• Creating new technologies using synthetic biology to solve real-world problems

The NYU iGEM Team participates in the annual iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) Competition. Hundreds of teams from around the world participate every year to showcase their research and product development in the field of synthetic biology. The NYU iGEM team designs and creates a new project each year in the area of our choice, incorporating skills in genetic engineering, chemical engineering, and biology. Techniques used in the lab to create the project center around prokaryotic molecular cloning and biotechnology.

Community outreach and collaborations with other teams are also important aspects of the NYU iGEM project. The team also engages in educational outreach activities and presents at the iGEM Competition, NYU Tandon Research Expo, NYU Prototyping Fund Showcase and more, earning awards and funding. 

    Methods & Technologies

    • Wet Lab Techniques (Gibson Assembly, bacterial transformation, cell cultures)
    • Prototype design
    • Microbiology equipment
    • Biological systems engineering
    • Mathematical modelling
    • Standard Registry of Biological Parts
    • Molecular cloning
    • Graphic design and web development
    • Outreach and collaboration


    • Gene Circuitry Team
    • Hardware Development Team
    • Modeling & Coding
    • Fundraising & Outreach
    • Media & Marketing

    Areas of Interest

    • Biology
    • Biomolecular Science
    • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • Medical Ethics


    • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
    • NYU College of Arts and Science
    • NYU Office of the Provost

    Faculty Advisors

    Student Leadership