CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 2,000 synthetic biologists from 245 universities in over 32 countries will showcase their research and compete in the iGEM Giant Jamboree, held on October 30 - November 3, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by hosting the Giant Jamboree, the collegiate division's culminating event. Working all summer long in multidisciplinary teams, university students worked to solve real-world challenges by designing, building, testing, and characterizing genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts called BioBricks from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. These projects offer cutting edge advancements in producing food, creating energy, enhancing our health, improving our environment, developing new software and more.
iGEM is not just a student competition but a place where the leading experts in synthetic biology gather. Through the iGEM competition, the iGEM Foundation promotes education, safety and security, policy and regulation, multidisciplinary teamwork, technology, community, and open sharing.
Join us on October 30-November 3rd and meet with today's leaders in synthetic biology at the iGEM Giant Jamboree. This 5-day conference features team presentations and exhibition hall poster sessions on the latest synthetic biology research, as well as workshops, panel discussions, an award ceremony and much more!
MORE INFO: iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition is a non-profit organization that inspires future synthetic biologists by hosting high school and collegiate level competitions in synthetic biology and by maintaining the Registry of Standard Biological Parts.
To learn more about the work iGEM teams have accomplished, see the iGEM 2013 Annual Review and 2014.igem.org.