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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 season of the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition.

Undergraduate Grand Prize Winner

NCKU Tainan

1 in 10 people worldwide suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), a condition with no cure. This team from the National Cheng Kung University won the Undergraduate Grand Prize with their biological systems for measuring and reducing p-Cresol levels, a uremic toxin that worsens the health outcomes of CKD patients.

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Overgraduate Grand Prize Winner


For European winegrowers facing deadly plant diseases like Flavescence Dorée and Bois Noir, four weeks can be too long to wait for a diagnosis. This team from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne built a field-deployable test that gives farmers crucial results in as little as two hours, helping them save their crops while reducing pesticide use.

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High School Grand Prize Winner

GreatBay SZ

This team of students from the Shenzhen area took home the High School Grand Prize with their project SPIDERMAN - SPIDroin EngineeRing with chroMoprotein And Natural dye. Inspired by superhero battle suits, they biosynthesized colored spider silk, a material with applications in medicine, textiles, and aerospace fields.

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Undergraduate First Runner Up


Canada, the largest global producer of canola oil is faced by the "green seed problem", an issue that costs the industry $150m every year. This team from the University of Calgary engineered a biological solution to improve the production pipeline at every step, yielding more high-quality product at a lower environmental cost.

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Undergraduate Second Runner Up

TU Kaiserslautern

Energy intensive, releasing CO2, or requiring nasty chemicals: current plastic recycling is not ideal. This team from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern created a biological recycling method for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a major plastic component, integrated within existing sanitation systems to eliminate plastic pollution.

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Overgraduate First Runner Up

Wageningen UR

Xylella fastidiosa is a devastating plant pathogen that has destroyed agricultural industries around the world. Now, it threatens similar economic damage across Europe. This team from Wageningen University & Research developed a comprehensive system to both detect and cure plants of Xylella infections.

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Relive iGEM 2019

President's Message

High School Awards Ceremony

Collegiate Awards Ceremony P.1

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Jamboree Photos

Photographs from the Giant Jamboree have been posted to the iGEM Flickr account!

Judging Feedback

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iGEM 2019 Results

iGEM 2019 Projects

Take a look at the amazing projects created by the iGEM 2019 teams this season.

Save the date!

Get ready for iGEM 2020! Registration for iGEM 2020 will open early next year, but in the meantime save the date for the iGEM 2020 Giant Jamboree, October 28 - November 2.

After iGEM

Congratulations! You've all been through this shared experience that is iGEM. Now we invite you to take part in the next phase of iGEM… After iGEM. After iGEM is here to excite, support, and inspire the 40,000+ iGEMers to continue leading in synthetic biology wherever they are around the world.

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