Synthetic biology is a novel, rapidly developing, interdisciplinary science with tremendous potential in various fields including medicine, food and energy industries. International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) is a worldwide synthetic biology competition originating from MIT, Boston. The iGEM competition is concerned with overcoming a challenge within a short time frame under the umbrella of innovation, design, experiment work and prototype modelling. More than 300 student-driven teams participate in iGEM annually, with Aalto-Helsinki being the only team representing Finland.
The Aalto-Helsinki 2018 is a multidisciplinary team of 10 people with a shared ambition to conduct a unique and multidisciplinary research project. Our team is more multidisciplinary than ever before: It comprises of expertise from various fields including bioinformatics, molecular biosciences, genetics, biotechnology and chemical engineering, experimental physics, business, design and sustainability. Read more in the descriptions on our Team Page and from our Blog.
Check our Project Page for a more detailed description.