UiOslo iGEM

Create a better world in an interdisciplinary student-lead iGEM team at UiO.

The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition is an annual, worldwide event where student-teams from all over the world meet to solve global challenges using synthetic biology. The UiO team will have the opportunity to apply their creativity and problem-solving skills in combination with community collaboration for the needs of a student active project.

Throughout the iGEM year, the UiO team learns and performs in a research-oriented and innovation promoting environment. All master's students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO, are welcome to join UiO's iGEM team.


  • This year's project is CellulALT Sep. 14, 2022

    We use synthetic biology to produce a modified bacterial cellolose that can be a starting point for the sustainable production of medical equipment and a supplement in nutrition in extreme situations such as prolonged drought, war or space exploration.

  • The 2022 team is starting up Feb. 15, 2022

All projects

Read about all the projects: current and completed.

What is iGEM?

The iGEM competition is organized by a US-based foundation that has its origins at MIT in Boston – and has been run with ever-increasing international visibility since 2003. In 2019, more than 6000 students per year were part of the competition, competing in 353 teams from more than 40 countries. In 2020 and 2021, the competition was slightly smaller, and had to be run as an online event. In 2022 the jamboree will be held in Paris, France.

10 credit point course

Participation of iGEM teams at UiO is organsed in the form of a 10-credit point course at the Master's level. Read about the course content and learning outcome in the course BIOS4910IGEM.