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MN#10 • 2019

Hello, iGEM Community!

iGEM Ambassadors here, we have been developing new content, and we are looking to share our latest developments with you and get help from the community to grow our new projects. Some of the new projects you can engage in include:  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
iGEM is searching for judges—both experienced and new—Alumni who understand iGEM, as well as individuals who are willing to learn about iGEM. Click the link below if you want to apply, or forward this email to a friend who you think would be a good judge!
Judge Application


Missed a meetup, but really want to know how it went? Check out the event summaries below.
After iGEM sent two iGEMers as representatives to the RedPop Festival and Biotechnology & Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium for Bioeconomic Development in Latin America. The festival brought together the regional science and technology community to convene on myriad topics. Learn how it went.
Our Ambassadors for Asia, Nurul and Hassnain, conducted four After iGEM activities in Thailand to introduce the iGEM Competition, After iGEM, and Synthetic Biology to the local ecosystem and welcome them to our global community. Read more.


Explore the latest synthetic biology articles

How can science improve your dinner?

An emerging middle class in developing countries has increased the demand for meat while at the same time, reducing the amount of available farmland. To meet this growing demand, there has been a rise in the creation of in-vitro meat products. Check it out

Doubling the Power of DNA

Credit: Millie Georgiadis, Indiana University School of Medicine

Researchers have combined four synthetic nucleotides with the four naturally found nucleic acids to create eight-letter DNA molecules that look and behave like the real thing. Learn more.

To engage in a discussion on these topics, visit our Forum.


A global directory of creative companies and job opportunities
Discover the Feles Explorer kit! The kit contains everything you need to perform a PCR, to stitch together DNA, and to transfer the DNA into cells. Check out the Kickstarter for the new Feles Explorer Kit!
Arzeda combines computational protein design, and state-of-the-art high-throughput screening to expand protein engineering. Learn how Arzeda design's proteins never before seen in nature.


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.

Waving from around the world,
iGEM Ambassador Team
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