center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


2014 iGEM season kicks off with a meeting at NASA with the Stanford/Brown/Spelman iGEM Team

June 13, 2013

The iGEM team capped off their first week with a trip to NASA Ames Research Center to tour the world's largest wind tunnel and to see the NASA synthetic biology labs. These labs are host to the Stanford/ Brown/ Spelman iGEM team, and our team met with them to share project ideas and encouragement.

The Center has hosted the UCSF iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team for eight years -- a summer research program in synthetic biology with a team of ten undergraduates and recent graduates of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Working on a single project in the lab, the students design and execute experiments that they present at the iGEM (igem.org) competition in October along with 240 other teams from around the world! Good luck to all the iGEM teams in their summer research!