The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition.
iGEM’s main program is the iGEM Competition. The iGEM competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. Made up of primarily university students, multidisciplinary teams work together to design, build, test, and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Every year nearly 6,000 people dedicate their summer to iGEM and then come together in the fall to present their work and compete at the annual Jamboree.
ABOUT iGEM Thailand
The iGEM Thailand team was born out of the Hack Biodesign Initiative by JSTP, FREAK Lab at KMUTT, NU, and Mahidol University. Mentored by Dr. Puey Ounjai and Dr. Pakpoom Subsoontorn, the iGEM Thailand team aims to submit its first project to the iGEM 2019 competition.