Abigail Sison

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 18:15 - 18:30
Institution: 
iGEM-HQ
Title: 

The iGEM movement

Abstract: 

iGEM has been creating the workforce for the Synthetic Biology industry for the last 12 years. With over 5000 international participants, the iGEM competition is the biggest synthetic biology event in the world. iGEM encourages students to work together to solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts. Student teams design, build and test their projects over the summer and gather to present their work and compete at the annual Jamboree. It is the premiere training ground for students, bringing together the best and brightest young minds in the world at one huge event.