• 2017 FSU iGEM Team

    2017 FSU iGEM Team

  • 2017 FSU iGEM Team at MIT

    2017 FSU iGEM Team at MIT

  • 2018 FSU iGEM Team

    2018 FSU iGEM Team

  • 2019 FSU iGEM Team

    2019 FSU iGEM Team

  • iGEM From Above, 2019

    iGEM From Above, 2019

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)

Florida State University's International Genetically Engineered Machine (FSU iGEM) program provides students from all majors an undergraduate research experience focused on innovation and team-based science and engineering.

Overview

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition is the premiere student competition in synthetic biology. Since 2004, participants of the competition have experienced education, teamwork, sharing, and more in a unique competition setting. iGEM has a long history of involving students and the public in the development of the field of synthetic biology.

The mission of FSU iGEM is to provide students a world-class experience focused on:

  • Inclusive excellence in empathy, curiosity, and ingenuity
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, Mathematics (STEAM) education
  • Project-based exposure to biological science and engineering
  • Developing and maintaining excellent multidisciplinary teams
  • Leading the conversation on the opportunities and impact of synthetic biology at FSU and beyond
  • Having fun!

iGEM teams spend the summer addressing a need and/or solving a problem using synthetic biology.  You can review the 20172018, and 2019 FSU iGEM projects by clicking on the links. The projects are presented at the iGEM Giant Jamboree. Click on the link to learn about the 2019 Giant Jamboree and watch the video to see highlights. Click here to view photos from prior iGEM Jamborees.

The iGEM experience provides lifelong memories and nurtures leadership skills that are useful for professional and personal challenges throughout life. Click on the tabs to see the calendar of events and the advisors that are available for helping with the success of the FSU iGEM team.

2020 iGEM Season

Date Time  Location Event
January      
10 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

"What is iGEM?" Workshop

17 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

Problems, Needs, and Curiosity Workshop

24 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Human Practices Workshop I
Design Thinking Tutorial
31 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Human Practices Workshop II
February      
7 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

Human Practices Workshop III
Resumés Due

14 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

Human Practices Workshop IV

21 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

Human Practices Workshop V
Invitations to Join the Team

28    

No Workshop
Invitations to Join the Team

March      
6 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Human Practices Workshop VI
Team Roles Tutorial
11 11:59 pm   IDEA Grant Proposal Due
13 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop I
20     No Workshop
TBD TBD HSF House IDEA Grant Orientation
27 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop II
April      
3 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop III
Team Leader and Associate Leader Selection
10 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop IV
17 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop V
24 4 pm - 5 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop VI
Results of Bronze Medal Criteria #5
May      
1   Innovation Hub, Pitch Room After Finals Socializing
15 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop I
22 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop II
29 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop III
June      
5 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop IV
12 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop V
19 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop VI
26 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop VII
July      
2 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop VIII
10 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop IX
17 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop X
24 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Prototype and Test Workshop XI
31     After Finals Socializing
August      
28 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Post Break Review
September      
4 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session I
11 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session II
18 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session III
25 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session IV
30 11:59 pm   Registry and Wiki Refrigeration
October      
2 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session V
9 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session VI
16 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session VII
19 11:59 pm   Registry and Wiki Freeze
23 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Final Braintrust Session
Oct. 29 - Nov. 2   Boston, MA iGEM Giant Jamboree
November      
6     No Workshop
13 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Candid Feedback Session

The FSU iGEM Advisors are experts available for assisting the FSU iGEM Team in identifying challenging problems, needs, and questions then pursuing innovative solutions.

Advisors

Activity Advisor
Leadership Ken Baldauf, M.S.
David Montez, M.A.
Emily Pritchard, Ph.D.

Fundraising
Entrepreneurship

Ron Frazier, M.B.A.
Gustav Ray, M.S.
Jesse Torres

Human Practices TBA
Modeling Emily Pritchard, Ph.D.
Kourosh Shoele, Ph.D.
Wetware Development Michael Blaber, Ph.D.
Jonathan Dennis, Ph.D.
Cathy Levenson, Ph.D.
Robert Tomko, Ph.D.
Software Development Ken Baldauf, M.S.
Robert Van Engelen, Ph.D.
Hardware Development Samuel Grant, Ph.D.
Emily Pritchard, Ph.D.
Michael Roper, Ph.D.
Kourosh Shoele, Ph.D.

Prior Teams

Coming soon...