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Congratulations to all iGEM 2021 Competition Participants!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 season of the International Genetically Engineered Machine Synthetic Biology Competition. The 2021 Competition is now over.

Certificates available for download

Participation certificates are now available for download online. Note: You must log in, and be an approved team member listed on an official team roster to generate a certificate. Please contact hq [AT] igem [DOT] org with any questions.

Re-Live iGEM 2021!

See the Official 2021 Competition Results


Competition By The Numbers

253 Collegiate teams, 95 High School teams, 2 Community Lab teams

Teams

Teams

350

Participants

Participants

7314

Judges

Judges

323

46 Countries and Regions


Tackling Global Challenges

iGEM tracks help teams focus their synthetic biology projects around crucial global challenges.

Environment

Environment

63

Therapeutics

Therapeutics

48

Diagnostics

Diagnostics

38

New Application

New Application

29

Foundational Advance

Foundational Advance

25

Food & Nutrition

Food

24

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

22

Software

Software

6

Getting Together

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, the iGEM community found even more ways to support and connect with one another online, and where safe, in person.

Collaborations

Collaborations

60

Team Meetups

Team Meetups

46

Safety & Security Workshops

Safety risk assessment

40

Engineering Webinars

Engineering

15

Ambassador Meetups

Ambassador Events

7

Entrepreneurship Events

Entrepreneurship

6

Jamboree Meetups

9

In-Person Jamboree Meetups

Organized by iGEM Teams, with the help of iGEM Ambassadors.

Supporting Teams

2 Grant Programs, 95 Grant Recipients, $250,000 in grants

iGEM Impact Grant

90 iGEM teams received a total of $225,000 in grants to help take their projects to the next level, with thanks to the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation.

Safety & Security Grant

5 iGEM teams received $5000 each to accelerate technical progress in biosafety and biosecurity, with thanks to Open Philanthropy.

DNA Synthesis

Up to 30,000 base pairs of custom DNA for every iGEM Team, with thanks to our synthesis partners, IDT and Twist Bioscience.

See what teams achieved in 2021

We are pleased to recognize the following sponsors of iGEM 2021:


Platinum Partner


IDT Ginkgo Bioworks Twist Bioscience
Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation of Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. (RCT) Open Philanthropy

Partner Plus

GenScript

Partner

Beckman Coulter Benchling FBI MathWorks


Gold


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