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The International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. At the start of the iGEM competition each year, interdisciplinary student teams are given a kit of biological parts. They then spend the summer using experimental techniques, mathematical modelling and software engineering to design and build new biological “machines”. The iGEM competition began in 2003 and now each year over 130 teams from across the globe compete in both regional heats and the grand final at MIT in Boston, USA. More information can be found on the iGEM main pages.