How can designers communicate scientific research effectively?

What is iGEM ?

University of Washington iGEM Team 2019 - Photo by Elyssa Yim

An undergraduate synthetic biology team with hopes of winning the annual international competition (Jamboree) by doing globally impactful and ethical scientific research. 
"A club that functions like a start-up" - Yoshi Goto, advisor

The design team created this concept map to help new members comprehend how our team functions as a whole.​​​​​​​

As the design lead, I was in charge of managing the design team, which created visual materials to educate the public about both our team and synthetic biology in general. 

Our Team's Project: Creating a Biosensor to Detect Small Molecules
I created this video with the help of Chi Truong, in order to explain our project to the public. CID animation by Timothy Chong.
Our project name, "Immunosense", points to how small molecule detection could help researchers detect and fight infectious diseases, such as malaria.

Project Poster
Presented at the 2019 Boston Jamboree

Poster layout by Angie Dang. Final poster by Clara Too.

We created our poster with the idea of imitating the shape of a CID binder. 
Further information about our project can be found on our wiki -

Outreach Materials
Our outreach team won Best Outreach at the international Jamboree in 2019.

Event flyer -  Delaney Wilde and Clara Too

Synthetic Biology Activity Booklet - made for kids, accessible to all. Made with low-income students in mind, with inexpensive materials allowing kids to experience biology in a hands-on manner.

Activity Booklet Content by Outreach Team and Angie Dang. Cover by Clara Too and Angie Dang.

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Our team at in Boston at the Jamboree, displaying our awards! We won Silver, as usual. Glow-in-the-dark shirts by Clara Too.


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