Learn by doing! IGEM Starter Set
Learn by doing! IGEM Starter Set
Learn by doing! IGEM Starter Set
Students using the IGEM Starter Set
Students using the IGEM Starter Set
Learn by doing! IGEM Starter Set Glowing Bacteria
$1,126.00

IGEM High School Starter Set

Interested in getting involved in the IGEM Competition and community but unsure how to get started? Get up and running in no time with our beginner-friendly IGEM Starter set, inspired by our work with up-and-coming teams in our community and validated by IGEM graduates. 

This set is perfect for students, teachers and mentors that have little or no background. It covers all the basics of genetic engineering hands-on and can be completed in less than a week.  All the hardware, wetware and instructions needed to get started are included, as well as a Q&A session with one our scientists and IGEM alumni.  

Engineering and culturing cells is a critical part of winning IGEM! 

From there, The DNA Playground all-in-one minilab included in this set can be used with our more advanced kits, the IGEM biobricks or custom science reagents to prototype and create further. The minilab is perfect for students to use on at their own pace as it is safe, friendly and affordable. 

The kit includes:

  • 1 x DNA Playground Large - the Genetic Engineering all-in-one minilab-
  • 1 x Group Canvas Kit - Eight (8) experiences to learn how to work with cells, and incubate cells.
  • 1 x Group Engineer-it kit - Eight (8) experiences to practice your team's basic skills, including inserting DNA in bacteria (transformation experiment). These kits can also can be used to create your own competent cells and transform your own DNA plasmids. Kits comes with 1 color expressing DNA plasmid. 
  • 1 x Junior R&D Kit - Eight (8) kits to do transformations with your own cells and DNA. In this kit you choose the antibiotics you'll use for your project. See the drop down menu to choose.
  • 4 x Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The Beginner's Guide to Programming Bacteria - for the team to learn the basics of genetic engineering, an essential skillset for winning iGEM.
  • Access to the online course Hands-on Biology Lab Skills at home, Real-world project, a 7 lectures course covering theory and lab-skill basics using the DNA Playground and Engineer-it kit. Course by IGEM 2007 alumni and Cambridge University PhD graduate Justin Pahara. (optional)
  • 1 x 20 minute Q&A session with an Amino Labs' scientist over video or phone conference.

The kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Packs are shipped 1-5 days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us prior to, or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

Packs are shipped 1-5 days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us prior to, or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Overview:

Interested in getting involved in the IGEM Competition and community but unsure how to get started? Get up and running in no time with our beginner-friendly IGEM Starter set, inspired by our work with up-and-coming teams in our community and validated by IGEM graduates. 

This set is perfect for students, teachers and mentors that have little or no background. It covers all the basics of genetic engineering hands-on and can be completed in less than a week.  All the hardware, wetware and instructions needed to get started are included, as well as a Q&A session with one our scientists and IGEM alumni.  

Engineering and culturing cells is a critical part of winning IGEM! 

From there, The DNA Playground all-in-one minilab included in this set can be used with our more advanced kits, the IGEM biobricks or custom science reagents to prototype and create further. The minilab is perfect for students to use on at their own pace as it is safe, friendly and affordable. 

What's included

The kit includes:

  • 1 x DNA Playground Large - the Genetic Engineering all-in-one minilab-
  • 1 x Group Canvas Kit - Eight (8) experiences to learn how to work with cells, and incubate cells.
  • 1 x Group Engineer-it kit - Eight (8) experiences to practice your team's basic skills, including inserting DNA in bacteria (transformation experiment). These kits can also can be used to create your own competent cells and transform your own DNA plasmids. Kits comes with 1 color expressing DNA plasmid. 
  • 1 x Junior R&D Kit - Eight (8) kits to do transformations with your own cells and DNA. In this kit you choose the antibiotics you'll use for your project. See the drop down menu to choose.
  • 4 x Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero: The Beginner's Guide to Programming Bacteria - for the team to learn the basics of genetic engineering, an essential skillset for winning iGEM.
  • Access to the online course Hands-on Biology Lab Skills at home, Real-world project, a 7 lectures course covering theory and lab-skill basics using the DNA Playground and Engineer-it kit. Course by IGEM 2007 alumni and Cambridge University PhD graduate Justin Pahara. (optional)
  • 1 x 20 minute Q&A session with an Amino Labs' scientist over video or phone conference.

The kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life. 

Shipping

Packs are shipped 1-5 days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us prior to, or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

Shipping

Packs are shipped 1-5 days after you place your order. If you require yours for a specific date or event, please contact us prior to, or with your order # so that we can try to make it happen for you! ☺︎ 

The kit(s) must be refrigerated upon arrival for longer shelf life.