• 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 to 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 FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop III
Team Leader and Associate Leader Selection
10 4 pm - 5 pm FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop IV
17 4 pm - 5 pm FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop V
24 4 pm - 5 pm FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop VI
May      
1 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom After Finals Socializing
15 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop VII
22 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop VIII
29 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Ideate Workshop IX
June      
5 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop I
12 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop II
19 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop III
26 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop IV
July      
2 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop V
10 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop VI
17 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop VII
24 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop VIII
31 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop IX
August      
7 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop X
14 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop XI
21 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Summer Workshop XII
28 4 pm - 6:00 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session 0
September      
4 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session I
11 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session II
18 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session III
25 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session IV
30 11:59 pm   Registry and Wiki Refrigeration
October      
2 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session V
9 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session VI
16 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Braintrust Session VII
19 11:59 pm   Registry and Wiki Freeze
23 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom Final Braintrust Session
Oct. 29 - Nov. 2   Zoom iGEM Giant Jamboree
November      
6     No Workshop
13 4 pm - 5:30 pm FSU Zoom 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 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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