• 2017 FSU iGEM Team

    2017 FSU iGEM Team

  • 2017 FSU iGEM Team at MIT

    2017 FSU iGEM Team at MIT

  • iGEM From Above, 2017

    iGEM From Above, 2017

  • 2018 FSU iGEM Team

    2018 FSU iGEM Team

  • iGEM From Above, 2018

    iGEM From Above, 2018

  • 2019 FSU iGEM Team

    2019 FSU iGEM Team

International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM)

Florida State University's International Genetically Engineered Machines (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 Machines (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 new 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.  Click here to visit the Canvas site for FSU iGEM.  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. Watch the video to see highlights from 2017. 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.

Calendar

Date Time  Location Event
2019      
January      
11 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room FSU iGEM Mixer
18 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room 2018 FSU iGEM Project Showcase
25 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Problems, Needs, and Curiosity Workshop
February      
1 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

Design Thinking Workshop

8 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

4 W's Workshop

15 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room

Context Mapping Workshop
Resumés Due

22 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Context Mapping Workshop
25     Invitations to Join the Team
March      
1 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Communications Tools Workshop
8 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Empathy Workshop
15 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Empathy Workshop
29 3 pm - 4 pm HSF House IDEA Grant Orientation
April      
5 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Team Roles and Medal Criteria Workshop
12 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Define Workshop
19 3 pm - 4 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Ideate Workshop
May      
17 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Alpha Development Workshop I
19 3 pm - 7 pm Fraziers' House FSU iGEM Social
24 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Alpha Development Workshop II
Team Leader and Associate Leader Selected
31 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Alpha Development Workshop III
June      
7 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Alpha Development Workshop IV
14 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Alpha Development Workshop V
21 4 pm - 5:30 pm HSF House, Room 3008 Alpha Development Workshop VI
28 4 pm - 5:30 pm HSF House, Room 3008 Alpha Development Workshop VII
Alpha Designs Completed
Bronze Criteria 5 Completed
July      
5     No Workshop
12 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Beta Development Workshop I
19 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Beta Development Workshop II
26 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Beta Development Workshop III
Beta Designs Completed
Alpha Tests Completed
August      
2 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Post Finals Socializing
30 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Post Break Review
Beta Tests Completed
September      
6 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session I
13 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session II
20 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Room To Be Determined Braintrust Session III
27 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session IV
October      
4 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session V
11 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session VI
18 4 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Braintrust Session VII
29 7 pm - 8 pm Innovation Hub, Pitch Room Final Braintrust Session
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4   Boston, MA iGEM Giant Jamboree
November      
8     No Workshop
15 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.

Alumni

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