iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) is a student’s competition within the new area of Synthetic Biology and has been created at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in 2003. Meanwhile, the competition became an annual event, operated by an independent iGEM association in Boston. The business is i.) bearing a new, often adventurous idea for a synthetic biological approach, ii.) during summertime, testing the hypothesis by performing proper experiments, and iii.) in autumn, presenting the projects in Boston by talks or posters vieing with teams from all over the world.

iGEM-Team 2018

2018th iGEM Team Marburg: VIBRIGENS – Accelerating Synbio.

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups