The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology was founded in 2003 to advance life science research and stimulate bioeconomic development in the state of Illinois. Learn more about our Institute. Learn More About the IGB »
The mission of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is to advance life science research at the University of Illinois and to stimulate bio-economic development in the state of Illinois, capitalizing on advances in genome science and technology.
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The IGB provides learning opportunities for hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students each year, as well as educating the community with workshops, camps, symposia, and special programs and events.
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The IGB has provided a solid foundation for future growth in the state of Illinois. Our scientists have generated more than 75 invention disclosures, 35 patent applications, and over a thousand scholarly journal articles since the founding of the Institute. Read More About Our News »
IGB is home to a number of scientific conferences, workshops and symposia throughout the year. We also host a speaker series, "Pioneers in Genomic Biology" which showcases world-renowned scientists from institutions around the world. Check Our Calendar »