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What is Virginia iGEM?

We are a student-run research team and synthetic biology interest group. Every year, we select a new team from our pool of applicants; those applicants will participate in the International Genetic Engineering Machine competition through Spring semester, Summer and Fall. Team members work together to discover problems that can be solved using synthetic biology, design and engineering solutions to those problems, and implement functional prototypes of those solutions that will be presented during the iGEM Conference.

The Virginia iGEM Team consistently sees success at the international competition, which happens every Fall. This past year’s 2022 team worked on developing a lateral flow assay test strip for proactive cardiovascular disease detection. Check out the current team's wiki to learn more!

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Virginia iGEM will be Recruiting in the Fall Semester!

Want to know more about Synthetic Biology? Do you find genetic engineering fascinating? Do the words 'sustainable biomanufacturing' excite you?

Learn More and Apply!

Current Team and Project

12 students spent their summer developing a test strip for atherosclerosis, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases.

Learn more about the team

Past Teams and Projects

Ever since 2007, Virginia iGEM has been giving students the opportunity to get their feet wet with synthetic biology.

Meet the iGEM Family