iGEM – IISER Bhopal

“Tackling real-world problem with the tools of synthetic biology”


iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is an annual worldwide synthetic biology competition. The competition aims at summer-long multidisciplinary teamwork to design a project and build genetically engineered systems using standard biological parts called BioBricks.


  • Dr. Lavanya Bhagavatula



 A team consists of undergraduate students from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and others in the institute looking forward to actively contribute to the growing field of synthetic biology.



iGEM 2018 (MethNote: A prototype of Methane Biosensor)
  • Debut participation of Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Bhopal.
  • A team of 10 potential undergraduate students
  • Initiated by the Biology Club, IISER Bhopal
  • Bestowed with highest scores in the poster presentation at All INDIA iGEM Meetup-2018 held at IISC Bangalore.
  • Won the Bronze Medal in Giant Jamboree held at Hynes Convention Centre, Boston, U.S.A.

iGEM 2019
  • Under the process of selection

Future Plans/Goals

  • To nurture an iGEM culture within the institute.
  • To develop an in-house repository of Bio bricks for future teams.
  • To contact the stakeholders for the real world applicability of the project.