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Emory iGEM: Solving Issues with Synthetic Biology

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
32 Gifts
Project has ended
Project ended on April 25, at 11:59 PM EDT
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We couldn’t have done it without you!

May 01, 2018

Thank you so much for your support to Emory iGEM and the dreams of our team members. The experiences that are afforded to us by the iGEM competition and team at Emory are invaluable. It is an opportunity to learn and develop as independent thinkers, researchers, business people and active community members. 


While we didn’t hit our goal, without your help we could not have achieved our team goals as we looked ahead to our competition in Boston. 


Thank you so much!

Final Stretch!

April 24, 2018

As our fundraising campaign comes to a close, we would like to thank each and every one of you who has supported us through this endeavor. With the money that we have raised, along with support from the Emory Chemistry Department, have fully funded 3 students' participation to the iGEM competition in October! We are so grateful for this opportunity to not only represent Emory but also to make connections in science, learn from others all over the world, and grow as young scientists.


Since we have just a few hours remaining on our Momentum campaign, please take a minute to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and by email to help us get as close to our fundraising goal as possible.


Thank you so much!

The iGEM Team

Time is running out!

April 17, 2018

As our campaign comes to a close, everyone from the Emory iGEM team thanks you for your continued support! With your help, we have raised 50 percent of our goal, and there are only 8 days left to reach it! 


This past week, part of our team was involved in a coding workshop to learn the basics of HTML. These team members will be working remotely to build up our team's website over the summer. All the work that we're putting in goes toward working our way to Boston to represent Emory well at the iGEM competition.


Your support is tremendous in getting us to our goals and we hope you will will continue to help us out by sharing our Momentum page:

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Thank you so much! 

We are halfway through!

April 09, 2018

We are already halfway through our fundraising campaign, and it is all thanks to you that we have come this far! There is still more work to do.


Your support has made an impact in the lives of our students, developing scientists, and business people, who are working tirelessly for a common goal--to represent Emory at the iGEM competition in October and take full advantage of the learning experiences through the entire process. Thank you for giving us the opportunities to do this!


Help us to continue the momentum by sharing our campaign with others!

iGEM is Hard at Work

April 02, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has helped to kick off this campaign! It is with your support that we are closer to reaching our fundraising goals and getting to Boston for the iGEM competition in the fall. Our team members are hard at work, learning the lay of the lab, and hosting events.


This past Saturday, a group of our team members hosted our second social outreach event of the year, a workshop for middle school students. We taught them about bacteria, plasmids, and how those can be used to solve real-world problems!


Please continue to help spread the word and encourage others to support our bright and determined team members!

Let's Spread the Word About iGEM!

March 27, 2018

We have officially launched Emory iGEM’s fundraising campaign. Thank you for already donating, and now we are in great need of your support by sharing our Momentum page!


Next week, we will begin training our new student researchers in the lab techniques they will need for our research project. As the majority of our work is done over the summer, we will hold a series of workshops for the students who will be working full-time in the lab over the summer.


Thank you so much to everyone who has already contributed to our cause. Your gifts will help our team register for the 2018 iGEM competition, purchase the materials needed for our research, and pay for travel and lodging expenses of the students we will send to the conference in Boston.


Please help us keep the momentum going by spreading the word and encouraging others to support our iGEM team members!

Choose a giving level


Pose a question

Your contribution of $20 can help cover the cost of agar, needed to grow bacteria.


Conduct background research

Your contribution of $50 can help cover the cost of enzyme buffers, needed for optimal restriction enzyme function.


Construct a hypothesis

Your contribution of $100 can help cover the cost of centrifuge tubes we will use in lab when analyzing our bacteria.


Design an experiment

Your contribution of $200 can help cover the cost to sequence one entire genome.



Your contribution of $400 can help pay for airfare for one team member.


Analyze the Data

Your contribution of $695 can help register one team member for the iGEM competition.


Draw Conclusions

Your contribution of $800 can help pay for two team members' airfare.


Present the Findings

Your contribution of $1,000 can help pay for lodging in Boston for two team members.

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