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The mission of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (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 the recent advances in genome science and technology. A brief description of the infrastructure available to support the IGB thematic research activities and the detailed procedures for submitting thematic research white papers can be found at the link below. The intent of the white paper process is to identify and facilitate development of the IGB research themes. 

New themes may be proposed at any time, by any member on campus, through the instructions provided in the IGB Theme Proposal Whitepaper.