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Launched this year, the Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar Program brings two talented undergraduates to pursue interdisciplinary research at the Institute on a full time basis over the summer months.

Launched this year, the Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar Program brings two talented undergraduates to pursue interdisciplinary research at the Institute on a full time basis over the summer months.

Psychology professor Aron Barbey, with research scientist Ryan Larsen and postdoctoral researcher study lead Erick Paul, linked specific brain markers to specific intellectual capabilities.

Psychology professor Aron Barbey, with research scientist Ryan Larsen and postdoctoral researcher study lead Erick Paul, linked specific brain markers to specific intellectual capabilities.

A collaboration including the HPCBio group, led by Director of Bioinformatics Victor Jongeneel, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa.

A collaboration including the HPCBio group, led by Director of Bioinformatics Victor Jongeneel, and NCSA is helping change the way genetic medicine is researched and practiced in Africa.

Researchers from the IGB among many others demonstrated prototypes of several crop-monitoring systems during a day-long event at Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center supported by DOE's ARPA-E.

Researchers from the IGB among many others demonstrated prototypes of several crop-monitoring systems during a day-long event at Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center supported by DOE's ARPA-E.

Physics professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Thomas Kuhlman have observed jumping gene activity in real time within living cells, in a collaborative study at the Center for the Physics of Living Cell and reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Physics professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Thomas Kuhlman have observed jumping gene activity in real time within living cells, in a collaborative study at the Center for the Physics of Living Cell and reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The IGB has formed a new research theme, Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME), focusing on how humans interact with their microbiomes and how these interactions affect human health and nutrition.

The IGB has formed a new research theme, Microbiome Metabolic Engineering (MME), focusing on how humans interact with their microbiomes and how these interactions affect human health and nutrition.

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).