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iGEM 2013 Platinum Partners
  • Sloan Foundation
    • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a private charitable foundation founded in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the longtime president of General Motors. Sloan witnessed first-hand how science and technology revolutionized the U.S. automobile industry and became convinced that scientific knowledge, responsibly developed and intelligently deployed, was the single best hope for the general advancement of human welfare. The Foundation makes grants in support of high-quality research and education in the natural sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. We are proud to support the iGEM Competition through our Synthetic Biology Program, which supports efforts to engage scientists, ethicists, policymakers, students and the public with the complex array of social and ethical issues raised by research in synthetic biology.


  • SynBERC / NSF
    • Synberc (the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center) is a multi-university research center established in 2006 with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help lay the foundation for synthetic biology. Its mission is 1) to develop the basic knowledge and tools so we can design and assemble biological systems to accomplish many complex tasks; 2) to train a new cadre of researchers who will specialize in synthetic biology; and 3) to develop and share best practices for the safe and ethical development of the field. Synberc is the nation’s flagship effort to make biology safer and easier to engineer. Visit www.synberc.org.

iGEM 2013 Partners
  • Agilent
    • Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
  • Autodesk
    • From blockbuster special effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, Autodesk software tools have assisted our customers to Imagine, Design, and Create a better world. It is with great interest that Autodesk engage with academic institutions and thought leaders to solve the design and visualization challenges facing research in synthetic biology.
    • Autodesk is committed to helping the next generation of researchers and engineers experience their ideas before they are real by making state-of-the-art design and visualization solutions available inside and outside of the classroom. See more about the Autodesk partner offer.
    • Find out about the latest tools and initiatives being explored by our Bionanotechnology research group, visit the Autodesk Research website.
  • FBI
  • IDT
    • See more about the IDT partner offer on the IDT page.
  • Mathworks
    • MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions.
    • See more about the MathWorks partner offer on the MathWorks page.
    • To learn more about MathWorks and their products, visit them at www.mathworks.com/academia.
iGEM 2013 Gold-Level Sponsors
  • New England Biolabs
    • Established in the mid 1970's, New England Biolabs, Inc. is the industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. NEB continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, library preparation for next generation sequencing, cellular analysis, epigenetics and RNA analysis. Additionally, NEB is focused on strengthening alliances that enable new technologies to reach key market sectors. New England Biolabs is a privately held company, headquartered in Ipswich, MA, and has extensive worldwide distribution through a network of exclusive distributors, agents and seven subsidiaries located in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK. For more information about New England Biolabs visit www.neb.com.
    • See more about NEB sponsor offer for iGEM High School teams on the NEB page.
  • SGI-DNA, Inc.
    • SGI-DNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) founded in 2013 and headquartered in La Jolla, CA, provides differentiated synthetic DNA solutions to leading organizations with demands for large and/or complex DNA constructs. Building on the scientific breakthroughs from leading scientists J. Craig Venter, Hamilton Smith, Clyde Hutchison, Dan Gibson and their teams, SGI-DNA utilizes unique and proprietary DNA synthesis technologies from SGI to produce synthetic genes, genetic pathways, and whole genomes quickly and cost-effectively. SGI-DNA is responsible for all commercial aspects of SGI’s synthetic DNA business and focuses on strategic business relationships with both academic and commercial researchers. For more information, visit www.sgidna.com.
iGEM 2013 Silver-Level Sponsors
  • Biomatters
    • Like a Swiss-Army Knife for Molecular Biology!
      Geneious is a DNA, RNA and protein sequence alignment, assembly and analysis software platform, integrating bioinformatic and molecular biology tools into a simple interface. By simply dragging formats into Geneious, users can access essential tools and plugins, and search public and private databases- all from one location.
      Biomatters, the team behind Geneious, creates software for the integration, visualization, analysis and biological interpretation of genomic data. We are proud to support the iGEM community and wish all participants good luck and Happy Researching!
iGEM 2013 Affiliates