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Chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother and veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan tested an anti-cancer compound in pet dogs now being used in human clinical trials.

Chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother (right) and veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan tested an anti-cancer compound in pet dogs now being used in human clinical trials.

The newly established Global Biofoundry Consortium, led by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao, looks to develop biofoundries for accelerated biological engineering and fundamental research.

The newly established Global Biofoundry Consortium, led by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao, looks to develop biofoundries for accelerated biological engineering and fundamental research.

New generation of biofuel crops could yield 13 times more biodiesel per acre than soybeans, according to Project Director Stephen Long, Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology.

New generation of biofuel crops could yield 13 times more biodiesel per acre than soybeans, according to Project Director Stephen Long, Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology.

Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. From left: materials science and engineering professor Kristopher Kilian, graduate student Junmin Lee and veterinary medicine professor Timothy Fan.

Illinois researchers found the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. led by materials science and engineering professor Kristopher Kilian (left).

Researchers have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of the endangered solenodon, a venomous insectivore that diverged from other living mammals 78 million years ago.

Researchers have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of the endangered solenodon, a venomous insectivore that diverged from other living mammals 78 million years ago.

Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, including Anthropology professor Rebecca Stumpf and Physics professor Karin Dahmen, both of the IGB.

Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, including Anthropology professor Rebecca Stumpf and Physics professor Karin Dahmen, both of the IGB.

Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at our annual Fellows Symposium.

Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at our annual Fellows Symposium.

Illinois researchers along with UC Davis are combining in vivo and computational techniques to predict a genome-wide binding pattern of a key protein involved in brain disorders.

Illinois researchers along with UC Davis are combining in vivo and computational techniques to predict a genome-wide binding pattern of a key protein involved in brain disorders.

Using novel algorithms, researchers from the CompGen Initiative are employing supercomputing power to scan 2,500 genomes to determine how variants transfer through ancestral ties.

Using novel algorithms, researchers from the CompGen Initiative are employing supercomputing power to scan 2,500 genomes to determine how variants transfer through ancestral ties.

Researchers led by Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long have engineered a way to convert sugar into oil in sugarcane, resulting in a new and sustainable biodiesel source.

Researchers led by Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long have engineered a way to convert sugar into oil in sugarcane, resulting in a new and sustainable biodiesel source.