Meet Our Team


We aim to use synthetic biology to tackle real-world problems and advance scientific understanding. Our goal is to design and build innovative solutions that can address global challenges in healthcare, environmental science, and agriculture.


We are a team of students from many different backgrounds: Biochemistry, Molecular Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biology and Computer Science! Through our diverse skills we are able to tackle our projects from many different perspectives.


A deep-seated love for science and innovation is at the core of our iGEM team’s mission. We are driven to use our skills and knowledge to positively impact the world by pushing the boundaries of what is possible in synthetic biology.

Join our Awesome Team!

Want to join the iGEM Munich team? We’d love to have you as a member! If you’re interested, you can come to one of our onboarding meetings and have a look at our social media so you’ll stay informed about when to join.

Our mission

Turn Ideas into Reality

At iGEM Munich, we’re students with a desire to change the world through the means of synthetic biology. We strive to develop groundbreaking projects – not only for the sake of the iGEM competition, but also for the greater good. We believe that our research projects can make a difference by exploring new perspectives and approaches to both established and novel technologies in science.

Frequently Asked Questions


Have a question? No problem! See if we’ve answered them here – if not, feel free to reach out to us!

When are you looking for new students?

Our Onboarding phase usually starts in December with introductory and brainstorming events for next year’s project. Make sure to subscribe to our social media to not miss any meetings!

Do I need to study a certain major to participate?

No, we’re open to students from all types of majors to participate. Most of us have connections to synthetic biology as biochemists or bioinformaticians, but we also have students from biology, biotechnology and computer science among others!

How much time commitment is iGEM usually?

This is a difficult question to answer – we have regular meetings each week and several meetings of different groups, but it always depends on what you want to do. We’re happy for everyone who wants to participate!