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Welcome to the iGEM 2020 Competition Website!

Bookmark this page will be your key resource for all competition related details and announcements.
Visit this page often for news and updates.

Online Events

Dry Lab Impulse - Webinar Series

After iGEM Academia & Research Committee

August 13, 12:00 PM EDT. Episode 2: Team TecCEM 2018 - BioBrick Builder Software Learn more

iGEM Global Meetup

August 20-21

Check out the lineup: Learn more

Measurement Office Hours

August 18, 1:00PM EDT.

Do you have questions about engineering and measurement for your project? Please join the Measurement Committee Office Hours to ask your questions! Learn more

Judging Office Hours

August 24, 4:00AM EDT.
August 24, 1:00PM EDT.

Have a question about judging this year? Need some help understanding special prizes or medals? Not sure how to use the Pages for Awards? Join us for Judging Office Hours! Learn more

iGEM 2020 Global Meetup

Thursday August 20 - Friday August 21

We are hosting the first ever global meetup for all teams to connect, collaborate and celebrate! This year, we can't meet each other in person, but we want you to have an amazing iGEM experience and still meet other teams! After the Opening Weekend Festival, this meetup will go further by exploring more interactive platforms and ways of virtual networking.

Learn more about this meetup:

See the lineup:

Attending the iGEM 2020 Virtual Giant Jamboree? Register your team now!

Regular Team Registration ends in...

Quick Links

  • Apply to be an iGEM Judge More...
  • View the new video deliverables and resources hub More...
  • Request a Distribution Kit More...
  • Register for the Virtual Giant Jamboree More...
  • Join the Global iGEM Slack Workspace More...
  • Find or post an Event/Meetup More...
  • Find or post a Collaboration request More...
  • Check out special offers from sponsors More...
  • Submit a Safety Check-In Form More...

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • August 11: Five Schools Alliance Meetup More...
  • August 13: Dry Lab Impulse Webinar #2: BioBrick Builder Software More...
  • August 13: Beijing iGEMer Meetup More...
  • August 15: 2nd Annual iGEM Meetup – Asia More...
  • August 18: Measurement Committee Office Hours More...
  • August 20-21: iGEM Global Meetup More...
  • August 24: Judging Office Hours More...

Competition Calendar | Events Calendar

News and Announcements


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Special Sponsorship Offers for Teams

Free Benchling Software

20 kb FREE custom DNA

GenScript Team Grants and Discount

Free SnapGene and Geneious software

Free MATLAB, Simulink, SimBiology software

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