center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


2013 iGEM team presents at ExplOratorium

September 6, 2013

With a kit of biological parts and new parts of their own design, the iGEM team has been working on their summer synthetic biology project for the last three months. This year their project included a strong public outreach component, which culminated with a presentation at the ExplOratorium’s After Dark event on September 5th, 2013.

Focusing on the theme of “Transformations,” the group talked about the central dogma of biology and how scientists use this information to build and “transform” biological systems and operate them in living cells. Their presentation was titled ‘Micro-Transformations Can Bring Big Results’.For a full list of the night’s exhibits, check out the Exploratorium website: http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark/september-2013.


Photos from the event