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Thu, 25 Mar


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SYNBIO TALKS: IGEM, Driving Innovation in Synthetic Biology

An event for students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and companies interested in learning more about IGEM, their portfolio of projects in the Nordics, and possible pathways for future collaboration in the field of synthetic biology.

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SYNBIO TALKS: IGEM, Driving Innovation in Synthetic Biology

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25 Mar 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 EET

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About the Event

You are warmly welcome to our second Synbio Talk! - an event series taking place every month where we talk about different topics related to synthetic biology. Our aim with these events is to build a stronger synbio community in Finland and beyond as well as to strengthen collaboration networks in the field of synthetic biology.

For this second event, we will introduce IGEM and present some of the projects disseminated in the Nordics during the last couple years as part of the IGEM Competition. This is a perfect opportunity for students in Finland interested in opening up IGEM teams at their universities and for companies or individuals looking to collaborate with students in the field of synthetic biology.


The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community, and friendly competition.

iGEM’s biggest program is the iGEM Competition. The iGEM Competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. Made up of primarily university students, multidisciplinary teams work together to design, build, test, and measure a system of their own design using interchangeable biological parts and standard molecular biology techniques. Every year nearly 6,000 people dedicate their summer to iGEM and then come together in the fall to present their work and compete at the annual Jamboree.

For more information:


14:00 - 14:10  Welcome and Synbio Powerhouse News - Manuel Arias, Interdisciplinary Researcher at VTT

14:10 - 15:00  IGEM - What is it, how it works, and project portfolio in the Nordics - Nerea Capon Lamelas, iGEM Alliance Project Manager and Regional Head (EMEA) at iGEM EPIC

15:00 - 15:20  Q&A

15:20 - 15:30  Wrap-up

We look forward to seeing you all!

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