Special Events

IGB 10 Year Anniversary

Join IGB as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with a special Art of Science exhibit and a reception including our legislators from the Capitol Building in Springfield.

Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701

03/29/2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

OLLI Citizen Scientist

Showcasing an overview of the OLLI Citizen Scientist program and current research, with Citizen Scientists discussing their experiences.

612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

03/31/2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Art of Science 7.0

Showcasing imagery from the Core Facilities at the IGB, the Art of Science exhibit highlights cutting-edge research that is addressing significant problems in the environment, medicine, energy use and production, and fundamental research. Exhibit opens April 13 and will run through May 14.

[co][lab], 206 W. Main St., Urbana

04/13/2017 - 6:00pm

IGB Fellows Symposium

Sua Myong
Associate Professor
Biophysics department
Johns Hopkins University

Scott Edwards
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

For more info and free registration, visit Registration closes on April 28.

612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

05/04/2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The World of Genomics

Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum during a special two day event presented by IGB in Stanley Field Hall. More info at The Field Museum.

Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

05/19/2017 - 10:00am - 05/20/2017 - 2:00pm

Public Lecture and Symposium

In honor of University of Illinois microbiologist Sol Spiegelman and his work with recombinant DNA technology, the IGB is hosting the symposium “The Enduring Legacy of Sol Spiegelman.” Our national panel of speakers, including two Nobel Laureates, encompasses diverse disciplines such as microbiology, biochemistry, cellular and development biology, neuroscience, and biomolecular engineering, and will be presenting on current and future work in their respective fields. Register now at

Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL

10/20/2017 - 7:30pm - 10/22/2017 - 12:00pm