• 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

  • 2021 FSU iGEM Team

    2021 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 many 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 a year solving a problem using synthetic biology.  You can review the 201720182019, 2020, and 2021 FSU iGEM projects by clicking on the links. The projects are presented at the iGEM Grand Jamborees. Click on the link to learn about the 2022 Grand Jamboree in Paris, France. Watch the video to see highlights from the 2019 Giant Jamboree in Boston, MA.

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 teams.

The FSU iGEM Advisors are experts available for assisting the FSU iGEM Teams 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 David Montez, M.A.
Modeling Emily Pritchard, Ph.D.
Kourosh Shoele, Ph.D.
Biological Science & Engineering Jamel Ali, Ph.D.
Michael Blaber, Ph.D.
Jonathan Dennis, Ph.D.
Cathy Levenson, Ph.D.
Robert Tomko, Ph.D.
Software Engineering Ken Baldauf, M.S.
Robert Van Engelen, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering

Stephen Arce, Ph.D.
Jamel Ali, Ph.D.
Samuel Grant, Ph.D.
Emily Pritchard, Ph.D.

Prior Teams

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