IBE: Purdue University

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Purdue University Institute of Biological Engineering Student Chapter

formerly known as the Biological Engineering in Genetics Club (BEG)


Purdue IBE strives to unite students - from multiple majors - interested in Biological Engineering by providing contact and affiliation with a professional society. The department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering serves at the home department for the club, but students from all related majors can be and are members.

Current majors represented include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology - Genetics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

We're always looking for new members! Feel free to contact one of the officers if interested in learning more.


Purdue IBE chapter began as an iGEM team in 2006. The team formed a student club named "Biological Engineering in Genetics" or BEG (named for their interests and their need for research funds). BEG was formed because the students wanted to expand the activities beyond iGEM. In 2007 BEG decided that a national affiliation with IBE would help to fulfill this objective.

We participated in the iGEM competition from 2006-2010. The last year marked the change from a single Jamboree to regional and World Championship Jamborees. The 2011 year, the Purdue University IBE Chapter will not be participating in the iGEM Competition. However, we still seek to support the goals of the iGEM community, and appreciate participation from interested members.

Student Officers

Faculty Advisor


iGEM is the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition. Learn more about the competition through the following links or contact the club officers via OWW.

If you are interested in joining the 2012 iGEM team ... e-mail one of the officers through OpenWetWare

We will be having an iGEM 2012 Callout meeting towards the beginning of October 2011


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Older Content

View the 2008 iGEM wiki here.