Antibody engineered with a switchThe iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine) program is the premier student competition in synthetic biology. The CU team has motivated undergraduate students from both Arts & Sciences and Engineering. They learn to use molecular biology techniques to create the biological systems from their imaginations. Research on their project is performed over the summer and fall. CU Boulder’s team is currently engineering biological systems to control drug delivery. Past iGEM teams around the world have even formed biotech startups based on their projects.

In the fall, CU Boulder’s iGEM team will present their project at the Jamboree in Boston and compete against teams from other top universities around the world. Last year’s competition had 300 teams and more than 4,000 participants. 

We need your support to show the world how science and engineering students at the University of Colorado are improving our world. The team is seeking donations and sponsorships to assist with project and travel costs. CU iGEM donations or contact Dr. Brian DeDecker with sponsorship inquires.

Team picture

Applications are available in the spring for next year's team and a preparatory iGEM based course is offered spring semesters. If interested, please contact the iGEM faculty sponsor, Dr. Brian DeDecker.







CU iGEM team sponsors (click on logo for link)

Berg HillSheridan Ross




Boettcher Foundation


OpentronsLab Society