iGEM Team Aachen 2017

Designing a thoughtful iGEM project requires asking which problems synthetic biology can best help solve and exploring the impacts of your work in the world. iGEM HQ

Human Practices

From the first hour, our project has been based on and developed through input we got from external supporters. Together with representatives of Industry, Research and Politics we have worked on detecting problems, shaping ideas and establishing political dialogues.

Human Practice

Environmental Projects demand social awareness on environmental issues and ethical considerations. We have visited schools, held presentations and conducted conversations to shape awareness on water pollution on the one hand and biosafety and environmental impact of GMOs on the other hand.


National and International exchange and collaborations among each other are an essential part for every iGEM Team. We have worked together with teams from Germany, Europe and Northern America in matters of laboratory work, research, mentoring and discussions.