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Associate Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker recognized as one of five pioneering researchers on the frontiers of epigenetics, aging and evolution

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announced Allen Distinguished Investigator awards to researchers conducting pioneering research, including Rachel Whitaker, Associate Professor of Microbiology.

Rising senior at the University of Illinois Yuhao Min, double major in chemistry and molecular and cellular biology, is studying anticancer compounds as newest Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar.

Rising senior at the University of Illinois Yuhao Min, double major in chemistry and molecular and cellular biology, is studying anticancer compounds as newest Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar.

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Supports Crops in Silico

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded support to plant biologist Amy  Marshall-Colón (right) to continue  research in support of Crops in silico to develop a suite of virtual plant models.

World of genomics

Over 10,000 visitors experienced the World of Genomics at the Field Museum of Natural History, a three-day event presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Social experience tweaks genome function, behavior

Researchers at the University of Illinois are uncovering the genomic mechanisms that underlie social behavior in mice, some of which may be shared widely across animal species.

John Gerlt, Gutgsell Chair, Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biophysics, was recently awarded a Gordon Hammes Lectureship in honor of his scientific contributions to chemistry and biology.

John Gerlt, Gutgsell Chair, Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biophysics, was recently awarded a Gordon Hammes Lectureship in honor of his scientific contributions to chemistry and biology.

Researchers have found a way to penetrate the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria, overcoming a major barrier to the development of new broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Researchers have found a way to penetrate the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria, overcoming a major barrier to the development of new broad-spectrum antibiotics.

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of their 2017 members, including three from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of their 2017 members, including three from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum in Chicago during a special two day event presented by the IGB. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.

Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum in Chicago during a special two day event presented by the IGB. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities.

New approach combines synthetic biology, genome editing tools, and automation to quickly and effectively produce novel yeast strains.

New approach combines synthetic biology, genome editing tools, and automation to quickly and effectively produce novel yeast strains.