iGEM – University of Copenhagen

iGEM: The World Championship in Synthetic Biology for students!

The application deadline has now passed. Thank you for all the great applications. We are now in the process of selecting and starting up our 2019 iGEM team. We look forward to introducing them soon!  

You can now apply to become part of the 2019 iGEM team at University of Copenhagen

Upcoming information meetings:

  • Monday December 17th from 17.30-19 at Center for Synthetic Biology, Department of Plant and Environmetal Sciences, CPSC Auditorium, Thorvaldsensvej 40
  • Wednesday 9th of January from 17.30-19 pm at Biocenteret University of Copenhagen, Ole Maaløes vej 5, 2200 Copenhagen N, Room: 4-0-10 

Deadline for application: January 15, 2019

Follow the application guidelines here

The World Championship in Synthethic Biology for students is a prestigious competition with participation from all major universities in the world. It is the experience of a lifetime.

Being part of iGEM is like stepping into the shoes of your future as a scientist or as an bioscience-entrepreneur:
- You will be part of planning, developing and executing your own science project that makes a difference in the world
- You will build a global network of peers
- You will learn to interact with foundations and companies to gain funding for your project as well as with media and the general public to gain attention and share your knowledge; also through social media and your own website
- You will gain interdisciplinary collaborative skills, both within your team and across the iGEM community
- And you might even do a business plan for taking your project into the real world.

The best teams bring together a variety of compentences and knowledge. Previous years iGEM teams members came from physics, biotech, business, philosophy, entrepreneurship, communication, medicine, graphic design etc. Are you studying theology, math, languages, history or journalism? You are welcome! 

Read more on: igem.org
More information: Contact Nanna Heinz: heinz@plen.ku.dk