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MN# 9 • 2019

Hello, iGEM Community!

iGEM Ambassadors here. Last month we grew our team, and we have been hard at work to create new projects, improve the after iGEM platform,  and to develop systems to strengthen existing After iGEM programs. Follow the work of the team on the After iGEM platform. We would love to hear about your online experience at and any ideas you have to make it better. We welcome your feedback!

This Month's Features:
  • Ambassador Updates
  • iGEM World News
  • Opportunities for you, including at iGEM in Boston!
  • Information on Alumni Events
  • Synbio in the News
Now, let's dive into the latest happenings in the iGEM and After iGEM world.


If you are interested in gaining experience in teaching, giving back to the iGEM community, and expanding your iGEM contact network, apply to be a mentor for iGEM 2019! Click here to learn more or send an email to
Mentor Application
iGEM Headquarters is seeking an intern to help with coordinating the iGEM-Twist Bioscience synthesis pilot program. This is a paid internship in Boston, MA.
Intern Application


Explore the latest synthetic biology articles

The engineering of living organisms could soon start changing everything

Artist: Mark Weaver

The Economist journalist, Oliver Morton, attended the iGEM 2018 Giant Jamboree. His subsequent piece titled, 'The engineering of living organisms could soon start changing everything' came out in the Economist this spring. Check it out


Artist: Alyssa Foote

Are our lab machines making sweet tunes or telling all of our secrets? Hackers listen in on what synthetic DNA machines are printing and reverse-engineer the genetic code. Learn more.
To engage in a discussion on these topics, visit our Forum.


Are you looking for a place for centralized discussion of the latest news, advancements, and challenges in synthetic biology? Explore the new After iGEM discussion forum here.

Connect to the Forum


A global directory of creative companies and job opportunities is a unique crowdfunding platform specifically designed by iGEM alumni for the funding of scientific projects. Check it out!
Twist Bioscience is a new revolutionary silicon-based DNA synthesis platform. Explore how they have partnered with iGEM this year or explore how to use Twist Bioscience's technology in your research.


iGEM is seeking a  Representative  for BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Events Center, July 8-11. The programming will feature the latest in industrial biotech, food and agriculture tech, BIO One-On-One Partnering meetings plus endless networking opportunities.

Hiring? Looking for work? Visit the After iGEM Job Opportunities page.
This newsletter was made just as spring flowers began to bloom — which reminded everyone they had allergies and that bees are cute when they covered in pollen.

Waving from around the world, 

iGEM Ambassador Team
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