Giant Jamboree/About


The Giant Jamboree is the annual event where all of the iGEM teams come together to present their synthetic biology projects. This year, the Hynes Convention Center, located in historic Boston, MA, will host more than 260 international, multidisciplinary teams eager to share and celebrate their work.

The iGEM competition encourages university and high school student researchers to work in teams and solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts called BioBricks from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Each team manages their own projects, advocates for their research, and secures funding. Teams are also challenged to actively consider and address the safety, security, and environmental implications of their work.

This is the 11th year of the iGEM competition, which started back in 2004 at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA with only 5 teams. It has since expanded to include over 270 teams for 2015 competition representing five regions from around the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America!

All participants are invited to the Giant Jamboree to present their accomplishments and compete in front of a global audience.

Come join the fun and share in the excitement as teams showcase their work in synthetic biology!