iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is an international competition in synthetic biology which annually attracts hundreds of teams from across the world. The projects in the competition cover topics ranging from bioremediation and therapeutics to space exploration, and are highly interdisciplinary – they consist of experimental biology component, modelling and software development, as well as design and human practices. A quick link for more information: https://igem.org/press

TU Delft has been competing in iGEM since 2008, with the teams winning numerous awards. In 2024, iGEM will again be hosted in the Department of Biotechnology, building 58.

Key dates:

  • Applications are now open until 12th of December 2023 to join the 2024 team. CV and motivation letter are needed, explaining why you’re interesting in joining iGEM and what you can bring to the team.
  • Interviews will be conducted between 9th – 11th of January 2024 (tentative).
  • Decisions will be communicated on the week of 15th of January 2024 (tentative).
  • Week of 22nd of January: kick-off meeting (tentative).


The course is 15 ECTS and runs part-time from February – June and full time June – October. For more practical information, you can check the Study guide and Brightspace pages of the iGEM course (LM3692).


For any further information and to apply to join the TU Delft 2024 team, send an email to course instructors: M.A.VieiraLara@tudelft.nl and N.Sostaric@tudelft.nl

Detect to protect!

We’re the 2022 TU Delft iGEM student team. We are a team of seven motivated students participating in the iGEM competition. Watch our video below to discover more about our project!

Our mission

Reducing the number of incidents of drink spiking

Our mission is to reduce the number of incidents of drug-facilitated sexual assault through responsible innovation and collaboration.

By doing this, we aim for the prevention of drug-facilitated sexual assault and overall general safety to achieve a brighter future for all.

If you want to help us in our research, you can donate to our crowdfunding.

Two time Grand Prize winner

Since the participation of the first TU Delft team in iGEM, TU Delft has established itself as a force to be reckoned with!

Meet this year's team

Team 2022

We’re the members of the 2022 SPYKE project team!

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