Calling all academics and start-ups out to make the world a better place!

The G-Prize contest, conceived and exclusively sponsored by Gen9, was launched in 2012 to foster creative and innovative approaches for using synthetic DNA.  You can learn more about the G-Prize and past winners here. We're excited to continue fueling synthetic biology advancement and to announce that we are now accepting applications for our fourth annual competition. 

What you could win:

  • One of two awards of 500,000 base pairs of free, clonal, sequence-perfect DNA, or
  • A rationally designed DNA library with up to 10 billion variant combinations

Gen9 will award two gene synthesis prizes of 500,000 base pairs, one to a pre-commercial startup and one to an academic/public-benefit organization, for a total of 1 million base pairs of synthesized DNA.  In addition, Gen9 will for the first time offer combinatorial DNA variant libraries up to 1010 in diversity among the G-Prize awards.

Start the application process by letting us know a bit about your project, and we'll reach out with more information regarding the next steps in your journey towards massive amounts of free DNA!

Let Us Know More About Your Project