CLSG sixth form student performing science experiment

iGem

iGem

iGEM (international Genetic Engineering Machine) is an international synthetic biology research competition where students design and create genetically modified organisms, such as bacteria, to solve real life problems or improve upon existing solutions. The competition garners entries from the top universities in the world such as MIT, Harvard, and Imperial College London. Alongside a project in its most basic form, a team must also create and submit a website (known as a Wiki) that explains the idea. Further, there is a ‘Jamboree’, where all groups come together to showcase their designs, which takes place in late autumn of 2022.