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Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology

Special Issue on the 2019 and 2020 iGEM Proceedings


“In its current format, iGEM aims to improve societal aspects relevant to local communities, and thus encourages young researchers all around the world to identify and tackle challenges critical to their region with practical synthetic biological devices and technologies.”

Over the past 18 years, the iGEM Competition has provided a platform to catalyze the infusion of synthetic biology with interdisciplinary fundamental and translational research, as well as inspiring young scientists from all around the world to solve local problems. Many of the projects undertaken by iGEM teams have gone on to be published in academic journals. As shown recently in the iGEM Comes of Age: Trends in its research output paper by the Academia & Research Network.

Last year, we announced a special issue of the Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology journal on The 2019 and 2020 iGEM Proceedings with support from Keai Publishing and Bluepha. A total of 12 iGEM Teams from both years published their work and showcased how synthetic biology can advance the field in fronts that span from bio-sensing and therapeutics to bioremediation and the development of novel and stable bio-materials. Take a look at all the published papers available for open access below

Through such collaborations we want to continue our commitment to continued education of iGEMers after the competition by providing them an opportunity to publish their scientific research in a peer-reviewed journal filled entirely with iGEM Projects!

Published Papers