___iGEM is a yearly competition run by the  MIT, for synthetic biology using BioBricks: standardized DNA components that can give living cells new behaviors. The TU-Delft team won the iGEM competition in2010. They present their work with iGEM and BioBricks. ~ In their workshop participants get to learn the basics of working with BioBricks by designing a bacteria that produces keratin – aversatile organic substance that is fully biodegradable and that can replace plastics in a lot of applications.