iGEM 2021 Presentation at the World Jamboree
Who We Are
We are the 2022 UT Austin iGEM team!
Participating in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to gain research and career skills related to biotechnology.
iGEM is a science pentathlon!
It's part synthetic biology research project, part robotics competition for biology, part entrepreneurial pitch contest, part bioethics course, and part engineering design project. Students are expected to explore their own project ideas, reflect on and explain how their proposed solution to a problem would benefit society, engage in outreach to stakeholders, and operate as a team to complete proof-of-principle research. After working in the lab on their research during the spring and summer, teams create a project website and give poster and oral presentations in the fall at the iGEM Giant Jamboree that brings together 370+ teams from all over the world.
What We’re Fundraising For
The UT Austin iGem team is Fundraising to support undergraduate students participating in the annual iGEM competition. Your donations will be used to support summer research stipends for us to work on our project and travel and registration costs so that we can present our results at the iGEM Jamboree.
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Support UT Austin students who are developing innovative biotechnology solutions to societal problems!
Going to this this international competition and winning a big award like this, it shows that UT has a presence on the global stage and a presence in the up and coming field of synthetic biology.
–Alex MacAskill, UT iGEM team member
Under the guidance of some of the best faculty on campus and with all these talented students, iGEM gave the perfect opportunity for new scientists to blossom and discover what science truly can be.
–Bill Tang, UT iGEM team member