• 2017 FSU iGEM Team

    2017 FSU iGEM Team

  • 2018 FSU iGEM Team

    2018 FSU iGEM Team

  • 2019 FSU iGEM Team

    2019 FSU iGEM Team

  • 2020 FSU iGEM Team

    2020 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.


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 201720182019, and 2020 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 2020 Virtual Giant Jamboree and watch the video to see highlights from the 2019 Giant Jamboree. Click here to see the 2020 presentation videos.

The iGEM experience provides lifelong memories and nurtures leadership skills that are useful for professional and personal challenges throughout life. Click on the tab to learn about the advisors that are available to the FSU iGEM team.

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


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


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 Jamel Ali, Ph.D.
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 Jamel Ali, Ph.D.
Samuel Grant, Ph.D.
Emily Pritchard, Ph.D.
Michael Roper, Ph.D.
Kourosh Shoele, Ph.D.

Prior Teams

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