BioTreks is the first international synthetic biology journal to be authored and reviewed by high school students. The journal is intended to give participating students the valuable experiences of writing and evaluating scientific papers, while offering them opportunities to share their own synthetic biology ideas, techniques, and results in a professionally edited, online publication.
Every Spring, new journal content is presented and reviewed at an online conference that is attended by students, mentors, and professional biologists from around the world. The dynamic conference environment gives participants a chance to ask each other questions about their work and suggest improvements prior to publication. More importantly, the event offers students and mentors opportunities to build professional connections that will support their research in coming years.
Following the conference, students work with journal staff to finalize their manuscripts, graphics, and videos for publication in the annual online issue of the journal.
Participation is free and journal content is available to the general public without subscription.
Please consider participating in the annual BioTreks program as an author or volunteer. A detailed timeline for the current publication cycle can be found here.