondered what it would look like to see all the iGEM teams and prizes since the competition’s inception plotted on a map of the world? Well, this is your lucky day! Check out this interactive [...]

iGEM in the Press: Lethbridge wins top prize

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/university-of-leth If you want to succeed in the scientific revolution of the future, it helps to think about life as a computer program.   That strategy helped University of Lethbridge students walk away with the top [...]

An Epic Debate on SynBio at KU Leuven

The KU Leuven iGEM team organized a comprehensive debate with a panel of experts and opened up questions to the public, including bioterrorism, patenting rights, and the risks of releasing new living things that don’t exist [...]

TU Eindhoven making a new form of MRI

Our project focuses on a relatively new form of MRI: CEST imaging. CEST imaging proteins contain hydrogen atoms which can be used to create the same image quality as when conventional heavy metals are used. We [...]

A Glowing Biosensor for Allergens

The LiU iGEM team has created a biosensor to detect allergens in food. Check out the short animated video to see how it works! [...]

Clemson creates super-effective biosensor

OVERALL PROJECT FDA has maintained a zero-tolerance policy for several foodborne pathogens. For example, a policy of “zero-tolerance” for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods means that the detection of any L. monocytogenes in either of two 25 gram samples of [...]

Copenhagen’s Team Magneto making Magnetic Bacteria

Magnetotaxic bacteria is the core of the project of the 2013 Copenhagen iGEM team. In nature, these bacteria exert an extraordinary ability to coordinate themselves in relation to the Earth’s magnetic field, a property that they [...]