Team:KU Leuven/HP/HP Main

Human Practices Overview

Participating in iGEM was an amazing experience, but we did not only join igem just for fun: We also wanted to make sure that our project had societal relevance. Therefore, we discussed our project with people that would actually come into contact with our product: Doctors and patients dealing with various diseases.
Furthermore, we paid a lot of attention on sharing our enthusiasm for science with the world, and spreading information about synthetic biology. Interested in what else we did? Then continue reading!

Patient interviews Talks with specialists Ethics EOS blogs European Practice Jamboree Teaching children from elementary and high schools about science I mmunity Wars Card game Workshops with Kinderuniversiteit Social Media Public engagment Education Human Practices

Learn more about how our team sought to put ourselves into the lives of the patients we are trying to help. You will learn about the stories of organ transplant patients as well as epilepsy patients and how their stories gave us conformation that our project is indeed valuable. The ethical aspect of our project is described here as well.


Learn more about how our team improved the project by talking to specialists. Their years of experience and opinions pushed us to adapt our project to match these critical insights. You will learn more about these specialists and their background.


Learn more about how our team devoted substantial effort in teaching students from elementary schools and high schools about biology. With adapted programs for both groups, we tried to enrich the scientific knowledge of these young students while showing them the beauty of synthetic biology. You will also get to know about our cardgame.

Public engagement:

Learn more about how our team reached out to the general public as well as other iGEM teams. You will learn about our blog in the scientific magazine EOS, the European practice jamboree and much more.