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  • iGEM is the international genetically engineered machines competition.
  • The objective of the competition is to design and build an engineered biological system using DNA.
  • To see examples of the amazing possibilities of iGEM, check out last year's presentations

https://giving.mit.edu/images/give_now.gif to the MIT 2007 iGEM team.

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Interested in being a learning more about iGEM 2007? Explore below for an example of what's possible.

For more info on this year's iGEM please see www.igem2007.com and the official iGEM 2007 wiki

Many more valuable links and helpful tidbits are available at the iGEM Resources page

Team Detox presents Project E.coFilter

We are using surface display of polystyrene-binding proteins and heavy metal promoters to sense and remove Hg ions from contaminated water.

External links

For visitors

  • Read more about engineering biology.
  • [[../2006|2006 MIT iGEM wiki]]
  • [[../2005/|2005 MIT iGEM wiki]]
  • Polka Dots: The MIT IAP class, a precursor to iGEM

Internal links

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Want to join the team?

  • Graduate students interested in advising the team should email grads [AT] igem.mit.edu
  • Undergraduate students will have to wait until 2008!


  • April 8 - Application deadline (5pm on Sunday)
  • April 7-9 - Undergrad interviews
  • April 12 - UROP funding deadline
  • April 30 - iGEM 2007 registration closes
  • May 1 - Team 2-page proposals due
  • May 15 - Preliminary team rosters due
  • May 26 - Teach the teachers workshop
  • May 30 - Team registration fee due
  • June 4 - Team training begins
  • June 11 - Team starts in the lab (summer term begins)
  • July 1 - Team project descriptions due
  • September 1 - Final team rosters due
  • October 26 - Project and part documentation due
  • October 26 - BioBrick Part DNA received by the Registry
  • November 3-4 - iGEM competition Jamboree, MIT, USA

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Meeting Logistics

Last year's MIT iGEM contact info

  • Email grads: grads06 [AT] igem.mit.edu
  • Email team: smellers [AT] igem.mit.edu

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The MIT iGEM team consists of six undergraduate students working fulltime during summer 2007 on engineering a biological system. In addition, we have a number of graduate student and faculty advisors.

Picture of MIT iGEM 2007


Email us: team [AT] igem.mit.edu


Email grads: grads [AT] igem.mit.edu

Email all: igem [AT] igem.mit.edu