News Archive

News Archive

Here you will find the archived news items from the iGEM 2021 Main page.

Thank you for joining Opening Weekend Festival!
May 16

We hope that you enjoyed the event! Missed something? Catch up on sessions you missed.

The Phoenix Project: Beta - A new tool for browsing previous iGEM Projects!
May 16

Build off a previous iGEM project or find what iGEM teams have done in past years. You can already see a beta-version of our search tool at Take some time to explore and learn from the teams that came before you. Even if you have already selected a project for this year, try to find teams that had similar goals and pick up from where they left off. ⇗

Show off your iGEM Spirit!
May 15

Show off your iGEM Spirit with official iGEM Merch! We're testing an online Merch store with the help of Printful to make some classic iGEM designs available around the world. To celebrate the launch, please enjoy 20% off store-wide for Opening Weekend! ⇗

Previous News Items

New Webinar Series: Engineering Committee Webinar Series starting May 24
May 14

The iGEM Engineering Committee will ​host a series of daily webinars to help iGEM teams with your projects, from May 24 - June 10, 2021. Learn more about this webinar series.

New Workshop Series: Academic Publishing Workshops starting May 22
May 10

Planning to publish your work or want to learn about academic publishing? The After iGEM Academia & Research Steering Group is hosting a series of 4 weekly Academic Publishing Workshops starting from May 22, 2021. Register for this workshop.

Help build a brand new synbio Stack Exchange
May 4

The iGEM Engineering Committee is building a Synthetic Biology StackExchange site to provide a Q&A site for the SynBio community: where anyone, from newcomers to experts, can ask or answer questions about synthetic biology. We're only 45% through the commitment phase, and still need 55 more committers to earn 200+ rep on any other Stack Exchange site: Join now at

IDT is offering FREE gene fragments to all iGEM 2021 teams!
April 27

Our 8-year partnership with IDT has transformed the way iGEMers around the world approach synthetic biology. We are incredibly thankful for IDT's continued support of iGEM in 2021!

Registered iGEM 2021 Competition teams can get up to 20kb free custom DNA from IDT. Register with IDT by October 1:

graphic of globe with IDT and iGEM logos. IDT Helps iGEM teams achieve, innovate, and succeed. IDT is offering FREE gene fragments to all registered iGEM 2021 teams!
Apply now to be an iGEM Judge!
April 19

Applications to be a judge for the 2021 iGEM Competition are now open! Through the judging process, our judges will evaluate, celebrate, and help guide the next generation of synthetic biologists. Learn more

Apply for Mentorship
April 6

Apply for mentorship for your team, or apply to be a team mentor, through the official After iGEM Mentorship Program: Learn more

Get Connected: Join Slack!
March 24

Join the Global iGEM Slack Workspace to connect with other teams! Chat, discover other projects, create collaborations, and help each other out with your scientific (and non scientific) dilemmas. It is also a place where you can reach out to your regional ambassadors. Join Slack

2021 Ambassador Team Calls: March 17-23
March 12

Meet your local Ambassadors!

Our team of 37 Ambassadors and 6 Ambassador Program Coordinators, passionate iGEM Alumni located all over the world, will be frequently organizing video calls with prospective 2021 iGEM Teams via Zoom. These calls with Ambassadors are a place to catch up, share plans, discuss questions and voice your suggestions! The first round of calls will begin next week. Click here to find a time!