You are invited to the opening reception of the Art of Science 2.0 on Thursday, April 12 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Indi Go Gallery.
The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology 2.0 exhibits some of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research addressing significant problems in the environment, health, and energy use and production. Research instrumentation in the Core Facilities at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) provides state-of-the-art resources for biological microscopy and image analysis for faculty and students from across campus and to scientists in Research Park. This exhibit illustrates the IGB's commitment to scientific discovery and the collaborative spirit that makes it all possible.
The idea of this exhibition originated from a Champaign business man, Doug Nelson from BodyWork Associates (link to http://www.bodyworkassociates.com/), who had a vision that Science is Art. Mr. Nelson wanted to help bridge the community with the university through an art exhibit. He continues to support public engagement and outreach efforts at the IGB with the community. We appreciate Indi Go Gallery (link to http://www.indi-go-art.com/) enriching the Champaign-Urbana community by showcasing the work of artists who reach beyond the boundaries of the mainstream.
The IGB core hosted an outreach activity for MSJHS Science Club afterschool activity. The science club students (around 20) were bused to IGB on Saturday, January 21, 2012. They first attended an hour lecture by Prof. Andrew Leakey, IGB-Genomic ecology of environment change on Climate change and Global warming at the IGB lecture hall. Then they went to the state of the art IGB core facilities where they had an extended tour of what kind of research the graduate and postdoctoral fellows across the campus are performed using IGB core facility equipments. They have also got a quick peek in to the newly installed NMR-600 system and gone through the sophisticated software suite to perform 3D image analysis. A week after the same students returned to IGB to visit Prof. Bruce Fouke, Geology-Biocomplexity theme to witness how the climate change could affect coral reefs, studying roman aqueduct and how the IGB core facilities microscopes and systems aid in accomplishing these goals for all UIUC researchers in the campus.
The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology - exhibits some of the University of Illinois research addressing significant problems in the environment, energy, agriculture and medicine. Research instrumentation in the Core Facilities at the IGB provides a state-of-the-art resource for biological microscopy and image analysis for the faculty and students from across campus, in addition to scientists in Research Park. This illustrates our commitment to scientific discovery and the collaborative spirit that makes it all possible.
We would like to thank Bodywork Associates for supporting this exhibition. Doug Nelson has an outstanding vision that Science is Art. He originated the ideas that brought this show to fruition.
Images from last year's exhibition are on display at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 South Lincoln Avenue in Urbana until June 28, 2012. Click here for photos and video of the images and last year’s opening reception.
This course provides a broad overview of light microscopy. The topics will be introduced in lectures, and the labs will give the student hands-on practice. The labs are coordinated with the lectures, such that the concepts will be introduced before the laboratory exercises.
The Institute for Genomic Biology has partnered with the College of Engineering to host Girls Adventures in Math, Engineering and Science, Bioimaging camp. This week long summer camp introduces 13 and 14 year old girls to research and engineering on the University of Illinois Campus. Girls are given the opportunity to work on a research project using the same research instrumentation available to University of Illinois researchers to look at the effects of environmental changes on plants at the cellular level. The girls harvest and dissected Arabidopsis leaves from plants grown in ambient and elevated Carbon dioxide environments. Using images collected from wide field and confocal microscopes Chloroplast and Mitochondria areas and volumes are measures and compared to elucidate the effects of environmental changes on the energy cycle of plants. By working on current research questions, girls are provided with an opportunity to experience scientific research first hand.
This project was modeled from work Katie Richter is doing in Andrew Leaky's Lab.