Benchling is bringing data management and molecular biology tools to all iGEM teams in 2019.
We're proud to work with iGEM to advance synthetic biology and empower young scientists.
iGEM teams innovate faster with a free Benchling account!
Benchling helps scientists around the world record data, design experiments, and collaborate more efficiently.
For iGEM, Benchling offers Notebook and Molecular Biology applications, extra space, and an enterprise feature.
More than a digital version of paper
Centralize all of your data — spreadsheets, image files, sequences, protocols, and detailed notes. Easily export Notebook entries and upload them to your iGEM Media Wiki.
Design and analyze sequences with 10+ tools
Access CRISPR, cloning, alignment, primer design, and auto-annotation tools, built to power modern synthetic biology workflows. Link your sequences directly to your Notebook, or share them with the iGEM community.
Enhance team-wide collaboration
Share your files with your iGEM teammates. Save time by searching for data — yours or your teammates' — all in one place.
Sign up from this page, and you'll unlock:
10 GB of extra space
a feature that allows you to open an attachment in its desktop application
and automatically syncs edits to your Notebook
Already using Benchling for iGEM and want Benchling Sync?
Shoot us an email from the address associated with your account.
Transfer your data from Benchling to iGEM
Follow these iGEM Export Instructions to upload your Notebook entries directly from Benchling to your iGEM Media Wiki.
Training and support
Get started with the Benchling Training Kit.
Answer more questions with the Help Center.
Use Benchling Sync:
> Install the Benchling Sync desktop app
> Edit file attachments with Benchling Sync
Read these how-to blogs:
> Design primers and model PCR in silico
> Perform knockouts using CRISPR
Check out these existing protocols
Master quick and easy cloning
> Cut & Paste Assembly
Clone with Golden Gate
> Type IIS Assembly
Learn how to CRISPR
> Gene Knockout with CRISPR
Run a PCR reaction
> PCR Amplification of GFP
Read about iGEM Coach and Benchling user, Karmella Haynes:
> Karmella Haynes: Synthetic Biologist, Artist, Advocate, and Ultimate Puzzle Solver
Read about past iGEM projects powered by Benchling:
> iGEM Spotlight
Want to share your project on our blog? Email us!