Welcome to Missouri S&T iGEM

Missouri S&T iGEM uses synthetic biology to solve real world problems. An interdisciplinary design team under the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center, we participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. Undergraduates from a variety of majors devise creative approaches to genetic education and research while forming connections and having fun.

Interested students should attend a general meeting or contact ampdd9@mst.edu.

General Meetings for the Fall 2020 semester are held at 8:00pm each Thursday.

Fall 2020 Project: Pathogen Prognostic

Current industry techniques for finding bacterial contamination takes anywhere from 6-72 hours. In this time span, the bacteria can escape their original confinement, spreading further across the product and diminishing yield. The goal of the Pathogen Predictor project is to develop a tool or device that indicates the level of bacterial contamination at low cell density by using Quorum sensing.

iGEM 2015 Team