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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Where Science Meets Society

An interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges.

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Archaea and the Discovery of the Third Domain of Life

In 1977, Carl Woese overturned one of the major dogmas of biology. Until that time, biologists had taken for granted that all life on Earth belonged to one of two primary lineages, the eukaryotes (which include animals, plants, fungi and certain unicellular organisms such as paramecium) and the prokaryotes (all remaining microscopic organisms).  more ...

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Genomic For Judges

"Genomics for" Professionals

Professionals from the fields of law, medicine, business and education attend specially tailored genomics education programs, such as our Genomics for Judges workshop.

Art of Science

Art of Science

The IGB’s Art of Science program is a celebration of common ground between science and art. View our Art of Science Galleries here.

Genome Day

Genome Day

Genome Day is an opportunity to educate the community about genomes, genes, DNA, and evolution, held each year at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Champaign.

SING Conference

SING Conference

The Summer internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (SING) workshop is a one-week workshop that discusses the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for indigenous peoples' communities.

MOOC

Mooc

Mooc

MOOC

Available via our partnership with Coursera, the IGB's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Genomics: Decoding the Universal Language of Life” is a beginner level course. Enroll now at www.coursera.org/learn/genomics-research.

Learn about Genomics

Try some of our most popular activities at home, view our range of video resources to introduce various genomics concepts, take part in our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Genomics: Decoding the Universal Language of Life," and find out when and where our community events will take place such as our popular Art of Science program or our annual Genome Day.

Postdoc Association

The IGB Postdoctoral Association provides professional guidance and social opportunities for post-doctoral scholars. We hold seminars to inform postdocs of the tools and services available at IGB, organize workshops and resources for career development, and host events to encourage social interaction and professional collaboration between members of the community. Every postdoctoral researcher at IGB is welcome to contribute their ideas and suggestions for events.

Become a Fellow

The IGB offers a number of fellowships: IGB Fellows typically spend two years, ideally in research which overlaps with two or more thematic areas. The Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue research during the summer. And Carl R. Woese Postdoctoral Fellows are truly exceptional young scholars at the forefront of their field in evolution, emergence of life, quantitative biology, and genomics.

Start a Theme

The mission of the IGB is to advance life sciences research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to stimulate bio-economic development in the State of Illinois. Its near-term strategic objective is to identify and promote the development of innovative research themes that will capitalize on recent advances in genome science and technology. New themes may be proposed at any time, by any member on campus, through the instructions provided in the IGB Theme Proposal Whitepaper.

Give to the IGB

Maintaining our commitment to excellence in life-sciences education and research isn't easy. Constant innovation means constant renovation of facilities and technologies. The state helps cover basic costs, but a large number of our research programs are supported solely through private funding. To stay on the cutting edge of science, the IGB needs your help.

IGB SEMINAR (GNDP)

Impact of Regulatory Variation Across Human iPSCs and Differentiated Cells

Yoav Gilad, PhD
University of Chicago
Department of Human Genetics

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Lunch with the Core

Lunch and learn with members of IGB Core Facilities.

University IP, what is it, how do you know when you have it, what can you do with it, and why should you care?

Brad Edwards, Sr. Technology Manager
Lisan Smith, Technology Manager
Office of Technology Management

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Fox Family Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture

A Novel Series of Efflux Pump Inhibitors to Combat Multidrug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Tim Opperman, PhD
Senior Proposal Scientist, Microbiotix, Inc.
 

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Engaging with US Department of Defense for Medical Research

Brian Pfister, PhD, MBA, The Conafay Group
 
The Conafay Group specializes in representing biomedical organizations before the federal government and associated stakeholders.  They have consulted a wide array of life sciences organizations to advance their research and policy goals by harnessing the power of the federal government. Lunch will be served.

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

IGB SEMINAR (MME and GEGC)

Kostas T. Konstantinidis, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Microbial Genome Atlas (MiGA) Project

612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

IGB Contact

For general inquiries, please get in touch via one of the methods below.

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Gregory Drive | MC-195
Urbana, IL 61801

phone: 217.244.2999
fax: 217.265.6800
info-igb@illinois.edu

Safety Contact

IGB Safety develops and administers comprehensive safety and compliance programs for the institute. If you have any questions regarding safety at the IGB, please contact:

Robert Mann
phone: 217.244.8346
bobmann@illinois.edu
http://www2.igb.illinois.edu/safety

CNRG Contact

The Computer and Network Resource Group (CNRG) facilitates computer usage at the IGB by providing personal assistance coupled with user instruction.

emergency: 217.333.4854
help@igb.illinois.edu
http://help.igb.illinois.edu

Business Office Contact

The IGB Business Office processes serves as the liaison between IGB members and University administration for business-related functional and compliance issues. For questions, please contact:

Dale Johnston
phone: 217.244.5595
dkjohnst@illinois.edu
http://www.igb.illinois.edu/facilities-services/business-office

Array Café Contact

Serving hot and cold lunch, coffee drinks, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts.

For questions regarding Array Café, e-mail: arraycafe@illinois.edu

Interested in having Array Cafe cater your event? Fill out our form here.