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JGI Events & Opportunities

[ ] Joint Genome Institute Events and Opportunities Register Now for the 11th Annual JGI User Meeting
Since 2004, JGI has provided free access to its DNA sequencing, analysis,…

Gone fishin’ for natural products, with a new dragnet

[ ] ­Nature contains a treasure trove of substances that could help fight human disease. Just this year, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine honored the development of drugs…

IGB Clean Up

[ ] IGB Clean Up Day March 11, 2016 The IGB will be holding a clean up day on March 11, 2016 to provide you the opportunity to clean out offices, laboratories, storage spaces, and…

Illinois and Syngenta Sign Agreement for Access to RIPE IP

[ ] The University of Illinois (Illinois) and Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, have signed an agreement to implement a commercialization strategy for intellectual property developed…

NIH Grant Awarded to Study Skin Virus

[ ] Dr. Joanna Shisler, Associate Professor of Microbiology and researcher at the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Beckman Institute, and member of the Computing Genomes…

Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

[ ] How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a new study by University of…

Highly Cited Researchers

[ ] Stephen Long, Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the departments of crop sciences and plant biology (GEGC), and Donald Ort, Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences…

Seven Illinois researchers rank among the world’s most influential

[ ] Seven Illinois researchers rank among the world’s most influential Seven University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list…

Using Game Theory to Help Prevent Pregnancy Disorders

[ ] Life is a game. From the moment sperm fertilizes egg, you are either winning or losing. Using game theory--the study of competition and conflict--researchers can quantify the…

Illinois awarded $5M to increase water use efficiency in bioenergy sorghum

[ ] The University of Illinois has been awarded a 3-year, $5 million grant from the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as part of its OPEN 2015 funding initiative (ARPA-E…

Can male prairie voles blame promiscuity on poor memory?

[ ] Once male prairie voles have found a mate, what makes some stay at home, while others stray? The latest insight in a canonical scientific saga of genes, brain, social behavior,…

Stephen Long to Speak at Paris Climate Convention

[ ] Agricultural innovation is needed now — not later — to avoid food shortages in a world with an ever-changing climate and a growing population. That’s the message University of…

Rashid Bashir

[ ] Rashid Bashir, Bioengineering Professor and Department Head (Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering) was named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Fellow…

Prof. of Molecular and Cellular Biology William Metcalf Named AAAS Fellow

[ ] Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including William…

Ground-level ozone reduces maize and soybean yields

[ ] Despite government regulations, ground-level ozone – an odorless gas that forms as polluting nitrogen oxides drift in sunlight across the countryside – continues to threaten crop…

Scientists uncover mechanism that propels liver dev. after birth

[ ] Any expectant mother will tell you that she wants her baby's organs to develop properly in the womb. What she may not realize, however, is that a child's internal organs continue…

Creating bio-machines to improve health

[ ] By studying the behavior of living cells and combining them with synthetic tissue, researchers are creating “biological machines” to deliver drugs more effectively, function as…

Bacterial hole puncher could be new broad-spectrum antibiotic

[ ] Bacteria have many methods of adapting to resist antibiotics, but a new class of spiral polypeptides developed at the University of Illinois targets one thing no bacterium can…

Wimps or warriors? Honey bee larvae absorb social culture of hive

[ ] Even as larvae, honey bees are tuned in to the social culture of the hive, becoming more or less aggressive depending on who raises them, researchers report in the journal…

IGB honors renaming with symposium in memory of Carl Woese

[ ] The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology’s recent symposium, "Looking in the right direction: Carl Woese and the New Biology," was conceived as a way to celebrate the…