UCSF iGEM Program
Our program combines high school outreach with the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM). Promising young students from the San Francisco Unified School District's Abraham Lincoln High School spend the summer working together as a team, along with researchers at the University of California-San Francisco. We've also expanded our program in recent years to include local undergraduates and exchange students from Peking University with our ALHS students. They design and implement a project in synthetic biology with which they compete at the iGEM Jamboree in Boston in the Fall.
Kara Helmke
June 8-August 21, competition is September 24-28
UCSF Mission Bay
This program is sponsored by the UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology.