The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition is an annual undergraduate research competition hosted by MIT. The project aim is to develop Synthetic Biology through the creation of a registry of parts. Each part in the registry is an analyzed strain of DNA with several specific restriction sites at each end of the fragment. These strains can be anything from promoters to genes, allowing easy assembly and reassembly of these parts into genetic circuits. The 2006 jamboree consisted of 37 teams from 12 countries whom presented their findings.
The PSU 2007 iGEM team is currently developing projects radiation detection and ethanol production. More information can be found in the Project Section.
If you are interested in joining the team click here.